Intern (Capital Projects)

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

Minneapolis, MN, United States 🇺🇸

Primary Objectives:

Responsible for providing assistance to MWMO staff landscape architects, planner and the Projects & Outreach Director to meet the needs of the MWMO’s Capital Projects activity area.


  • Update and maintain information in the MWMO project tracking database, including adding new data to existing GIS layers and updating project attributes, as needed;
  • Perform desktop analysis to estimate the amount and quality of water being treated by MWMOfunded best management practices (BMPs);
  • Use calculators to estimate the anticipated effectiveness of MWMO-funded BMPs;
  • Perform field observations and inspections of installed BMPs to determine performance;
  • Gather and organize information on previously funded BMPs for inclusion in the MWMO project tracking database;
  • Assist other activity areas, as needed, and assigned by the Projects & Outreach Director.

Accountabilities for Collaborative and Team Participation:

  • Carry out the day-to-day activities of the activity and individual and team work plans as directed by the supervisor.
  • Participate in staff team contributing ideas, and providing comments to help improve MWMO initiatives.
  • Represent the MWMO at neighborhood, community, and other meetings, as needed, to promote initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with staff and provide direction to new interns and volunteers.
  • Performs miscellaneous office duties such as answering telephones, office support, etc., as requested. Keep office space in a clean and publicly presentable condition.
  • Performs other accountabilities and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Education:

  • Candidates must either have a bachelors of science degree or be currently enrolled in a four year bachelors of science degree program or graduate program in the field of engineering, landscape architecture, water resource management, urban planning, environmental science or related field.
  • Course work or experience with urban hydrology and water quality is desired.


  • Experience in water and natural resource and related research, education, management, construction site supervision, watershed-based planning, urban environmental planning, design of stormwater BMPs, preservation or restoration of urban ecosystems is desired, but not required.
  • Related certificates and licenses may be considered.


  • An equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and professional licenses may be considered. Please list all other pertinent information. 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with the basic uses of ArcGIS software and with Microsoft software, i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint. Ability to effectively use internet applications and other common software applications.
  • Knowledge of public process in government, urban resource management and environmental issues, storm water best management practices, program management techniques, public education/public information, design and graphics, dispute resolution, and group dynamics and interactions.
  • Able to display excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work successfully with considerable independence
  • Able to make immediate decisions and responses


  • By date of hire, must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Driver’s License