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Hydro Intern

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Sustainability
  • Phoenix

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  • You must have a foundational understanding of hydrology, strong communication and analytical skills, ability to work in a team, conduct field work, and be pursuing a Hydrology degree. A valid driver's license is also required.
  • You'll assist in ensuring compliance with groundwater regulations, learn about well construction, and help prevent vertical cross-contamination near contamination sites.


  • Desired Qualifications:
  • A foundational understanding or willingness to learn about the Groundwater Permitting and Wells Section's processes, rules, permits, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • An analytical mindset, with attention to detail.
  • Teamwork and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret aerial imagery and topographic maps.
  • Ability to review historic documents and translate information into a spreadsheet or database format
  • Ability to perform field work
  • Selective Preference(s):
  • Candidates must be enrolled in school and pursing a Hydrology degree. Candidate should be self-driven and motivated to learn about hydrology and places a high value on safeguarding the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public.
  • This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.


  • This role will help ADWR's efforts to ensure compliance with the 1980 Groundwater Code, minimum well construction standards, and help protect human health and the environment by preventing vertical cross-contamination.
  • The intern would learn about well construction, well abandonment, and vertical cross-contamination and plume migration issues near groundwater contamination sites. The selected candidate will work closely with the lead hydrogeologist by assisting with drafting memos, reviewing permits and NOIs, and studying well impact analyses.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What are the primary duties of a Hydrogeologist Intern?

The primary duties of a Hydrogeologist Intern include assisting with coordination efforts with various agencies, reviewing groundwater withdrawal permits and applications, learning about well construction and abandonment, and studying well impact analyses.

What are the desired qualifications for a Hydrogeologist Intern?

Desired qualifications for a Hydrogeologist Intern include a foundational understanding of groundwater permitting processes, strong communication skills, attention to detail, teamwork abilities, proficiency in analyzing aerial imagery and maps, and the ability to review documents and translate information into a database format.

What are the selective preferences for candidates applying for the Hydrogeologist Intern position?

Selective preferences for candidates include enrollment in a Hydrology degree program, self-driven and motivated to learn about hydrology, and a high value placed on safeguarding the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public. Candidates must also possess a current, valid state-issued driver's license.

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Mission & Purpose

Arizona is on a mission to become the #1 state in the nation in which to live, work, play, get an education, and retire. Arizona state government plays a vital role in making this happen, and in order to maximize our potential the State of Arizona must operate in way that demonstrates a business-like approach. We are looking for enthusiastic and talented people to join the team.