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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 eight summer internship opportunities to undergrad and graduate students majoring in civil, environmental, structural, mechanical, geotechnical engineering and related disciplines.

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

Operations and Maintenance Division
  • Water Quality Unit
  • Raw Water Field Operations & Pipelines Unit

Capital Division
  • Dams & Pipelines Unit
  • Construction Services Unit

Water Supply Division

  • Groundwater Monitoring & Analysis Unit
  • Water Supply Operations Planning & Analysis Unit

Technical Support Division

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


Potential Assignment 
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