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Intern (Engineering)

Intern (Engineering)

Do you enjoy utilizing creative thinking and out of the box thinking while working on complex projects? Are you interested in doing meaningful work to implement solutions and designs for complex projects such as state of the art wastewater treatment, renewable energy and water resources for an organization that is recognized for leadership in technology and water management? If so, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency has an exciting opportunity for you as an Intern!

This internship is perfect for you if you...
  • Enjoy working with others to create solutions.
  • Are seeking to gain hands on experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a desire to create positive change throughout the region.
  • Value a flexible work schedule.
The Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s Engineering and Construction Management Department implements projects in wastewater, water, recycled water and renewable energy in order to enhance and preserve the quality of life throughout the region. The Agency is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale distributor of imported water serving approximately 875,000 people over 242 square miles in western San Bernardino County. Over 300 personnel contribute to the success of the Agency. The Agency owns and/or operates, and maintains 5 water recycling facilities, 160 miles of sewer collection system, a potable water facility, 19 supply water well sites, 4 sewage lift stations, a recycled water distribution and storage system, 19 groundwater recharge sites, a 400,000-square foot indoor composting facility, and a 66,000 square foot Headquarters building. 

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This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2023.  Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment.  This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline.

There is (1) internship opportunity in the Engineering Department.

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. 
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Internships are limited to 25 hours week and 960 hours per fiscal year
(July 1st to June 30th)

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 20 hours a week;
Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The successful candidate will be part of a team on various types of wastewater, recycled water, and energy projects. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to be involved with projects from design through construction, visit job sites, shadow project managers, assist in project budget tasks, and gain experience with working with design engineers, consultants, and contractors.

The ideal candidate will have Junior level standing with major course work in Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Management Technology, or another related discipline (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, or similar). The desired candidate will be a self-starting individual who is eager to assume responsibilities and has experience using CAD/GIS, advanced computer skills using Microsoft Suite, on-line and web-based research experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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. Timeliness and punctuality are key attributes of an ideal candidate.


May include, but are not limited to the following:
Work directly under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.

Support Project Managers, Construction Project Managers, and Professional Engineers in various types of projects ranging from pre-design to construction closeout.

Perform technical evaluations on water and wastewater systems.

Review and comment on project control documents and project design drawings.

Compile data or materials, create spreadsheets, and prepare reports, manuals, publications, and recommendations relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Perform research, budget tracking, and project administrative assignments.

Perform other related duties as required.


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 Engineering, Construction Management Technology, or closely related field.
Current enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies is preferred.

Attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel are critical. 
A valid class "C" California driver's license.
Basic procedures involved in the following areas: design and construction engineering; construction techniques, practices and inspection criteria as related to plan reviews; operating policies and departmental organization structures; design and construction drafting techniques, terminology and equipment, including CAD and GIS; building codes and industrial safety regulations; standards for public works construction and traffic safety; nomenclature, symbols and techniques of mapping and surveying; engineering mathematics, including trigonometry; standard business English.

Operate office equipment including a computer and applicable software; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; understand and follow verbal and written instructions; analyze data, situations and research materials; formulate options and make recommendations; make quantity mathematical calculations and prepare estimates; and establish effective working relationships. 


All employment applications will be reviewed for accuracy, completion, relevant experience, education, training and other job-related qualifications. Applicants with the strongest background relating to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the testing process which may include one or more of the following: written test, oral interview, performance/practical examination. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background/reference check and pre-employment physical examination including a drug screen (for safety sensitive position) at no cost to the candidate. Please visit our website at and select the Human Resources Department for additional information regarding the Agency, the hiring process and benefit information.
Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (909) 993-1640 or at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.


 "The Agency's success is obtained by creating a positive and diverse work environment which recognizes individual differences and experiences".

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Inland Empire Utilities Agency
6075 Kimball Ave.

Chino, California, 91708

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Job Type : Full-Time

Job Function : Services

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