Suez-Na Corporate Scholars Program / IDEAS Center Summer Internship in Richmond, Virginia

Job Description

  • About SUEZ*

We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources is essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, recovers 16 million tons of waste each year and produces 7 terawatt hours of local and renewable energy. With 82,500 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ generated total revenues of $16.5 billion in 2016.

  • IDEAS Center Summer Internship*

  • General Information*

As part of Suez in North America – Water Technology & Solutions, the Innovation, Development & Advanced Services (IDEAS) Center focusing on research and development of new and innovative water/wastewater treatment solutions, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill their Summer Internship position. The Summer Intern will work in different areas of the IDEAS Center including laboratory analyses, bench-scale testing, research and development studies and potentially piloting studies. Under the direction of senior personnel (engineers, researchers, and process chemists) the qualified applicant will provide functional and technical assistance in the laboratory including performing chemical and biological analyses, conducting research both in the laboratory and field, set up and execution of sampling and testing programs, applies knowledge of principles and practices of chemistry, biology, microbiology and mathematics required in an analytical laboratory setting, use standard good laboratory practices and QA/QC procedures, and other applicable standards to collect and analyze samples of water, wastewater, and industrial process water for a variety of environmental test conditions.

  • Tasks & Responsibilities:*

  • Perform wet chemistry analyses including colorimetric, titrations, and gravimetric analyses; instrumental analysis via UV/VIS, ICP, TOC, GC, GC/MS, IC, Lachat Flow Analyzer, and AFS;

  • Provide analytical support for business groups including sales & marketing and research & development;

  • Maintain all laboratory operations in accordance to the quality assurance plan;

  • Prepare and write technical papers and reports.

  • Responsible for performing basic and instrumental laboratory analyses as associated with water and wastewater treatment;

  • Wet chemistry analyses including colorimetric, titrations, gravimetric, and microbial analysis;

  • Perform proper maintenance and calibration procedures for analytical instrumentation;

  • Adheres to all SUEZ Water Technology & Solutions (WTS) safety requirements and procedures;

Required Skills

  • Requirements of the Position:*

  • Basic understanding & working knowledge of applicable instrumentation & Standard EPA methodologies related to water and wastewater treatment;

  • Proficiency in both verbal and written communication, inclusive of working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Office) tools.

  • Ability to follow instructions

  • Planning & organization skills

  • Strong Trouble-shooting skills

  • Strong Team orientation

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Self-motivated & creative

  • Ability to communicate clearly

  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours, bend, stoop, reach, and twist during various tasks throughout the day

  • Ability to lift up to 70lbs

Required Experience

  • Experience*

  • Students at the junior or senior level working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, or Biological);

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

Job Location

Richmond, Virginia, United States

Position Type


Corporate Scholars Program / IDEAS Center Summer Internship


Richmond, Virginia, United States