Internship Opportunities

Loxahatchee River District Internship Opportunities:

The LRD internship program is designed to integrate knowledge and theory learned in school with practical application and skills in a professional environment.  Our internships are a semester (fall, spring, summer), in duration and may or may not be for school credit.  These internships are paid, and they typically last three (3) months and may be part-time or full-time.  All internships must be less than 1000 hours total in a calendar year.

All interns must be a minimum of 18 years of age.  Requirements include either a recent graduate (within 1 year) or currently enrolled in a degree- seeking college with a focus related to the position in which they are applying.  They must also have a valid Florida Driver’s License.

To apply for one of our internships, submit a current resume with a cover letter stating which internship and for which semester you are interested in.  Please send to HR@lrecd.org.

Engineering Internship- Field

Semesters available:

  • Summer- May to August
  • Fall- September to December

Applicants should apply for each semester at least 3 months prior to start of internship.

The Field Engineering Intern will focus on special projects including field work and data entry.  The field work will include working in the District’s Computerized Maintenance System (CMMS) logging asset condition.  Responsibilities include following specific test procedures to determine condition of assets and use of Global Information System (GIS) for field navigation.  The Engineering Intern will work Monday through Friday up to 30 hours per week.

Students currently enrolled in an ABET accredited Mechanical, Civil, Environmental or Industrial Engineering program may apply.

Engineering Internship – Office

Semesters available:

  • Summer- May to August
  • Fall- September to December

Applicants should apply for each semester at least 3 months prior to start of internship.

The Office Engineering Intern will focus on special projects including Global Information System Updates (GIS).  This work will include review/ research of record information, plats, easements, as-builts, surveys, and property appraiser’s websites followed by drafting results in AutoCAD Map 3D 2020 and GIS/ArcMap V.10.  Additional responsibilities include following specific research procedures to determine existing right of way easements, and drafting techniques to document right of way easements.  The Engineering Intern will work Monday through Friday up to 30 hours per week.

Students currently enrolled in an ABET accredited Mechanical, Civil, Environmental or Industrial Engineering program may apply.

River Center Internship

Semesters available:

  • Summer- May to August
  • Fall/ Spring – September to May

Applicants should apply for each semester at least 3 months prior to start of internship.

Education interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups.  Group tours occur Tuesday- Friday, 10am- 12pm.  Daily responsibilities include, but not limited to greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children’s programs, and assisting with special events.  Education interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Education.  The River Center Intern will work varying days and hours during the internship.

Currently enrolled, degree-seeking, College student or recent college graduate with a focus on education, environmental sciences, marine sciences, biological sciences, water resources may apply.

WildPine Laboratory Internship

Semesters available:

  • Summer- May to August
  • Fall- September to December
  • Spring- January to May

Applicants should apply for each semester at least 3 months prior to start of internship.

Laboratory Interns will be responsible for assisting technician’s in the operation of the WildPine Ecological Laboratory.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collecting water samples, free diving to monitor oysters and seagrass, assisting with water quality analysis, participating in outreach events, retrieving recycled oyster shells from area restaurants, prepare shells for use in research projects.  Laboratory interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own project during their time at the Laboratory with assistance of Laboratory staff.   The WildPine Laboratory Intern will work varying days and hours during the internship.

Currently enrolled, degree-seeking, College student or recent college graduate with a focus on environmental sciences, marine sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, water resources may apply.