Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

Student Internships Available at USGS

Student performing pH analysis

U.S. Geological Survey Internships - Youth & Education in Science Program

Starting date: Spring/Summer 2014
Ending date:   Conclusion of student’s final degree program

The USGS New England Water Science Center has openings in its Northborough, Mass., office for two part-time Student Trainees in Hydrology. The positions are offered under the Pathways Internship Program, which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Most of the work will be conducted during summers and regular breaks from classes. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent USGS appointment.

Interns will receive training in a broad range of methods for hydrologic data collection and analysis, including operation and maintenance of automated stage- and discharge-monitoring equipment; installation, calibration and maintenance of automated water-quality sensing and recording instrumentation; and techniques for measuring the quantity and quality of groundwater. Students will also learn to perform routine water-quality field measurements for parameters such as temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and phytoplankton chlorophyll concentration, collect and process samples for chemical analysis, perform limited field or lab analyses of sample constituents, and prepare tables, figures, maps, and other graphic material for use in publications. Interested students should apply directly to USAJOBS at the web site shown below.

For more information, please contact:

Marcus C. Waldron
U.S. Geological Survey
10 Bearfoot Road
Northborough, MA 01532
508-490-5049

To apply for the position, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366291200 by April 11, 2014

For information about the USGS New England Water Science Center: http://newengland.water.usgs.gov/index.html