In partnership with Springfield Public Schools, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce the Pipeline Program, a new work-based learning paid summer internship program for high school students in Springfield.
As part of the program interns will be exposed to a variety of rewarding careers in the water sector, gain critical job skills, and serve their community!
To explore career opportunities in the water sector Pipeline Interns will rotate through different Commission departments at its seven facilities including Cobble Mountain Reservoir in Blandford/Granville, West Parish Filters Water Treatment Plant in Westfield, the Field Operations Center in Springfield, and the Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (SRWTF) in Agawam. Interns will gain experience in water and wastewater operations, laboratory services, water quality, watershed and environmental protection, engineering, and information technology and cybersecurity.
The Commission is excited to partner with Springfield Public Schools and their Internship and Career Pathways Program on this work-based learning initiative. High school students will work with their school’s Career Readiness Coordinator to develop a résumé and cover letter, explore career pathways, and improve their job seeking skills.
Veolia, the Commission’s contracted wastewater operator that manages the SRWTF on Bondi’s Island is also collaborating on the Pipeline Program. Veolia will host interns at the SRWTF as part of the internship rotation, exposing interns to the wastewater treatment process and the many rewarding careers in wastewater operations.
How to Apply
To fill the limited available positions in the Pipeline Program the Commission is seeking motivated, hard-working high school students from Springfield looking to explore career options, gain experience, and learn more about the daily operations at the region’s largest water utility.
Applications for the Pipeline Program are being accepted now through April 14, 2023. More information and application requirements are available on the Commission’s website waterandsewer.org/pipeline-program.