ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Information Technology Intern | Fall

Hours Per Week: 16

Position Starts: October 5, 2019

End Date: December 15, 2019

Pay: $15.00/hr

Location: Burlington, VT



Main Focus of Internship:

Information Technology (IT)

Position Description

ECHO’s mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. ECHO is a dynamic learning and teaching community committed to engaging diverse public audiences in dialogue; providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences to guests; and inspiring environmental stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO interns are expected to contribute to a productive, respectful workplace by modeling good humor, communication, collaboration and accountability to our colleagues, creatures and guests.

Assist the IT Systems Manager in providing support to Staff and Volunteers, maintaining servers, wired and wireless networking hardware, and VoIP PBX phone system. ECHO’s IT infrastructure is a unique blend of a typical small corporate network, retail environment, and unique technology based exhibits. You’ll work with IBM and Cisco equipment, VMWare ESXi virtualization, and a mix of Windows and GNU/Linux network operating systems. Projects may involve documenting existing infrastructure, researching, planning, and deploying new technologies, and auditing network policies. This is an exciting opportunity to gain practical experience in many diverse areas of Information Technology, with an institution making a significant difference in the quality of life in the Lake Champlain Basin and beyond.

Required Qualifications

This internship is recommended for students in Computer Networking or Computer Science majors, particularly those with a strong focus on Systems Administration. Ideal candidates will have classroom or work experience with Windows and Linux server system administration, including Active Directory and GPO configuration and comfort working in a CLI Linux server environment. Experience in VMWare ESXi environments, scripting (Bash & Powershell), Cisco enterprise routers and switches, and computer hardware a plus. We are looking for students who are responsible, detail-oriented, and able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have good communication skills and the ability to explain technology to non-technical staff.

Work Environment/Culture

  • Collaborative work
  • Opportunity for all workers to contribute ideas
  • Sense of community
  • Employee/team recognition and/or celebrations
  • Independent/autonomous work
  • Focus on social responsibility in the work/workplace
  • Access to managers who can act as mentors
  • Respect based upon accomplishments, not seniority
  • Diversity valued, welcomed and encouraged
  • Creative work
  • Casual Dress
  • Fun!

Application Information

Your application will consist of a cover letter and resume. Please direct your cover letter to Phoebe Townsend, Staff Resource Manager, ECHO Leahy Center For Lake Champlain, 1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Click on the”Apply” button on this page to complete an application form and upload your cover letter and resume. We will review your application before sending you over to the employer’s in-depth application.