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Laboratory Intern

LAB INTERN (temporary part-time)
Naperville Department of Public Utilities - Water & Wastewater
Are you pursuing a degree in a scientific or environmental field? Are you a current undergrad (or graduate) student looking to gain real work experience? Have you completed college level chemistry, microbiology, or related coursework? Do you need a (very) flexible work schedule? Consider Naperville’s latest job opportunity!
The City of Naperville, Illinois, now seeks a Laboratory Intern for the Water Quality Laboratory of our public water utility.
Duties will include cleaning and sterilization of microbiology laboratory glassware, preparation of microbiological media, reagent preparation, field sampling in our industrial monitoring program, and basic water quality analysis. This individual will also assist lab personnel in the analysis of wet chemical methodologies on water and wastewater samples to ensure conformance with USEPA and IEPA rules and regulations. The candidate must be physically able to perform required sampling.  
This position is part-time (according to the limitations of the student’s college class schedule) during the school year, with the possibility of full-time (40 hours per week) during the summer months and school breaks, for no more than a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year. The duration of the internship can be up to two years. The hours are flexible (the work schedule can be built around your class schedule) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. After training, some evening or weekend hours may also be possible. The ability to work a minimum of six hours per week during the school year is required.
·       Must be currently enrolled in an undergrad (or graduate) program, pursuing a degree in a scientific or environmental field.
·       Must possess a strong science background.
·       Must have completed college level chemistry, microbiology or related coursework.
·       Must be at least 18 years of age to work for the City.
·       Must possess a valid State of Illinois Class D Driver's License (and a good driving record).
Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen.
Additional Information:
The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago. Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live. The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area. It’s also a great place to work! Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.
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The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.