A special summer for ten students

Crossposted from King County Wastewater Treatment Division 

interns-learn-about-water-quality-monitoringSummer’s over and school supplies are flying off store shelves. For ten students, it’s time to return from a special experience.

At the end of August, ten high school students completed internships at King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD). For six weeks, these interns have seen their world view and horizons expand. They’ve learned about water and wastewater systems at the foundation of our region.  They’ve learned about careers that protect the environment. They heard industry professionals describe their career paths and commitment to our region. They’ve gained an understanding of how government can work for people. And they’ve taken this perspective back to explore their own communities and identify ways to reach out to them.

WTD’s intern program was designed to fill a gap. With the Clean Water Act reaching its 44th birthday, many professionals who invested a career in the water/wastewater industry will retire in coming years.  Through the intern program, WTD reaches out to high school students and their communities to raise awareness of the growing job availability in these fields and the value of safe, reliable infrastructure for all communities.

Read more at King County Wastewater Treatment Division