Internship opportunities for biology undergraduates

Watershed Intern for the Akron Water Supply Plant, Kent, Ohio.  

Position announcement for an intern, summer 2018.  

This position should be open for several years in a row.  The watershed division is looking for a student with more than 32 completed semester hours majoring in a relevant scientific field (biology, geology, chemistry, environmental, etc.).

As this is a City job, the application must via the generic college-intern advertisement on the City’s home page:


Applications should be submitted by the beginning of March 2018, so that all paperwork can be completed in time.  The position would start as soon as the spring semester is over.  Serving as an intern often leads to a full time position after graduation.  

As the plant is located in Kent, students must have a car.  Additional details are given below.

Standard work may include the following:

  • driving a vehicle to obtain samples
  • sampling from a bridge or shoreline
  • sampling from a motor operated boat
  • sampling from a canoe
  • visual observation for pollution sources
  • routine lab maintenance
  • data analysis and entry
  • other jobs as required
  • applicant must be able to swim

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Environmental Sustainability

Announcing an Unpaid Internship Opportunity

Zach Griffith is an Engineering Teacher at the STEM HS, located at the Central Hower building here on the UA campus. He is looking for college students to help with an opportunity listed below.

See-‘Environmental Sustainability’ at:

It runs from 10:52-11:42, all year.

Interns would help with setup and running of labs ranging from gel electrophoresis and fermentation to building photo-bioreactor prototypes using tools, 3D printing and CNC routing.

Any interested students can reach Zach via email or call/text him at 330-719-6164.

He needs 1 intern in every day so students could split up their time (i.e. intern 1 comes tues/thur and intern 2 comes mon/wed/fri).

If students cannot come in during the 10:52-11:42 time but would still like to prototype or lab setup, that is fine too.

This is an unpaid internship. See Zach Griffith here on campus at the Central Hower building, or contact him at:

Zachary S. Griffith, Engineering Coach

NIHF Akron STEM High School

123 South Forge St., Akron OH 44308 / Email:

Work: 330-761-7965 / Cell: 330-719-6164

CVNP Summer 2018 Internship Announcement:

Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and its nonprofit friends group, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, have numerous summer internships to offer to your University of Akron students. CVNP has a variety of opportunities within many park divisions.

Located between Cleveland and Akron, CVNP enables college students to apply classroom learning and gain hands-on experience in a unique work environment. Check out our current internship postings here:

Also, consider joining us for our annual Alternative Spring Break Weekend, March 23 – March 25. Program features include: volunteer service projects, networking, ranger guided hikes, campfires, and recreational activities. Lodging and meals will be provided at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. For more information:


Mr. Jamie Walters

Director of Volunteer Services & Internship Co Ordinator


Office Location:  Volunteer Management Office

1571 Boston Mills Road | Peninsula, OH 44264

Mailing Address:  Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

1403 W. Hines Hill Road | Peninsula, OH 44264


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EnviroScience, Inc. (ES) is recognized as a leader in environmental consulting, ecological restoration, marine services, and biomonitoring in freshwater systems throughout the USA. ES is currently seeking a seasonal laboratory technician intern to support our growing toxicity lab in the Stow Ohio office. The intern would provide support to the laboratory staff with culturing test organisms; use of analytical balances; use of various instruments for collection of chemical and physical water quality data; and routine QC checks for laboratory equipment.  Each task performed in the laboratory involves following written Standard Operating Procedures, proper and careful documentation, close attention to detail, and completing tasks in accordance within a daily time routine. Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a science discipline. The Toxicity Laboratory operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This position requires working on weekends, approximately 25 hours/week.

Please contact Jennifer Vydra ( if you are interested in this summer internship.