The Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction is responsible for the design and construction of major water-related capital projects. The Bureau’s projects focus on maintaining the continued delivery of high quality drinking water and upgrading the 14 wastewater plants located throughout the City to improve water quality and comply with new rules and regulations. The opportunity in this internship is to understand how a large capital construction organization functions through development of Standard Operating Procedures. With over 200 active projects, the Bureau must ensure that projects are managed the same way across the program. Everything from how an inspector daily report during active construction to the progress deliverables of design documents need to be communicated to Bureau staff and third party consultants in a clear manner. The SOP development group is tasked with developing and maintaining SOPs across the Bureau. The intern will perform the following activities under supervision: participate in development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for construction and design activities within the Bureau, attend SOP development meetings, take notes, and incorporate senior staff directions for changes to SOPs. The intern will edit SOPs and make recommendations for grammar/language modifications and well as content changes. The intern will also monitor and update databases and perform other basic analytical tasks. There will be opportunities for site visits and for interviewing subject matter experts at field sites.
Preferred Skills: Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate level level majoring in library science or business.
Additional Information: Preferred coursework: Environmental Engineering, Project Management, Technical Writing, Construction Management.
This is an unpaid position.
Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate/graduate level.
student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Student must have at least a junior class standing.
Strong writing skills; effective interpersonal skills; familiarity and/or experience with computers/software; leadership skills; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision.