ALCOSAN is always encouraging students to learn more and get involved in science, technology, and environmental education and career paths. There are plenty of opportunities for high school and college students to learn more about working at ALCOSAN.

Internships & Job Shadowing

ALCOSAN’s Scholastic Outreach Department offers internships and job shadowing opportunities to high school students, college students, post graduate students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn more about specialized careers in the wastewater industry. ALCOSAN provides the students and recent graduates with real-world working exposure and provides an opportunity to gain experience in their field of interest. 

Interns must meet the following criteria:

  • High School students grades 10 through 12 (including recent high school graduates)
  • College students Sophomore through Senior year  
  • Post Graduate students
  • College graduates who graduated within 12 months of requesting the internship
  • Students must live in or attend school/college in the ALCOSAN service area 

All students must submit a completed application 

The following documents are needed to apply: resume, letter of recommendation (faculty may email letters directly to, and transcript/coursework in PDF format. 

Job shadowing opportunities are available for students in 7-12 grade who are interested in STEM and skilled trade careers and would like exposure alongside a professional in their career interest(s). 

Students in grades 7-12 can submit the application below. 

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Workforce And Vocational Exploration (W.A.V.E.) Program

W.A.V.E. is a free afterschool program for middle and high school students. Students who join the program meet with an ALCOSAN Scholastic Outreach representative in a group setting once a week after school in their school building. The ALCOSAN W.A.V.E. program is a wonderful opportunity for students to focus on short and long-term goals and figure out how to work to achieve them, acquire essential job skills, and discover and explore their career interests.

Students enrolled in the W.A.V.E. program participate in career development activities and engaging, hands on activities that incorporate role-play and real life scenarios to practice effective job skills. Some of these skills are goal setting, interviewing, effective speaking and listening, giving and receiving constructive feedback, financial literacy, professional work attitudes and habits, communication and teamwork, and resume and cover letter writing.  W.A.V.E. also exposes students to careers in the skilled trades and STEM fields. A field trip to ALCOSAN is provided once per month for hands on job shadowing experience.

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