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Stormwater Monitoring and Engineering Intern

Stormwater Monitoring and Engineering Intern (Full Time) – Summer 2023
The Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) and Digital Water Lab at the University of Michigan Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seek a paid summer intern to assist with their sensor node network and water quality monitoring efforts. The intern will provide support to the collaborative sensor node installation efforts and split time at the two organizations assisting with a range of field, lab, and data processing duties.
·        Coordinate work between the two organizations on the Huron River remote sensor node network.
·        Assist the team in installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment to keep the remote sensor node network functional.
·        Clean, process, and analyze water level and flow data collected by the sensors.
·        Support other sensor node development, deployment, and maintenance activities across Southeast Michigan. 
·        Provide assistance with HRWC’s Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Program in Washtenaw and Wayne counties, including collecting water samples and measuring water quality parameters.
·        Measure velocity and flow at sensor node sites across the Huron River watershed.
·        Contingent on receipt of funding, support administration and launch of federal grant project.
·        Based on experience, develop code to improve network functionality and data streaming.
·        As necessary, assist with other HRWC fieldwork and monitoring tasks.
·        As feasible, coordinate storm sampling program and autosampler network, including repairing and installing ISCO autosamplers, monitoring weather for storms, facilitating sample collection, and processing data.
Preferred Qualifications
·        Upper class undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental studies, ecology, computer science, or a related field.
·        Knowledge of electrical engineering or computer programming is preferred.
·        Access to a vehicle and ability to travel to numerous monitoring sites in Southeast Michigan.
·        Independent, self-motivated, and collaborative.
·        Able to occasionally lift and move 50 pounds, walk on uneven ground, and wade in streams.
This is a full-time internship that requires a commitment of an average of 40 hours per week. Additional hours on weekends or evenings may be required in the event of storm sampling. The preferred duration is May through August, however, start and end dates can be adjusted based on availability.
The intern will spend time at Digital Water Lab on the University of Michigan’s North Campus and HRWC’s offices, both in Ann Arbor, MI, as well as at multiple sampling sites across Southeast Michigan.
The intern will be paid an hourly rate of $15-18, depending on experience and education level. Travel mileage will also be reimbursed.
Application Process
Please submit an application, cover letter, and resume at by Friday, March 17th, 2023. Contact with any questions.  
Huron River Watershed Council is committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace. We are committed to prohibiting discrimination against volunteers, clients, and applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental handicap/disability, social economic class, ethical values, and/or political beliefs.