In 2006 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. As the water and wastewater industry experiences an increased demand for qualified staff, this internship program provides students in the San Diego region with career opportunities and on-the-job experience
Candidates selected to participate in the 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 and Wastewater Treatment.
Completion of the internship program provides students with the prerequisites necessary to apply for the state water and wastewater certification exams.
Flexible hours are available, 20 hours per week during school and the possibility of up to 40 hours per week during breaks may be offered.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined is graduation from high school or GED equivalent; candidates must be enrolled in either Cuyamaca Community College's Water and Wastewater Technology Program or Palomar Community College's Water Technology Education or Wastewater Technology Education vocational programs at the time of interview. Candidates must be enrolled in one water and/or wastewater class per semester during the duration of the internship program.
Candidates are required to complete and submit an internship application, Statement of Interest Supplement Question by July 15, 2013. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All applications must be submitted online at Applicant Login .
If you have problems while applying on-line, please contact NeoGov at 1-888-NEOGOV1 for assistance.
All application materials will be evaluated and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may consist of written questions that may be answered orally or in writing and/or other appropriate testing devices.