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Administrative Intern - AMA Section

  • 502289
  • Full-time
  • Internship


The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful and innovative manner. Do you want to join our team? ADWR is currently recruiting for a Student Intern position in the AMA Section.

Administrative Student Intern

Statewide AMA Section



Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington St., Suite 310, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $15.00 per hour

Grade: 04

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The candidate in this position will work in a group setting with other AMA staff to implement the management of data as it relates to Conveyances,  conduct research and understand current laws and regulations regarding water supply and utilization in Arizona and assist with any other AMA related tasks and responsibilities, including annual reports, data entry and quality control, customer service, etc.

Job Duties:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Assist in the organization and tracking of groundwater right conveyance applications.
Updating groundwater rights validations and ownership information in ADWR databases.
Working with the Conveyance Coordinator to identify application information that needs further inspection or development.

No experience working with water rights is required; training will be provided.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills.
  • Skill in researching water resources information from historic documents, photographs, maps, etc.
  • Skill in file/records maintenance, including computerized database information input/retrieval.
  • Ability to rapidly advance knowledge and skill in above listed areas as necessary to accomplish internship goals.
  • Ability think broadly and ask questions about data, facts and other information.
Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates must be enrolled in school and pursing a degree in Water Resource Management, Geology, Geography, or related field.


Gain valuable experience working in a State Agency and organizational knowledge through daily business interactions and job assignments.


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement system (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment. The current contribution rate is 12.41%.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.