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Intern (Laboratory)

Intern (Laboratory)


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Are you a highly motivated learner interested in working on a variety of technical duties supporting the laboratory with sampling and analysis of water, wastewater biosolids, and industrial samples? Do you have an interest in collecting data and making spreadsheets? 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 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.
  • Enjoy learning from others while also contributing your own ideas to the team.
  • Want to expand your understanding of conducting research and presenting data.
  • Value a flexible schedule.
  • Would like to play a role in enhancing the quality of life throughout the community!

At the Inland Empire Utilities Agency safety is critical. 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 10, 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 Laboratory Unit.

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 10 to 20 hours a week; 
Office Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The successful candidate will be a responsible, analytical and detailed oriented individual with excellent communication (written/oral) skills. Great time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously are required. Additionally, be willing to learn, and be flexible and assist with ad hoc projects as required in a fast paced and changing environment.
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.


May include, but are not limited to the following:
Perform a wide variety of duties of semi-professional and technical duties in the Agency's laboratory that support the sampling and analysis of water, wastewater, biosolids, and industrial samples.

Receives, organizes and maintains the inventory of laboratory and sampling supplies.

Prepares, sorts, washes, decontaminates, sterilizes and stores all laboratory glassware; prepares and preserves bottles prior to sample collection and analysis.

Maintains laboratory cleanliness.

Prepare reports and recommendations relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

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

Participate in pulling documents, and filing information.

Perform other related duties as required including other administrative/technical requirements.

Limited travel to offsite locations may be required from time to time.

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 Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences 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 advanced computer skills are critical
A valid class "C" California driver's license.
Principles of data collection, and research techniques and methods; methods and techniques for basic report preparation and writing; modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; proper English, spelling and grammar.

Operate office equipment including a computer and applicable software; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; understand and follow verbal and written instructions; analyze data, situations and research materials; formulate options and make recommendations; establish and maintain 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) 993-1645 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".

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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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