Summer Intern - Lower Elkhorn NRD, Norfolk

Summer Intern - Lower Elkhorn NRD, Norfolk

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The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (NRD) is seeking at least two summer interns for May to August.

Job Description
This is a support position involving a variety of tasks with regard to the overall operation of the district. The internship may be eligible for college credit, with prior approval of district staff and coordination with accredited college. Supervision is received via a coordinated effort of department managers. Work involves providing support to the various district departments including; but not limited to, water resources, forestry, information & education, recreation and office administration. Assist the forestry department with the certification of tree plantings and if the need arises planting of trees. Assist the Information & Education Specialist with summer educational camps and presentations. Assist the Water Resources Department with various water sampling programs. Examples include: monitoring well sampling, irrigation well sampling, chemigation injection site inspections, flow meter installation/maintenance inspections and stream/lake sampling. Duties may also include analyzing and producing results in a laboratory setting. Duties may include manual labor of mowing, weed control, painting and/or repairs of buildings, cleaning public use areas (restrooms/shower houses) and operation of a variety of equipment. Assist office administration with copying and/or scanning of documents.

Job Requirements
Preferred candidates are typically enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college with major course work in natural resources, water resources management, biology, agriculture, geography or related field. Must have a valid Nebraska Driver’s license, and be 18 years of age, in order to operate district vehicles and possess the ability to work in an office or field setting. This includes navigating rough terrain, sometimes during inclement weather and under extreme outdoor temperatures and work around mechanical and electrical equipment and supplies including water pumps, irrigation systems and other field equipment and generators. Operate motor vehicles, tractors, various power tools and equipment. Must be able to lift and carry 80 pounds. Ability to perform computer operations, including basic word processing, spreadsheet and database management tasks.

Wage: Positions are full time at 40 hours/week with a wage of $11.43/hour

Please send a cover letter and current resume to:
Brian Bruckner, Lower Elkhorn NRD Assistant Manager
1508 Square Turn Boulevard
Norfolk, NE 68701
bbruckner [at]