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Intern (Grants and Government Affairs)

Intern (Grants and Government Affairs)


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Are you a highly motivated learner interested in working on a variety of projects requiring research, analysis, and collaboration? Do you want to improve your working knowledge of Grants and Government Affairs by being part of an Agency that encourages teamwork and improving operational and business processes? If so, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency has a great opportunity for those looking to gain valuable experience while enhancing and preserving the quality of life throughout the region. 

The Agency's internships are meant to be a positive experience that allows for your personal growth and development. We are an ideal place for you to ask questions and learn essential job functions that will prepare you for success in your career.

This internship is perfect for you if you...
  • Thrive off of collaboration and are able to communicate effectively through writing as well as verbally.
  • Are technologically savvy and knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office products such as Excel and strive to be creative.
  • Enjoy learning from others while also contributing your own ideas to the team to improve processes and procedures.
  • Want experience performing research related to policies, guidance, rules, laws, and regulations.
  • Would like hands on experience with the preparation of legislative analysis and grant writing.
  • Would like to play a role in enhancing the quality of life throughout the community!

The Agency is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale distributor of imported water serving approximately 935,000 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 Monday, April 24, 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 one (1) internship opportunity the External & Government Affairs Department.

This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (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 15 to 25 hours a week;
Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This position will provide an introduction to local government work in policy analysis, grant research and advocacy related to issues of wastewater management, water quality, water supply, environmental compliance, renewable energy, climate change and other related topics.
The successful candidate will be a responsible, self-starter, with strong organizational and writing skills. Dedication to detail, the ability to multitask, and creativity are essential, as well as the ability to receive and learn from constructive feedback in a dynamic environment. Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are critical.
Intern staff works 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 agreed upon between the intern and his/her supervisor.


May include, but are not limited to the following:
Assist with tracking and analyzing legislation, regulations and other external policies.

Assist with drafting legislative and policy comment letters.

Legislative and grant research supporting IEUA projects and programs.

Updating IEUA Service Area delegation contact list.

Monitoring IEUA Service Area election activity and changes to local, state and federal representation.

Assisting in the development of onboarding materials for IEUA Board of Directors and Committee members.

Assisting in the development of IEUA collateral materials for meetings with local, State and Federal representatives, partners and regulatory agencies.

Assisting in grant-related pre-award and post-award activities including grant opportunities review, grant applications, performance reports, etc.

Monitoring local government policy changes with impacts to IEUA operations and priorities.

Compile data or materials and create spreadsheets, prepare reports, manuals, and publications.

Perform the full array of duties assigned including professional administrative/technical work on special projects.

Participate in meetings including logistic support and planning.

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 political science, public policy, public administration, business, communications, law, or 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 strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.


Principles and practices of administration; principles and procedures of the legislative process; basic statistics, methodology and administrative analysis; basic technical and administrative practices and procedures of assigned area; principles of composition, basic report preparation and writing; graphic and tabular presentation of data, modern office practices and equipment including a computer and applicable software; record-keeping and filing practices and procedures; proper English, spelling and grammar.
Gather, organize, interpret and analyze information and data; prepare and interpret tables, charts, graphs and flow charts; organize, set priorities and exercise sound judgment within areas of responsibility; understand and follow written and verbal instructions; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, correspondence and other written materials; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work; operate office equipment including a computer and applicable software; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; understand and follow verbal and written instructions; formulate options and make recommendations.


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) 993-1645 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".

Inland Empire Utilities Agency
6075 Kimball Ave.

Chino, California, 91708

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Job Type : Part-time

Job Function : Services

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