The SWPPP Internship Program "hires" students to study stormwater pollution on their school campuses and to develop and present structural and educational recommendations in accordance with industry standards.
HANDS-ON, PROJECT-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP
This cross-discipline internship is the epitome of project-based learning, calling on teamwork to employ observation, analysis, design and presentation.
Interns learn about their local watershed, drain locations on their school campus and pollutant types.
During rain events, interns use collect a sample at each drain while maintaining "Chain of Custody"
The local water testing lab evaluates the samples and provides results for the SWPPP interns to analyze.
Based on these findings, interns develop Best Management Practices to mitigate pollution.
Interns present their recommendations in the industry recognized format of a SWPPP and with a video presentation to the community
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2016 Award Recipient for
"Outstanding Stormwater News, Information, Outreach and Media Project"
2016 Award Recipient for San Diego Green Building Council
"Green Schools Challenge"