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HEADQUARTERS:   East Wenatchee or Wells Dam

JOB STATUS:           Student

FLSA:                      Non-Exempt

CLOSING DATE:     Open Until Filled – Reviewing resumes as submitted

JOB NUMBER:       2423

Intern 1 ($22.50 per hour) – has completed some coursework in the field of study, minimally entering junior year of college.

Intern 2 ($24.00 per hour) – is a college senior or masters level student in a related field of study.


Douglas County PUD offers Student Trainee positions to college students during the summer break months. Work start and end dates can accommodate student availability and vary depending on college schedules. These positions provide work experience in a professional environment. This position is full time (40 hours per week) and the work schedule is M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Dam Safety Student will provide support to District staff during ongoing civil and geotechnical engineering studies and activities. Will assist the Dam Safety Team in organizing and archiving drill cores and project documents. Will require some on the job travel to and from Wells Dam.


  • Assist engineers with various projects, including; Comprehensive Assessments, drilling exploration oversight, 3-D Model Development, and hydrocombine stability modeling.
  • Assist engineers with surveillance and monitoring of the dams existing instrumentation, reviewing monument surveys and drone surveys.
  • Provide support for the finalization and implementation of the new dam surveillance and monitoring instrumentation and data management system.
  • Help organize Phase I, II, and III drill cores located in various Douglas PUD locations.
  • Provide assistance with organization and archival of design drawings and calculations.
  • Work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse groups of people and maintain professional interactions at all times in the workplace.
  • Follow District policies and safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A high school diploma or GED, and completing at least one year of postsecondary education at an accredited college or university.
  • Educational interest and/or focus in civil or geotechnical engineering.
  • Fundamental computer skills, understanding and experience with Microsoft products (Windows, Office).
  • Professional work attitude, ability and ethic.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to work independently and develop solutions for problems as they occur.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Physical capability to work in various environments associated with work departments.
  • A valid Washington State driver license and proof of acceptable driving record.
  • All successful candidates are required to complete a criminal history background screening and a post offer, pre-employment screening.


 What college or vocational school you will be attending in the fall and your anticipated major;

What your career goals are and;

 The reasons you are interested in working for Douglas County