Student Jobs/Awards

Student Internship Program

Posted: May 28, 2020

The Delta Conveyance Design & Construction Authority (DCA) seeks upper class College and Junior College students interested in hands-on learning about planning, designing and constructing public infrastructure.This opportunity offers students the ability to apply concepts,ideas and other academic foundations in a real-life problem solving environment. Tasks performed may include data analysis, review of materials, drafting of summary memos, attending project meetings, entering data into computer datasheets and databases and assisting with technical report writing and research.

Interns may work in an office environment, at public meetings and events(may be virtual),as well as on-site field work (if available).

Posted Date: 5/27/20 Application
Deadline: June 8, 2020
Pay Rate: $20.00/ hour
Work Location: Downtown Sacramento & Remote Work
Part-Time: 28 hours/week for 8 weeks Employment Through Chaves & Associates, Inc.

The projects available for interns include the following:

General Intern Project Description

  • Calculations (volume moved per truck), conversion of measure units (wet vs dry dirt), review of site characteristics
  • Provide graphics support for project drawings for public information meetings; Prepare engineering drawings using CAD
  • Research permit requirements, agencies
  • Project Controls (help project managers access information through Document Management)

Field of Study

  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental, Structural, Chemical, Geotechnical, and other)
  • CAD/Mapping, Architecture, Graphic Design Environmental, Planning
  • Various (Administrative, Business, English)


  • Current enrollment in an accredited two-or four-year college or university;2
  • Maintain cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher;
  • Highly Desirable: Knowledge of the California Delta(Confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers)


May be required to obtain and maintain valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent to allow driving during employment.

TO APPLY: Submit via email a maximum of one page with the following information

  • Your name, current address, contact information
  • School, # of Units completed, field of study, GPA, area of interest in listing above
  • Three references with their phone contact information
  • Maximum two paragraphs describing what you know about,and your interest in,the California Delta

Submit no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, June 8, 2020

Questions? Contact Marcie Scott at MarcieScott@dcdca.orgor (310) 729-5197


All applications will be reviewed and candidates best meeting the criteria will be phone screened by the DCA. Chaves & Associates will select and make offers to successful candidates based on the criteria above. Internship schedules will be 7 hours per day Monday-Thursday for 8 consecutive weeks, beginning around June 15, 2020.


The Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) is a Joint Powers Authority formed in 2018 by public water agencies to participate in the update of infrastructure in the Delta to protect the water supply of 27 million Californians. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) owns and operates the State Water Project system, and oversees the work of the DCA. The DCA has assembled world-class experts, who have been tasked with conducting conceptual engineering work to help define a project consistent with Governor Newsom’s single tunnel solution.This project is a key element of Governor Newsom’s portfolio of Statewide water actions to build a resilient water supply for California.Learn more about our work at https://www.dcdca.organd on Facebook.Chaves & Associates, Inc. is a woman-minority owned company that specializes in Project Management Support Services. They are one of our partners, and will be assisting us with this project and overall Intern Mentorship.

Assistant III

Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Job Purpose: General lab help with building, calibrating, and installing sensors

Job Description (functions of the position)-Building, calibrating and installing snow and soil moisture sensors. Working with data, including some GIS data. Processing soil samples for hydraulic property analysis. Taking neutron probe measurements. Help taking care of plants in an irrigation experiment (no previous experience required).

Job Requirements (skills, knowledge or abilities for the position) - GIS, basic lab skills, power tool use, soils, dataloggers, ability to work in the field and at high elevations. Some overnight trips and camping are required. Ability to carry heavy loads in the field and drive a University vehicle are a necessity.

