Intern (Groundwater Recharge)

Inland Empire Utilities Agency | Chino, CA

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Posted Date 3/11/2020

Do you enjoy being outdoors, collecting field data, working with data in an office environment?  Are you an undergraduate or graduate with major course work in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Geology, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Environmental Sciences?  Do you want a meaningful internship that enhances and preserves the quality of life throughout the region? The Inland Empire Utilities Agency is seeking a motivated student or graduate to join our Groundwater Recharge team as a Intern (Groundwater Recharge)!

The Chino Basin Groundwater Recharge (GWR) infrastructure consists of a network of streams and pipelines that direct stormwater run-off, imported water from the State of California Water Project, and IEUA recycled water to 18 recharge sites most of which consist of several recharge basins. These recharge basins are located throughout the IEUA service area (approximately 245 square miles) and are designed to hold the water so that it can percolate into the ground and replenish the groundwater supply held within the Chino Basin's alluvial aquifers. Learn more about GWR at

There is (1) internship opportunity in the Groundwater Recharge section of the Operations Division.

This recruitment is being conducted to fill (1) vacancy and will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility list. 

Internships are limited to 25 hours per week and 960 hours per fiscal year
(July 1st to June 30th)

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Note:  Internship are not meant to be short term, for example, limited to summer, winter and/or spring breaks.  Individuals interested in short term internships will not be considered.

Work schedule is estimated to be approximately 10 to 25 hours a week;
Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and occasionally as needed for weekend rain response.
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The successful candidate will be exposed to field, office and technical aspects of groundwater recharge through the collection of field data (e.g. reading staff gages, measuring stream flow, sampling water, inspecting basins during rain events) and compilation and review of office data (e.g. spreadsheet tabulations, graphing, and word processing). Experienced intern staff may assist with compilation of water deliveries and storm water recharge calculations, the preparation of startup reports/protocols, quarterly/annual reports, and storm response plans.

Intern staff work flexible hours as established by his/her respective supervisor. While the Agency is flexible and will strive to work around an intern's schedule, an intern's work hours will vary and be mutually agreeable between the intern and his/her supervisor. 
Who We Are:
An Employer of Choice in the Inland Empire
The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) secures and supplies supplemental water; collects and treats wastewater; produces high quality renewable products such as recycled water, compost and energy; and promotes the sustainable use of groundwater and development of local water supplies.  IEUA serves approximately 875,000 residents in a 242-square mile service area in western San Bernardino County, California.  As a regional wastewater treatment agency, IEUA provides sewage utility services to seven contracting agencies and provides wholesale imported water to seven retail agencies.  IEUA owns and operates four facilities specializing in regional water recycling services.  The facilities take in approximately 50 million gallons of wastewater per day for treatment, producing high-quality recycled water.  IEUA also manages the recharge of recycled, storm and imported water through the Chino Basin Groundwater Recharge Program and coordinates regional water-use efficiency and education programs.  IEUA is committed to meeting the needs of the region by providing essential services in a regionally planned and cost-effective manner while safeguarding public health, promoting economic development and protecting the environment.

Job Requirements:
Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent. 

Graduation or current enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies in an accredited college or university with major course work in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Geology, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or a closely related field.

While no prior work experience is required, preference will be given to individuals with prior related professional work experience.

Attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills and MS office computer skills are critical.
A valid class "C" California driver's license.

APPLY ONLINE IMMEDIATELY.  This recruitment will close on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  Applications must be completed and submitted electronically.  Handwritten applications will not be accepted. A complete job description, online Agency Employment Application, and Supplemental Questionnaire is available online at: (click on Job Openings).

An Equal Opportunity Employer
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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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