Water Management Intern


Organization : Village of Wilmette
Job Category : Water and Sewers
Job Type : Internship
State/Province : IL
City : Chicago
Salary and Benefits : $13.50 per hour
The Village of Wilmette is seeking a self-motivated individual with positive work ethics to fill the position of Water Management Intern for the summer months. This position will work 15 to 20 hours per week to include some weekend shifts for a 12 to 14 week period.   

General Responsibilities:

The person in this position works under the general direction of the Water Management Chemist assisting in performing a variety of laboratory tasks related to QPCR analysis of beach water samples.  Specific job tasks include: sampling, filtration of water samples, DNA extraction, preparing reagents, running a thermocycler, data entry and other related tasks.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will be enrolled in a Chemistry, Biology or a related program and have an interest in pursuing a career in Science. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and be detailed-orientated. Knowledge of DNA testing, Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus.

Hourly Wage:

The hourly wage is $13.50 per hour.

Selection Process:

Candidates should be prepared to undergo a background investigation and driver’s license records check. Interested candidates should complete an employment application which may be downloaded from the Village’s website at www.wilmette.com submit it along with a cover letter electronically to HumanResources@wilmette.com. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

The position will remain open until filled. Questions should be directed to Diane Dempsey, Water Management Chemist at (847) 853-7532 or e-mail to dempseyd@wilmette.com.

The Village of Wilmette is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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