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San Diego Regional Water/Wastewater Intern

Begin a career in the water industry to provide a safe and reliable supply of water to the San Diego region. A career in water offers a wide range of opportunities, job stability, a positive work-life balance, good pay and competitive benefits.  

Water/Wastewater interns receive on-the-job training from innovative and professional staff in the industry. We are looking for individuals who enjoy working outdoors and seeing the tangible results of their work, are creative problem solvers with a desire to learn, are self-motivated, and are passionate about providing an essential service to their community. 

As a Water/Wastewater intern, you'll gain valuable skills and learn how to:
  • Handle simple maintenance and operational tasks;
  • Work together with team members to problem solve and learn methods for diagnosing and correcting malfunctions;
  • Maintain safe and clean working conditions and minimize exposure to hazards by using appropriate personal protective equipment for the job; and
  • Use hand tools, basic machinery, and other industry devices.

Candidates selected to participate in the 33-week internship program will work at different water and wastewater agencies in the San Diego region, gaining valuable experience rotating through four different modules:
  • System Operations
  • System Maintenance
  • Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment

Completion of the internship program provides students with the prerequisites necessary to apply for California water and wastewater certification exams.

For more information on the Regional Internship Program, please CLICK HERE.