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Position Description: Come be a part of the Public Health Protection & Promotion division to improve and protect the health of children, adolescents and adults who live, learn, work or play in Hennepin County. We are seeking three environmental health interns to perform licensed pool inspections and take beach water samples as well as other duties within environmental health program areas.

Location and hours:
These positions are hybrid and will be performed both on-site based out of 479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 and other various sites throughout Hennepin County and remote as job duties require. Internships will start in May 2024 and end in August 2024 with the potential to extend on a case-by case basis. The work schedule will primarily be 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with hours between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Some weekend hours may be required to accommodate special events.

While these positions are designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.

About these position types:
These positions are seasonal, non-benefit earning internship positions.
These positions are internally classified as an Intern II.
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Note: You must attach a resume with your application materials to be considered for this position.

In these internships, you will:
Inspect licensed public swimming pools for compliance with state and county ordinances.
Collect water samples from wells and public beaches.
Educate, train, and advise operators on code requirements and assist with implementation of operational changes to meet standards.
Become knowledgeable in other environmental health programs to assist with educational outreach and other duties as directed.

Position Requirements:Must be currently enrolled for the academic school year of 2023-2024 in either a:
Bachelor's degree program as a junior or senior in environmental health, environmental science, food science, biology, chemistry, and/or related degree.
Master's degree program in environmental health, environmental science, food science, biology, chemistry, and/or related degree.
Recent graduate (within 6-months) with a bachelor's or master's degree in environmental health, environmental science, food science, biology, chemistry, and/or related degree.
A valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation to travel to sites throughout Hennepin County and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver’s permit.
The ability and willingness to work some weekends, occasionally on short notice, to attend events and meetings for community organizations.
Access to reliable internet and self-support hybrid workspace.

Position closes on:2024-03-05

Where to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hennepin/jobs/4338294/internship-environmental-health