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Integrated Waste Management Internship

Integrated Waste Management Internship Opportunity (Undergraduate Student)  

TITLE: Student Intern/Undergraduate Student

LOCATION: San José City Hall 200 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113. This position is 100% onsite. Remote work is not available. 

TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: January 2023 – June 2024  

HOURS PER WEEK: Up to 20 hours per week during the school year and 35-40 hours per week during school breaks. Occasional evening/weekend hours may be needed. (part-time) 

COMPENSATION: $13.76 - $19.65 (unbenefited) 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 11:59 P.M. 

About the Internship 
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) Integrated Waste Management (IWM) division leads one of the largest and most aggressive solid waste management systems in the United States through creativity and innovation. Division staff collaborate with other City departments and establish strong partnerships with private companies, other government agencies, nonprofits, and the community on a variety of key efforts. Experience fast-paced work and learn new skills that contribute to the bigger purpose of protecting the environment at a local level. 

This internship opportunity is on the Regulations Team with the IWM of ESD. The Regulations team manages legislative tracking, analysis, support, and implementation; zero waste-related projects; data management and analysis; reporting of Division-wide data to CalRecycle. 

Senate Bill (SB) 1383 is new legislation from the State of California that mandates organics recycling and implements the recovery of edible food.  

This position will help with the Procurement and Reporting components of SB 1383, which may include the following:   

  • Coordinating among various City departments and collecting data, creating reports and dashboards on the SB 1383 data management platform, exporting the reports from the platform, analyzing data, and creating charts. 
  • Assisting with departmental memorandums, and 
  • Providing support with outreach and education to the Commercial and Residential teams. The outreach activities include face-to-face interaction on SB 1383, assisting IWM staff with waste audits or route reviews, and customizing and creating various SB 1383 education and outreach materials. 
  • Other projects as assigned 
Candidate should possess the following skills: 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Knowledge of data analysis and visualization (various software or MS Office) 
  • Previous research experience 
  • Ability to summarize and present the research findings in a clear, concise, and compelling way 
  • Effective written and verbal communication 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to conduct in-person outreach (being comfortable talking to businesses) 
Minimum Qualifications 

Education: Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate program. Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Geosciences, and Geospatial analysis or related areas of study/major are preferred. 

Experience: None. 

License: Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California may be required for some positions. 

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.  

How to Apply 
To be considered for this internship, please follow the instructions below by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, December 14, 2022: 

Email with the subject line: Integrated Waste Management Internship, attach your updated resume, and include the response to the following questions in the body of the email: 

  1. Are you currently enrolled in an undergraduate program? If so, what institution? 
  2. Are you available to work at San Jose City Hall located at 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113? 
  3. Are you available to work from January 2023 through June 2024? 
  4. Do you have a valid California driver's license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle? 
  5. What is your anticipated graduation date? 
  6. What is your area of study (Major/Minor)? 
  7. Describe a school or work-related project where you conducted data analysis and report writing. 
You must complete the steps above to be considered or your submission may be deemed incomplete.  
If you have questions about the position, please contact

Thank you,

Environmental Services Department (ESD) Employee Services