West Basin Municipal Water District

Engineering Intern

Onsite - Carson, CA
Application Deadline: 5/3/24

SALARY:                  $17.50 – $21.00 Hourly

OPENING DATE:     April 01, 2024

CLOSING DATE:     May 03, 2024                                                

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed District Online Application. A cover letter and resume are highly encouraged as they are valuable to the evaluation process. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the screening process, which will include a panel interview.



West Basin Municipal Water District (District) is a leader in water recycling, conservation, water resource management, and youth and adult education. West Basin provides drinking water and recycled water to eight local retail water agencies including four cities, three private water companies, and one county water agency. The District serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor of southern Los Angeles County. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

West Basin operates the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF) and three satellite treatment plants. The ECLWRF is the largest treatment and water purification facility of its type providing nearly 40 million gallons of water each day to over 400 sites. West Basin utilizes various advanced treatment processes to produce five types of “fit-for-purpose” waters used for commercial, industrial, and landscape purposes.

West Basin owns and operates over 100 miles of recycled water pipelines and supplies recycled water to customers for non-potable use. To expand the use of recycled water, the District assists customers with the process of converting their sites to recycled water use. In addition, the District conducts site inspections to ensure compliance with the safe use of recycled water.

West Basin is an equal-opportunity employer, promoting diversity in its recruitment process and programs. The District is committed to customer service and seeks to provide its customers with the most qualified and exceptional professional services through those it employs while offering an excellent benefits package to its employees.



The Engineering Intern will be assigned to the District’s Engineering Department to work with Professional Engineers. The Intern will perform various tasks related to the development of recycled water production, storage, and distribution facilities; piloting at the District’s water reclamation plant; management of capital improvement facility design and construction projects; performance of field inspections and oversight for small construction projects; compilation of data for engineering studies and analyses; and assisting in standard Engineering Department duties such as filing, document management, and deliveries. 


The Engineering Intern must meet one of the following two requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least junior standing.
  2. Recent completion of a Bachelor’s degree in the previous six (6) months. 

A major or degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field is required to be considered. Applicants who are both not currently enrolled in an accredited college and who graduated before December 2023 will not be considered.

The candidate must possess excellent communication and technical skills, the ability to work effectively in a team environment, have comprehensive computer skills, and possess strong interpersonal skills to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with District Board members, managers, staff, vendors, consultants, and representatives of other governmental agencies encountered in the course of employment. The candidate must also have the ability to exercise sound judgment within established guidelines. 

The Intern position is a part-time/temporary at-will position. The Intern must be able to work for at least a minimum of six months. Work hours are flexible and average approximately 20 hours per week in the fiscal–year period: July – June.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to occasionally lift and carry materials up to 25 pounds; kneel, crouch, stand, walk, twist, reach, or bend for prolonged periods, and occasionally be available at times other than regularly scheduled work hours, such as nights and weekends. Weekend work may be required on an as-needed basis.

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record are preferred at the time of appointment. The employee is required to use their vehicle with mileage reimbursed at the standard IRS rate.



This part-time/temporary, at-will position pays $17.50 – $21.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. This position is not eligible for District benefits.

Apply by: May 03, 2024. Apply online at: www.westbasin.org. For questions or additional information, please contact: West Basin Municipal Water District, Human Resources Department, 17140 S. Avalon Boulevard, Suite 210, Carson, CA 90746, (310) 660-6275. Email: hr@westbasin.org.

Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted in lieu of a completed District Online Application. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the screening process, which will include a panel interview.

Recruiter Information:

Danielle Manzano