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Water Utility Summer Internships

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The Santa Clara Valley Water District is undertaking an aggressive plan to rebuild and rehabilitate our water system. The Water Utility Summer Internship is one way we are investing in the future workforce that will help us achieve this goal.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is offering 15 summer internship opportunities to undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students enrolled in Fall 2015 majoring in civil engineering disciplines, chemistry, biology, computer science, geology, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and related fields.

This program has been designed to be a paid learning internship during the period June to August, and provides the interns the following:

  • An opportunity to gain work experience in the water industry
    Assignments designed to provide both learning and work experience

  • An opportunity to network with professionals in your field
    of study
    Work with a seasoned engineer, attend meetings, receive feedback on your progress

  • Gain an awareness of the complex water delivery system of the County
    At least one tour of one of our water treatment plants, field work, and presentations on Water Resources Management in the county

  • Add to your tool box of skills and knowledge
    A portfolio of work examples and a presentation of your lessons learned to your peers will be the capstone of this internship

Summer Program Overview

Summer Internship Assignments
(subject to change)

Operations and Maintenance Division
  • Laboratory Services
  • Water Treatment Operations

Capital Division
  • Dams & Pipelines Unit
  • Construction Services Unit
  • Project Delivery Unit

Water Supply Division

  • Groundwater Monitoring & Analysis Unit
  • Water Supply Operations Planning & Analysis Unit
  • Imported Water Unit
  • Recycled & Purified Water Unit

Technical Support Division

  • Dam Safety Unit
  • Utility Maintenance Engineering
  • Asset Management Unit
  • Utility Electrical & Control Systems Unit