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Environmental Outreach - 2 Summer Interns - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0060)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $16.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $16.00 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Utilities
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


We have two positions that will provide support to the Utilities Communications and Environmental Outreach Group, which includes marking storm drains City-wide, assisting at community events and outreach programs, tracking data collection, inputting data into and maintaining databases, assisting in volunteer events, such as the Waterwise Garden, assisting with the implementation of a multifamily organics outreach pilot program, assisting in the tracking and labeling of recycling and organics containers throughout the City, assisting in the development of an electronic content management system to track and organize electronic assets for the group, assisting with stream monitoring field work, researching and developing social media options that might be used for community engagement, and assisting with the promotion of pollution prevention measures to the Bellevue business community and residents. Communications and Environmental Outreach Team materials, programs, and events include topics such as surface water pollution prevention, water conservation, natural yard care, and waste prevention and recycling.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update public storm drain marker program.
  • Assisting at community events and outreach programs, including volunteer events.
  • Assist with the Waterwise Garden work parties.
  • Assist in implementing a multifamily organics outreach pilot program.
  • Assist with stream monitoring field work.
  • Assist in tracking and labeling of recycling and organics containers throughout the City. 
  • Help with updating inventory computer records.
  • Support efforts to develop social media options to engage the Bellevue community.
  • Assist in promotion of pollution prevention, water conservation, natural yard care, and waste prevention and recycling to Bellevue business community and residents.


  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year accredited college, majoring in a subject relevant to the environment and/or conservation, and not scheduled to graduate or leave school within the next 10 months.
  • Working knowledge of current environmental issues/efforts.
  • Driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Able to work independently as well as with other interns, project managers, and Bellevue staff.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours due to evening or weekend outreach events.
  • Internship starts as soon as possible through beginning of fall semester of the next school year.

Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. 
  • Work will include walking in hip waders in streams, and light hiking.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 35 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet; however, outdoor work is required in areas that may have significant vehicle traffic noise.

Definition of a Seasonal Student Intern

  • Must be enrolled in a bona fide education program. Full time employees taking evening classes, those enrolled in one course, or those going to school periodically are not considered student interns.
  • During the school year must be scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer per week.
  • Must be terminated as a student intern when no longer associated with an education program.
  • At-will for the duration of the student intern status.
  • Must be pre-approved by Human Resources to ensure compliance with the legislation.
  • Regularly scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week for which the customary annual employment is six months or less
  • "Customary" means that the nature of the position typically lasts for six months or fewer and that the period of employment begins at approximately the same time each year.
  • NOTE: Will be considered full-time and eligible for medical coverage if hours average 30 hours per week or more over a 12-month measurement period (or 130 hours per month).

How To Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position. For further information about this position, please contact  Susan Fife-Ferris via email at or at 425.452.5216. If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340

Candidates who apply, must attach a cover letter and resume to the on-line application. Applicants must also send a copy of their current college transcript to be considered for this position; transcripts may be sent via email to Susan Fife-Ferris at  or via mail to the following address:

City of Bellevue

Utilities Department/RMCS

Attention: Susan Fife-Ferris

PO Box 90012

Bellevue, WA 98009


Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004