Posted: February 1, 2018

Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure Internship

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh (PSCP) is a leader in green infrastructure installation/monitoring and instruction via its Outreach staff. PSCP has established pre and post monitoring on four sites: Environment and Energy Community Outreach Center (EECO) site, Negley Run, Four Mile Run and the tree pits in front of our office building, the Energy Innovation Center. The Outreach staff continues to work on the design of a new curb extension at Frankstown and Lincoln Avenues. As part of this development, a weather station has been installed as another monitoring tool. Also, Outreach staff are working with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority on delivering a workforce curriculum for GI installation and maintenance. This includes the use of the national curriculum of the Water Environment Foundation.

Depending on available work, a College of Ag Penn State student will be needed in green infrastructure with a background in landscape contracting, horticulture, plant science, soil science or a related field. Under the direction of Outreach staff, the summer student intern may work on installation, inspection, maintenance of bio-retention facilities as well as activities related to the green infrastructure instruction. These students will need to work collaboratively with community residents, professionals and the city workforce. Some activities may include inspection/maintenance/monitoring, volunteer training, the development of training manuals and classroom/curriculum implementation assistance.
Requirements: Junior or Senior. This summer work opportunity will be for the period mid-May through mid-August, approximately 30 hours per week. This work can be used either as an internship or independent study. Pay is commensurate with years of study - $13 (junior); $14 (senior) per hour.

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