Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) has had a long-standing internship, co-op, and summer student program where we’ve given hands-on experiences to college students (many of whom have come back to work for us). This spring, Central San is also hosting a *virtual* week-long externship program for students from colleges and universities all over the country. Our cohort-style learning experience is designed as an insider look at multiple career paths in the wastewater industry and an opportunity to make connections, not only with established staff at Central San but also with fellow externs. The program is highly customizable and can go over any specific careers or departments the externs might be interested in.
JOIN US THIS SPRING FOR OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM!
Our Spring 2021 session will be a five-day event from March 29 to April 2, held online from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST every day, including a one-hour lunch break. Each of the five sessions will be an engaging and interactive introduction to our various departments and what types of careers our agency (exemplifying a public sector employer) can provide. Our staff will take you through a day in their lives, how they came to Central San, and what they enjoy about their jobs. Throughout the week, you will get to know all our departments – from administration, to engineering, to our plant operations – in a convenient and fun atmosphere with your peers from across the country.
This October, depending on the status of the pandemic, Central San hopes to host a cohort of externs in person for in-person job shadowing and tours of our facilities.
Interested students or schools can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or sign up. You may also fill out our online registration form. For our virtual session, the more externs we have, the merrier! Our deadline to sign up for the Spring 2021 program is March 28.
- For purposes of this virtual program, an extern must be currently enrolled in an accredited school, college, university, vocational or technical school. All academic standings and majors are welcome.
- Students who are not currently enrolled may also qualify to be an extern if they have graduated from college.
- Externs are considered “at-will,” short-term, non-continuous visitors with no grievance rights, benefits, or guarantees of regular employment with the District.
An externship is an unpaid position. Students are responsible for all expenses related to the externship, including travel (none needed for the virtual session), accommodations (if any), meals where not specified, etc.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US
A career in wastewater is a rewarding and challenging path that not everyone may consider. We offer jobs for a range of majors and fields of study. Check us out through this low-commitment program and see if there might be a place you’ll fit in – whether at Central San or somewhere else in the wastewater community!
Not sure if there’s a nexus between your field of study and what we’ll be covering in the program? Have any other questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Christina at email@example.com.