Holland Board of Public Works offers student internship and co-op opportunities every year. The program is based on each individual's educational background and personal experience to ensure each student will be challenged accordingly in assisting the various departments and services.

Why co-op or intern with HBPW?

  • Provides a solid foundation and hands-on experience
  • Progressive, high-tech environment
  • Establishes strong work ethics
  • Commitment to community service

Current Internship Opportunities  

Summer Help

These positions are temporary full-time jobs that will last throughout the summer months and include landscaping and general maintenance work such as lawn mowing, painting, and cleaning. These open positions are located at the Water Treatment Plant, Power Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Warehouse & Facilities Department at the Service Center. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Communications Intern

Our Communications Intern will be responsible for supporting and assisting our Communications staff on various projects including the new rollout of our customer portal, press releases, website edits and updates and graphic design projects.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Communications and/or Marketing or related field, preferably in a junior or senior standing; strong academic credentials; ability to work both in a team environment and independently; proficient in Microsoft Office; strong communications, interpersonal and organizational skills; must maintain a valid Driver’s License and must be at least 18 years old.

Proposed Work Schedule: This internship is available from June through August as a 40-hour per week program. Interns are paid hourly, and are not eligible for benefits beyond their hourly wage.

 

GIS Intern

This position is responsible for updating information within the BPW’s GIS databases under the supervision of the GIS Analyst and the Superintendent of Water/Wastewater Resources.  Our GIS Intern will update infrastructure data in GIS by interpreting as-built data, service cards, or other verbal/written input along with analyzing GIS data to generate reports, metrics, and maps to show progress of maintenance and capital projects.

Qualification:  Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Geography, Engineering or Computer Science or related field, preferably in a junior or senior standing; strong academic credentials; ability to work both in a team environment and independently; proficient in Microsoft Office; strong communications, interpersonal and organizational skills; must maintain a valid Driver’s License and must be at least 18 years old.

Proposed Work Schedule: This internship is available from June through August as a 40-hour per week program. Interns are paid hourly, and are not eligible for benefits beyond their hourly wage.