Water Use Permit Student Intern (9004)
Work for Our Water Resources.
Help protect one of Florida’s most vital resources — water — with a career at the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).
The District is a government agency whose mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met. We serve a population of nearly 6 million people in west-central Florida as directed by state law.
Join our Water Use Permit Bureau
Here is your opportunity to assist our Water Use Permit (WUP) Compliance section while gaining real-world work experience. You will have the opportunity to work as an active team member on both sides of the permitting process and will also work with our Senior Staff to complete important projects. This internship opportunity is not eligible for remote work, all work will be performed in office at the District's Tampa location.
For helping to maintain our valuable water resources as a student, we offer:
- Training and Development: Having a successful career takes more than technical training. The District helps our staff develop additional skill sets, such as emotional intelligence, time management, customer service, conflict resolution, communications and more. As an intern, you are eligible to attend these on-site trainings.
- Employee Assistance Program: Provides confidential assistance and support in a wide variety of areas important to an employee’s well-being, including but not limited to work and life balance, stress management, coping with family issues, financial advice, legal and workplace problems, addictions, student loan assistance and any other personal issues adversely affecting quality of life.
- Wellness Program: Your Health Matters is designed to encourage employees to engage in healthier lifestyle behaviors through the achievement of health and fitness goals. The program includes classes on health and fitness topics, District campus walking routes, a fitness challenge, tobacco-cessation resources, an ergonomics program, discount programs, incentives and other resources. Participation in wellness program activities is voluntary.
Compensation: $14.74 hourly
- Work with overpumpage in the Compliance section
- Work with ownership transfers in the Water Use Permit section
- Handle other projects as needed
- Visit sites with senior team members
This position requires the ability to perform continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Must be able to operate a District vehicle with attached equipment for two hours or more at a time. May be exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity, as well as a variety of pests, including mosquitoes and ticks. Work environments vary by assigned business unit. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Credentials for Water Use Permit Student Intern
- Be at least part-time and currently enrolled in High school, an accredited college, university, or other recognized educational or vocational program
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
- Valid driver’s license
Preferred Credentials for Water Use Permit Student Intern
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs
- Statistics experience
- Preferred Degrees: Geology, Environmental Science, or related field
- Preferred Degree Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
The District will determine eligibility for employment solely from the information provided on a District employment application. All applicants are required to complete, in full, a District employment application. Any application that is not complete will not receive consideration for the position. A resume will not be considered as a substitute for the information requested on the application for purposes of qualification.
This position is typically scheduled to work no more than 25 hours per week, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, out of the Brooksville, FL office. All work will be conducted inside of the office for enhanced learning opportunities. The District's Student Internship Program is a year-round program. Therefore, this position is not strictly a summer internship position. Each semester, work schedules can be adjusted depending on the student's class schedule.
Yes. Infrequent travel, using District vehicle, within District's coverage area.
Accepting applications until December 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm.
Managing the water resources for west-central Florida, our district includes approximately 10,000 square miles of territory spanning 16 counties and serving more than 5 million residents. Established in 1961 as a flood-protection agency, our objective is to meet the needs of current and future water users, protect and preserve our water resources, manage the water supply, protect water quality, and preserve water-related functions.
The District prides itself on providing a positive work flexible environment that engages and supports our employees. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Click on the link to apply and put yourself to work for our water resources.