Summer Intern - Lower Platte North NRD, Wahoo

Summer Intern - Lower Platte North NRD, Wahoo

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The Lower Platte North Natural Resources District is seeking two or three summer interns for the summer of 2019.  The position will begin in May and run until the start of the fall semester of school.

Work will be conducted from the NRD’s headquarters located in Wahoo, Nebraska.  A district vehicle is provided to perform work related activities. 

Five T-shirts and a cap with the District logo, will be provided as uniforms to each summer employee.

Main job duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:

(May & June)  ─ Operations and Maintenance Department

  • Tree Planting
  • Dam site maintenance and inspections (spraying noxious weeds & cutting trees)
  • District property maintenance, to include recreational facilities
  • District vehicle maintenance
  • Other operational and maintenance duties as assigned
  • Office duties such as data entry, educational activities

(July & August)  ─ Water Department

  • Verifying flow meters
  • Variance & Well permits checks
  • Performing chemigation inspections
  • Performing ground water quality sampling
  • Measuring irrigation well pumping rates with an ultrasonic flow meter
  • Flow meter readings and making water level measurements
  • Various office duties as needed such as mailings and data input (computer skills are preferred)
  • Collect GPS data and perform geographic information system task
  • Other water duties as assigned

A 40-hour work week is guaranteed with work hours from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Rate of pay is approximately $11.32 per hour.

Work situations involve outdoor conditions of high heat and humidity.  Exposure to dust, pollen and insects will also be encountered.

Individuals with interests in natural resources and water resources are encouraged to apply.  Employment preference is given to college students with natural resources, water resources, environmental science or a related major.  If interested please send application letter, resume and list of references to: bheimann [at]

Lower Platte North Natural Resources District

ATTN:  Bob Heimann, Operations & Maintenance Manager, or Russell Oaklund, Water Resources Specialist
P. O. Box 126
Wahoo, NE  68066

Phone # (402) 443-4675

►The Lower Platte North Natural Resources District is an Equal Opportunity Employer◄