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Drinking Water Intern

Supervisor:   Kristy Meyer, Vice President of Policy – Natural Resources

Time Commitment: 20 hours minimum per week

Schedule: Flexible over 10-12 weeks, summer 2018

Location:   Columbus, Ohio


Create a memo or brief report outlining the federal and state funding programs for drinking water infrastructure upgrades; how much Ohio receives; any grants for communities to make necessary upgrades; any assistance funding for families to be able to pay their water bill; and the funding gaps. The work will include:

  • Researching federal funding programs to determine how much funding Ohio receives for drinking water infrastructure upgrades
  • Identifying federal funding programs that families could utilize to pay their water utility bills
  • Identifying federal funding programs that provide grants to communities to upgrade water infrastructure
  • Researching how much funding the state provides for drinking water infrastructure upgrades
  • Identify any innovative ways these funds are being spent and the benefits seen as a result of spending these funds

This internship is a volunteer, unpaid position.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated and flexible 
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills are highly desirable
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office or Google Suite

About the OEC

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities — from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at

The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OEC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject of “Drinking Water Internship Application.” This application will close on March 30, 2018.