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, Holland Energy Park, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Warehouse & Facilities Department at the Service Center. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hava a valid Michigan's Drivers License.


Safety Intern

The Safety Intern will collaborate with the Safety Specialist and Safety Coordinator to support the Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) Safety Program. Essential duties will include: assist in conducting noise monitoring (employee exposure/sound level mapping); participate in walkthroughs and audits at various worksite locations; create Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) assessments and review the existing assessments for accuracy; develop and write programs (eg. Industrial hygiene, ergonomics, etc.); participate in procedure reviews and assist in making changes; assist in the review of existing job specific stretches and work with the teams to improve their stretching program.

The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, or a closely related field; have strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent analytical skills; strong organizational skills and excellent computer and Microsoft Office skills. Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and must be at least 18 years old.

Temporary, paid internship. Work schedule: A minimum requirement of 15 hours per week, with the option to work up to 40 hours.


Network Intern

The Network Intern will work with network engineering staff to complete field visits and network drawings, and work with network monitoring systems and equipment installation.  Essential duties for this position include, assisting in the implementation, installation, configuration and technical support of network systems that use Ethernet and other technologies; developing network documentation using GIS software, spreadsheets, drawings and other means; installing and supporting VOIP and related telephone equipment; supporting WAN, LAN and WLAN (Wifi) Networks including routing and switching.

The ideal candidate will be currently pursuing a degree in Network Engineering, Computer Science, or related field, and have an interest in pursuing a career in a networking or Internet-related industry.

Part-time, paid internship


Apply for any of these positions online.

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