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E-M:/ Internship Opportunity: Washtenaw County Solid Waste Program

The Washtenaw County Solid Waste Program is looking to fill two open internships.  The internship can be part-time or full-time; undergraduate and graduate students preferred. Interns work on a variety of projects relating to waste reduction, reuse and recycling.  Listed below are some existing programs that may be assigned.  In addition, there are many opportunities for more self-directed research projects according to individual interest.  Applicants interested are encouraged to contact Marshall Labadie at the number below for more information.



  • Waste Knot Program (Commercial Recycling)
  • Issues of the Environment Radio Show
  • Home Toxics Collection Program (required)
  • Washtenaw County Consortium of Solid Waste Management
  • Solid Waste Program Administration



·         Knowledge of solid waste/recycling practices and issues

·         Strong writing, communication, and organization skills

·         Strong organizational and Research skills

·         Ability to work well independently and in a team environment

·         Good sense of humor and a drive for success a plus

·         Computer literacy, experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access) Adobe Acrobat, and PageMaker

·         Must have transportation to 705 N Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Obtained from Internship:

  • Exposure to the inner-workings of government/public administration
  • Project Management Skills
  • Expertise in the solid waste/recycling field and other environmental issues
  • Development of leadership, communication and public speaking skills
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing/Program Promotion Skills
  • Free Professional Development Courses
  • Improved Research and Writing Skills
  • Computer Software Training
  • Exposure to environmental education



·         Negotiable; 15-37.5 hours per week



·         $9.00 to $12.00/hour, Depending on Experience


For more information, please send, fax or e-mail resume to:


Marshall Labadie, Environmental Manager

Washtenaw County Public Works

P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107                          

Phone: (734) 222-6889   Fax: (734) 994-2459 

E-Mail:  labadiem@ewashtenaw.org