State Water Board Launches New Undergraduate/Graduate Paid Internship Program

By on February 1, 2019

Do you know an undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for California’s water industry and all its complexities that would be interested in the initial cohort of paid internships with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)? If so, share this information with them post-haste and have them prepare and submit their application by Friday, Feb. 8.

The State Water Board’s new college internship program will be available to students of any age and background with a passion for complex water challenges. Currently the SWRCB has posted three graduate and eight undergraduate internships for the initial cohort in sites throughout the state. The internships will provide students with real-world, on-the-job training, and will help to further the Water Boards’ mission to preserve, enhance, protect, and restore California’s water resources.

Although the initial cohort will involve 11 students, the possibility exists for additional paid opportunities to be made available in future years. Each internship will have an initial term of four months and will be available to students in the winter, spring, summer and fall semesters.

Each applicant will be required to submit the following documents for consideration for one of the paid internships with the State Water Boards:

  • A cover page (a one-page summary explaining why you would like to intern at the Water Boards.)
  • A resume (no more than one page)
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • A Statement of Qualification will be required. Please see job posting for instructions.
  • Job Application STD 678.

No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. All internships are considered to be non-tenured and intermittent positions.

The three Graduate Student Assistant Interns will be based in either San Bernardino (one position) or San Diego (two separate positions) counties. Salary range is between $2,333 to $3639 depending on the position and the student’s background and qualifications.

The eight Student Assistant Interns (undergraduate positions) will be based in one of four counties – Riverside (one position), San Diego (two positions), Sacramento (four positions) or San Luis Obispo (one position) counties. The salary range for the undergraduate internships range between $1983 to $2672 with the exception of the one undergraduate internship in San Luis Obispo County. This one position is earmarked as an Engineering and Architectural Sciences Internship and the salary range is from $2264 to $3490. The undergraduate positions will be compensated depending on the position and the student’s background and qualifications.

The SWRCB internships are available to students of any age and background with a passion for complex water challenges in the counties listed above. To view the specifics of each internship and for information to submit an application, go to: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Search/JobSearchResults.aspx#kw=student%20assistant&depid=153&tenid=4&timid=3.

For questions or additional information, contact:

Janine Albertoni, Internship Coordinator
Phone: 916-319-9071
1001 I Street, 18th floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Email: Internship@Waterboards.ca.gov