The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) is a regional government agency, committed to achieving clean air to protect the public's health and the environment. The District accomplishes this goal through regulation of industrial facilities and various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage clean air choices.
The District's jurisdiction encompasses all of seven counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Napa, and portions of two others - southwestern Solano and southern Sonoma.
Under close supervision, the intern performs a variety of air quality and administrative support work. The Intern may be placed in a specific functional area or work in a broad range of areas.
The purpose of this job classification is to provide students with an opportunity to apply their education to work and gain practical experience while exposing them to the operations and mission of the District.
This is a temporary training position.
Interns may perform work that is directly related to their academic field or in their selected Division/Office.
The District is currently accepting applications for the position of Intern
in the following Divisions/Offices:
Terms of assignment
The Administrative Resources intern will learn about the administrative operations of the District such as the procurement process and mailroom system. The intern will assist staff with various assignments relating to: contracts and Requests for Proposals (RFPs); the distribution, sorting, and processing of mail and District documents; and other special projects.
The Communications Intern will assist with the coordination, research, preparation and staffing of community events throughout the nine-county region. The intern will assist staff with community outreach on District programs, such as Spare the Air, and with office publications such as staff newsletter, news clips, reports, and other special projects.
Community Engagement & Policy
The Community Engagement & Policy intern will assist the team with special studies related to air quality through research, policy review, data collection and analysis, and documentation. The intern will engage with public agencies, professional organizations, industry representatives, community groups and District staff to collect or disseminate information and data.
The Air Quality Engineering Intern will provide support for special studies related to: air quality permits, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, and facility health risks assessments.
The Human Resources intern will learn about the operations of the human resources office and will assist on various projects including: administration of the internship program and mentorship program, a workforce analysis study, and HR records management assessment.
The Air District Web Editor intern will gain practical work experience and an introduction to working with web-based systems. The intern will work on challenging, real world projects, and gain experience in web-editing and development in an Agile Scrum/Kanban team based environment.
Meteorology & Measurements
The Air Quality Laboratory Intern will learn about the Air District's regulatory laboratory operations and specialty instrumentation specific to the air quality industry. Projects include an update to the laboratory quality assurance guide, documentation of laboratory safety procedures, and a chemical inventory update.
The internship is an 8-10 week program; start/end dates are flexible with the intern's academic schedule. Interns may work up to 40 hours per week; work schedule will be set on an individual basis as determined upon the division's needs and intern availability.
Must be continually enrolled in and attending an accredited college or university (summer enrollment is not required).
Must be at or entering the junior, senior, or graduate level of college study with a declared major in engineering, chemistry, environmental science, policy, political science, communications, computer science, information system management, public relations, business administration, public administration or a closely related field.
Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher (where 4.0 is the highest GPA).
How to Apply & Selection Criteria:
How to Apply
Interested individuals must submit a completed BAAQMD application, cover letter, resume, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire by 5pm on Friday, April 26, 2019.
Applications are accepted online; please visit our website at www.baaqmd.gov/jobs to apply.
Resumes must be attached to the application, and will not be accepted in lieu of the required application materials. Postmarks, faxes, and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Except as requested in this announcement, do not include any additional documents, such as letters of recommendation, performance evaluations, work samples, etc. They will not be considered.
Supplemental Questions Instructions
Individuals who apply for this position must respond to each of the required supplemental questions. Applications must be received by the Human Resources Office no later than the time and date specified in this vacancy announcement. The responses to the supplemental application questions will be used in accordance with the procedures indicated under the Selection Criteria section.
Persons with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations during the application and/or selection process should notify the Human Resources Office at (415) 749-4980.
The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.