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March 20, 2012 / Mark Largent

Two Great Internships! Apps Due in 10 Days

Here are two excellent internship opportunities … one paid and one at the White House.

Paid Summer Internship Available:

This paid internship provides funding for a student to work with the Department of Public Works of the village of Vermontville, MI to use the Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) software and develop an asset management program for the village’s water system. Funding for this internship is made available by the Asset and Infrastructure Management Committee of the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association.

Internship details:

•             The internship will begin May 14, 2012 and end August 17, 2012. Hours of work may be flexible, so long as the principal objectives (learn the CUPSS software, use it to complete the asset management program, and write a final report) are achieved. 

•             The internship will be in Vermontville, Michigan with the village’s Department of Public Works. The intern will be responsible for learning the Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) software to develop an asset management program for the village’s water system. More about the CUPSS system can be found at: The website also offers a series of self-paced tutorials that the intern can use to become familiar with the CUPSS software and its use.

•             The intern will be required to provide the committee and the Section with a written report of experiences with using the software and developing the asset management program.

•             The intern will be required to make a formal presentation of this report at the Section’s annual conference in September 2012 (at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, MI). Funding will be available to cover the costs of travel to the meeting location.

•             The intern will receive payment of $3000.00. The first half the payment will be made after the first six weeks of the internship. The second half of the payment will be made after the written summary report is submitted to the internship funders.

Preferred (but not required) majors: Environmental Economics and Policy; Environmental Studies and Agriscience; Accounting; General Management. Areas of interest/experience should include learning and applying computer software, basic accounting, working independently with minimal formal direction, strong written and oral communication skills.

Pursuing academic credit for the internship is preferred and should be facilitated by the report and presentation that will be required.

Application deadline: April 1, 2012. Submit letter of interest, copy of resume, and transcript to Dr. Pat Norris ( Contact Dr. Norris for more information.


Fall 2012 White House Internship Program

Application Now Open


The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation and cultivate and

prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.






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