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Integrated Water Management Intern - Summer 2024

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20d ago

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must have excellent communication skills, be able to work in multidisciplinary teams, a valid driver's license, and be pursuing a Master's degree in environmental management or related field with coursework in environmental analysis, public policy, and water provision.
  • You will research California water resources, support water management projects, evaluate failing drinking water systems, assist with drought resilience planning, and perform project administration tasks. Work in Pasadena office and travel within California as needed.

Summer Internship



  • Stantec’s Pasadena, California, office is seeking a full-time Integrated Water Management Intern to join our multi-disciplinary team of water resources professionals, each committed to delivering sound and strategic consulting services to a range of local, regional, state, and federal clients. The selected intern will support a variety of integrated water resources planning analysis and communication efforts in California, directly impacting safe drinking water, stormwater management, green infrastructure, financial and environmental sustainability, and environmental injustices. If working on challenging projects and working on teams aimed at delivering solutions to some of California’s most complex water challenges appeal to you, join us.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for working on multi-disciplinary teams of project managers, project engineers and staff, clients, regulatory agencies, and subcontractors.
  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.
  • Education and Experience:
  • In progress toward a Master’s degree (minimum) in environmental management or analysis, sustainability or resilience studies, public policy (environmental or natural resources focus), or environmental economics, or similar; with a minimum of 1 year of related undergraduate coursework or work experience.
  • Cover Letter
  • Specific coursework or exposure to one or more of the following:
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative environmental analysis
  • Development of criteria to evaluate ecosystem performance or health.
  • Public policy related to sustainability, natural resources, or climate adaptation.
  • Economic and political context of water provision in California.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Gain and apply experience in California water resources including provision of safe drinking water, integrated water resources management, applicable laws/policies/regulations, and water governance and community engagement.
  • Conduct research and assessments to support water supply, sanitation, flood, or stormwater management efforts at local and watershed scales.
  • Contribute to evaluations and assessments in support of struggling and failing drinking water systems across California through the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) program.
  • Support County-level drought resilience planning through the California Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) Direct Technical Assistance (DTA) Program.
  • Perform project administration tasks including preparing reports and memos, gathering information, design, writing proposals, drafting correspondence, and completing progress reports.
  • Work in-person from the Pasadena office at least two consecutive days per week.
  • Travel within California as needed for project work, not to exceed 10%.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Work type

Part time

Work mode





  • Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).
  • Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.