San Diego Regional Water/Wastewater Intern

  • Internship
  • Maintenance/Construction
  • Mechanical/Utility
  • System Operations
  • Wastewater Collections Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Water Distribution Operator
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • San Diego, CA
  • $17.00 per hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $17.00 per hour
  • May 30, 2023

Website sdcwa San Diego County Water Authority

The San Diego County Water Authority joined together with regional water agencies, community colleges and private-sector partners to develop a water and wastewater internship program

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.

Education/Job Knowledge: Applicants must be enrolled in either Cuyamaca Community College’s Water and Wastewater Technology Program, Palomar Community College’s Water and Wastewater Technology Education vocational program, or other similar water/wastewater technical or college program at the time the internship year begins. Candidates must be enrolled in one water and/or wastewater class per semester during the duration of the 33-week internship program.

Working Hours: Working hours for the Regional Intern Program fall between Monday and Friday and can range from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a minimum of 16 hours per week to a maximum of 27 hours per week.

APPLY AND LEARN MORE: For more information on the Regional Internship Program, please CLICK HERE.  To be considered for an internship, please submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire by Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.  Apply online at

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