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Chemistry Laboratory Student Intern (9033)

Totally Absorbed.



Work for Our Water Resources.

Dive in, explore your potential, and commit to a cause that matters—for today and generations to come. Take up challenges that take on greater meaning by the day. Drive a variety of projects and initiatives with life-changing impact. Be part of an entrepreneurial team that is committed to preserving one of our most vital resources. And build a career that can become your life’s work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).

Join our Data Collection Bureau

and make a lasting impact.  

Within the Data Collection Bureau and our Chemistry Laboratory, you'll have the opportunity to assist with data entry and routine laboratory maintenance tasks. We are seeking a student with great organizational and detail-oriented skills to assist our Lab staff in a team-oriented office environment. In joining our team, you’ll play an important role in enhancing the results to ensure a brighter future for the environment of Florida.

For helping to maintain our valuable water resources as a student, we offer:
  • Training and Development: Having a successful career takes more than technical training. The District helps our staff develop additional skill sets, such as emotional intelligence, time management, customer service, conflict resolution, communications and more. As an intern, you are eligible to attend these on-site trainings. 
  • Employee Assistance Program: Provides confidential assistance and support in a wide variety of areas important to an employee’s well-being, including but not limited to work and life balance, stress management, coping with family issues, financial advice, legal and workplace problems, addictions, student loan assistance and any other personal issues adversely affecting quality of life.
  • Wellness Program: Your Health Matters is designed to encourage employees to engage in healthier lifestyle behaviors through the achievement of health and fitness goals. The program includes classes on health and fitness topics, District campus walking routes, a fitness challenge, tobacco-cessation resources, an ergonomics program, discount programs, incentives and other resources. Participation in wellness program activities is voluntary. 

Compensation: $13.99 hourly

Essential Functions

  • Accurate data entry into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Management of physical inventory of samples through life cycle: from field sample receipt within the LIMS to proper sample disposal.
  • Cleaning of work stations and laboratory benches and routine laboratory maintenance and household tasks: glassware washing & work station preparation for analysis
  • Daily monitoring and recording of all laboratory equipment temperatures
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and flexibility to anticipate and meet Laboratory team needs
  • Ability to understand and follow technical instructions and confidence to ask questions when clarification is needed

Working Conditions

The position requires the ability to perform continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Frequently lifts and carries 10 pound objects, with an occasional requirement to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to occasionally squat. Must be able to operate a District vehicle for two hours or more at a time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work environments vary by assigned business unit..

Required Credentials for Chemistry Laboratory Student Intern Opportunity

  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Be at least part-time and currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or other recognized educational or vocational program
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
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  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Credentials for Chemistry Laboratory Student Intern Opportunity

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with basic laboratory safety
  • Experience with laboratory ethics and data integrity
  • Preferred Degrees: Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Engineering or related major
  • Preferred Degree Level: Undergraduate or Graduate 

Application Process

The District will determine eligibility for employment solely from the information provided on a District employment application. A resume will not be considered as a substitute for the information requested on the application for purposes of qualification. All applicants are required to complete, in full, a District employment application. Any application that is not complete, including work experience, education, licenses & certifications (if applicable), and application question, will not undergo consideration for the position.