Start date of appointment-9/15/2018

Expected end date of appointment (appointment can be extended at a later time)-12/31/18

Number of hours to work per week (cannot be over 18 during academic year)-20

Work location(s)- Veihmeyer 106/ Luthin Lab/ Campbell tract/ Wickson 3042, UC Davis

Class Level: N/A

Desired Major(s) [drop down box-we can’t write in] required field: Hydrology

Please select: Assistant IIIx

Principal Investigator (Faculty member)-Hartsough

Who do you want applicants to contact?-Peter Hartsough

Give contact information that you want students to see, (phone, fax, e-mail, web site)

------------------------------------------------Assistant series classification---------------------------------------- Assistant III(eff. 1/1/18 $11.25/hour)

The Assistant III level is used for positions that require specialized knowledge and independent judgment in performing duties that support academic research projects, student activities, and advising programs, including sophisticated research/analytical functions. Positions that require skills usually acquired through specialized upper division coursework or rudimentary graduate level training are appropriately classified at this level.

Duties at this level may include: laboratory work requiring a moderate level of scientific knowledge gained through academic coursework; technical duties requiring specialized skills; recreational instructional support; peer advising and peer counseling; direction of student-managed activities or programs; operation of automotive equipment requiring specialized licenses; library assistance requiring specialized library skills, including complex bibliographic checking using advanced techniques; analytical studies of limited scope and depth; and similar assignments requiring judgment and specialized knowledge. Clerical/administrative positions classified at this level require knowledge of basic accounting, office management and specialized computer programs e.g. WORD, EXCEL, HTML, ACCESS etc., encompass a variety of assignments involving independent decision making, and require considerable knowledge of various policies and procedures e.g. travel, purchasing, accounting etc.

Pay rates within this classification are determined individually for each position by the Student Employment Center in conjunctions with the Personnel Services Office and are based on the complexity of specific assignments.

Student Interns - Immediate Openings

Posted: July 17, 2018

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department is seeking to fill a number of Student Intern positions within the Environmental Compliance Division.

Student Intern positions are:

*Paid, part-time, with flexible hours with vacation pay and paid sick leave

*Must be able to work 20-24 hours per week.

*Must be enrolled as a student full-time

Student interns perform a variety of office tasks including:

*Reviewing Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMP)

*Redacting confidential information for Public Records Act Requests (PRAs)

*Assisting businesses with the submittal of their HMPs through the California Electronic Reporting System (CERS) via phone, email, and during workshops.

*Various special projects

Student interns are able to accompany Environmental Specialists on a variety of CUPA Environmental Compliance Inspections (Underground Storage Tank, Hazardous Waste, CA Accidental Release Program (CalARP), etc.).

To apply send a cover letter and resume to to apply by August 31, 2018.

Full announcement: Intern Flyer 2018

Informatics Internship

Posted. Aug 10, 2017


Fall Quarter 2017 opening for talented undergrad or alum interested in data science / informatics, especially as it relates to land and water resources. The successful candidate will work with continuous and discrete data, which has been collected manually or telemetrically, over time and space.

In other words, you – like us -- geek out over the integration of time series and geospatial analysis as well as water quality and quantity. Furthermore, you want a greater audience to see, understand and act on the data trends.

As the developer of environmental databases and applications, KISTERS facilitates the cross-disciplinary exchange of data and information . You would learn and use our proprietary platform Water Information Systems by KISTERS (WISKI).

This newly created role would perform a range of functions, including:

  • Help analyze data with focus on water resources
  • Help develop mechanisms to enable more efficient data verification, validation, analysis, and publishing / reporting.
  • Help define, document, and test, data management systems

Minimum Requirements:

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
    environmental science-related major, a bonus
  • Sound quantitative skills (and acceptable mathematical and/or programming background)
  • Good writing and communication skills

Other Relevant Skills:

  • Coursework or experience in environmental studies, geospatial information systems (GIS) and/or data science / informatics
  • Practical exposure to data analysis / manipulation
  • Experience in programming / scripting
  • Ability to thrive in an evolving work environment

Apply by sending a brief statement of interest and resume to KISTERS North America is a global software solutions and technology firm dedicated to effective data management, visualization and sharing to power responsible environmental stewardship. KNA is a vibrant start to your career, where you contribute to data-driven approaches to solve real-world problems impacting environmental sustainability. Note: This position is based in our Citrus Heights, CA office location.

KISTERS is an EOE. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. For more details, you may contact Becca Fong at (916) 723-1441.