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The State Water Boards offers exciting internship and youth aid opportunities. If you are interested in mentoring with professionals whose mission is to preserve, enhance and restore the quality of California’s water resources, this is an opportunity for you.

The State Water Boards’ Internship Program offers both paid and non-paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and backgrounds. The youth aid program offers opportunities to high school students to work and get paid during the summer break.

These programs are designed to provide students who have an interest in California’s water resources with practical, real-world experience. Our internships may qualify for academic credit and are coordinated between the student and school. Interns' hours vary and are dependent on the needs of the Water Boards and the intern.

If you are a student interested in water resources, an internship and youth aid position with the Water Boards may be just what you are looking for.

News Advisory: Water Boards Announce New Statewide Internship Program

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Intern with the Water Boards!


The Water Boards' are seeking undergraduate and graduate talent of all majors and backgrounds who have an interest in California’s water resources. The Water Boards' are responsible for monitoring water quality, ensuring safe drinking water, developing polices and permits to protect all uses of water, and providing financial assistance to protect the public and environment.

To apply for a nonpaid internship at the Water Boards, submit the following:

  • A cover page (stating why you would like to intern with the Water Boards)
  • A resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation

Email your internship application package to internships@waterboards.ca.gov. Please include the following:

  • Counties of interest
  • Dates of availability
Organization (Divison/Region/Board) Description of Duties

CA Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region
Classification:   Nonpaid Intern
Unit:   Inland Planning
Supervisor:   Barbara Barry
Location:   3737 Main Street, Suite 500, Riverside, CA 92501-3348
Number of Positions: 1
Note: Please read description of duties section for additional requirements.
Publish Date: 11/27/2019
Filing Deadline: Until Filled

  • Position No:   RPA-19-180-030-XXX.
    (Click on position number to view description of duties.)

Have questions? Email recruitment@waterboards.ca.gov.

Test the Waters!


Do you want to learn about enhancing and protecting California's waters, while developing career skills and abilities then this is an opportunity not to pass up. Make a difference! Join the team!

To Qualify:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 18
  • In high school
  • Meet high school’s work permit criteria

Steps to Apply:

  • Create a CalCareers Account
  • Search for State Water Resources Control Board Youth Aid positions
  • Read the job posting and duty statement and submit the required documents to apply

Have questions? Email recruitment@waterboards.ca.gov.

Recruitment Events

Recruitment Events


7

Jan

UC San Diego Winter Career Fair 2020
Tue, Jan 7, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm
RIMAC Arena


24

Jan

UC Santa Cruz Physical & Biological Science Companies Meet and Greet 2020
Fri, Jan 24, 4 pm to 7 pm
UCSC Science & Engineering Library in the Ching-Yi Dougherty Reading Room


28

Jan

UC Davis Engineering and Tech Internship and Career Fair 2020
Tue, Jan 28, 10:00am to 2pm
Pavilion


6

Feb

Pomona College Career Fair for All Majors 2020
Thu, Feb 6, 11 am to 2 pm
University Quad, no location at this time


11

Feb

Tech Fest 2020
Tue, Feb 11, 10 a.m. to 2 pm
University Student Union, Northridge Center


11

Feb

Civil & Environmental Career Fair 2020
Tue, Feb 11, 5pm to 8pm
Stanford University in the Tresidder Student Union


5

Mar

CA State University Bakersfield - Spring 2020 Career
Tue, Mar 5, 11am to 3pm
Student Recreation Center, CSUB


6

Oct

Stanford University 2020
Tue, Oct 6, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Paul Brest Hall

Joaquin Esquivel

“It’s because of the formative opportunities internships have provided me that I’m excited to see the Water Boards develop a focused program,” said State Water Resources Control Board Member E. Joaquin Esquivel. “Like many sectors, the water sector is facing a tidal change as retirements multiply and challenges filling critical positions grow. I see this program as a first step to greater engagement by the Boards in workforce development challenges sector wide.

“Although it’s a benefit for us as an agency to have new bright minds at the Boards, the program is designed first and foremost to meet the needs of the students,” Esquivel said. “The work at the Water Boards is diverse, demanding and crucial to so many Californians. With a successful initial cohort, I’m hopeful the program will continue to expand the number of paid opportunities in future years."

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Contact Information

For further information please contact:


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

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