Intern: Reservoir Operations

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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Southborough, MA, United States
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Experience Level: 
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Core function:

Intern will become familiar with MWRA database systems for routine and special hydraulic and reservoir operational data. Works under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, Reservoir Operations. Intern will interact daily with the Project Engineer, Reservoir Operations to assist with daily reporting. Primary Intern function in 2019 will access and convert historic Reservoir Operations and related data from current electronic formats and convert them into a secured database format.

Additional duties:

  • Field site visits to assist with monitoring ongoing efforts for aquatic invasive plants control in at various locations. Measuring/monitoring of dams' seepage control structures, updating files/graphs weekly.
  • Site visits to observe/monitor ongoing dam safety inspections and maintenance projects.
  • Assist with watershed field siting of potential new snow scales.
  • Assist other ad hoc Operations functions as needed.
  • Updating piezometer files/graphs from Quabbin & Wachusett piezometer reports.
  • Assist with electrical power generation reports
  • Assist with Water Watch reports
  • Assist with plans and map requests.
  • Organize historic plans, maps and reports, and develop an inventory.


  • Current undergraduate student in environmental/water resources engineering or science, hydrology or closely related field.
  • Strong familiarity with MS Office Suite. Must be proficient with Excel and Word. Proficiency with Access a plus as well as experience with database development.
  • Completion of an MWRA employment application.
  • Valid Massachusetts Driver's License.
  • Ability for field work including walking up steep slopes, and around water and on boats

Other Information:

  • Work Location: MWRA Western Operation 266 Boston, Road Southborough, MA.
  • Compensation: $14.00 - $17.00 based on education level.
  • Work Schedule: Monday Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm.
  • Intern Duration: May - August

How to Apply:

Applications are available online at

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or veteran status.