The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Student Intern (Right of Way Acquisition)

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2024-2661
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(2/12/2024 9:43 AM)
Application Filing Period
Feb 12, 2024 - Mar 18, 2024 @ 4:30 pm PT
# of Openings
USD $18.00/Hr.
USD $20.00/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

Student Interns in the Planning and Acquisition Unit will receive training and mentoring and will provide assistance with real property responsibilities for capital improvement projects, in the areas of land acquisition, appraisals, dispositions, and other assignments as needed.


Responsibilities include learning and assisting with preparing documents (agreements, permits, deeds); conducting studies and research; assisting in correspondence with property owners and internal Metropolitan groups; compiling information from various sources; providing updates and preparing reports; collecting and analyzing statistical data; generating and maintaining records and report findings; making recommendations; and lastly, learning and assisting other real estate classifications in performing ad hoc assignments related to the Planning and Acquisition Unit.


This Student Intern position will be located at Metropolitan’s Headquarters Building in Downtown Los Angeles.


Metropolitan’s Planning and Acquisition Unit will be hosting its annual Student Outreach event. The virtual event will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Registration is strongly recommended. Attending this event is encouraged but not mandatory for this job posting. This event is a chance for college students to learn more about the student internship program and hear from some of Metropolitan’s Real Property experts as they share their career experience in public agency right of way.


To register:


This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.


To view the full job description click here: Student Intern



Education and Experience:  Current enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university carrying a minimum of 12 semester units or 8 quarter units with junior or senior standing in a related major and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or current enrollment in an accredited graduate degree program in a related major with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher



May be required to obtain and maintain the following:
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Detail oriented
• Strong personal interaction skills
• Ability to research, collect and analyze data
• Experience in Microsoft Office Suite


Full-time (during summer break) and/or Part-time (up to 18 hours per week)
Estimated length of assignment will range from three months to ten months. Dates are flexible. Length of term will be determined based on student class schedule, availability, and employer needs.

$18.00 per hour if a Junior in college
$20.00 per hour if a Senior or Grad Student in college


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits District Temporary Employees (Unrepresented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PT on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).


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