Summer Intern - Water Resources in the Lower Susquehanna

Penn State University

Penn State Extension
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Agricultural Sciences
Extension - Dauphin County


The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team is looking for a summer intern in the Pennsylvania capital region. A student in environmental resource management, hydrology, agriculture and extension education, or a related field is needed to assist with and enhance Water Resources Extension programming in Dauphin, Cumberland, York, and Lancaster Counties during the summer of 2019. Opportunities to work in three key priority areas of Safe Drinking Water, Stormwater Management, and Agricultural Water Resource issues will be offered. The intern will contribute to the development of new educational resources and help with the delivery of related educational workshops for youth and adults in the capital region. Potential projects may include our riparian buffer maintenance video series, best management practices field guide, stormwater workshops, stream restoration workdays, and monthly newsletter articles, among others. This internship will also include opportunities to work with the Master Watershed Stewards program and the Greening the Lower Susquehanna program, where volunteers support water education and restoration projects across the region. The intern should have a basic understanding of Pennsylvania’s water resources and an interest in water resources conservation / restoration. The intern should be able to work independently with little supervision, but will report back regularly. Guidance and support will be provided by Extension Water Resource Educators in Dauphin, Cumberland, and York counties. The intern will work on projects throughout the capital region, but will have one home office to report to on most work days, in either the Dauphin County or Cumberland County office (to be chosen by the successful candidate.) There may be opportunities to collaborate on other green projects. Requirements: Junior or Senior. This summer work opportunity will be for the period mid-May through mid-August, approximately 30 hours per week. Successful candidate must be currently enrolled as a College of Agricultural Sciences undergraduate student. This work can be used either as an internship or independent study. Pay is $15/hour for 30 hours/week for 10 weeks from Mid-May through Mid-August. For More Information: Contact Jennifer Fetter at A personal vehicle is needed for transportation to the worksites. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088