Water Resources Internship

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Bedford , NH 03110

Posted 3 weeks ago

Water Resources Summer Intern Position

VHBs Environmental Group in Bedford, NH is looking for a Summer Intern to assist our Water Resources Group with stormwater sampling, water quality monitoring and other field data collection efforts. Other technical tasks may include develop GIS maps, data management, preparing permit applications and report writing. This is a paid, full-time position on a temporary basis expected to extend to the end of August 2019 contingent on available work and with the possibility of an extension. This position would provide an opportunity to explore the aspects of environment consulting while possibly leading to a full-time position depending on work load at the end of the internship.

VHBs passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers that provide a full array of integrated water resources services for municipal, state and federal governmental agencies and private sector clients including:

  • Watershed / Water quality

  • Stormwater Management / Permitting

  • Ecological Restoration / Wetlands and Streams

  • Stormwater Treatment Design

Responsibilities include

  • Assist in water quality sampling and other field data collection using GPS mobile technology

  • Inspect and document features of storm drains, stormwater BMPs, natural stream channels and possibly erosion control measures

  • Coordinate with team members to manage and analyze field data within the geodatabase

  • Assist in developing GIS maps and other graphical data presentations of collected data.

  • Compile, analyze and interpret water quality data for internal review with the WR team.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Understanding of basic stormwater treatment design and drainage concepts

  • Ability to use and calibrate water quality instruments in the field under various conditions.

  • Ability to utilize GPS equipment to locate sampling locations and record data in the field

  • Capable of coordinating sampling and field equipment for multiple sampling locations on a daily basis with assistance from other team members


  • 0 - 2 years of experience in an engineering/water resource science environment

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor (B.S.) program or a recent graduate of a four-year college environmental engineering and/or other water resource science program

  • Prior experience with water quality field instruments as well as GPS data collection is preferred

  • GPS, GIS and CAD application experience are desired

  • Availability to work 40+ hours weekly throughout the summer period preferably starting sometime in May

At VHB, were invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. Were proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


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Water Resources Internship

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