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We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

At Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection; through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are currently looking for employees who are committed to our Agency, passionate to excel in their career and engaged in our mission. Only this caliber of employee will be successful in driving our Agency towards accomplishing our vision.

Water Quality Intern
Sampling and Sourcing Identification Unit


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85042

This position may be available for remote work within Arizona (3 days per week in the office/hoteling).

Posting Details:

Salary: $16.50 

Grade: 04

Closing Date: Open until filled (First review of resume 1-17-23)

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented and engaged intern who wants to develop beyond the classroom.
Duties include; working together with the laboratory manager in developing and implementing strategies to organize and optimize operations, setting objectives and guidelines, calibrating and troubleshooting equipment, and solving issues and concerns. You will also assist on sampling trips and run errands when necessary.

Intern Project/Outcome Expected from the Intern:
• This internship will prepare the intern for a career in lab management, environmental monitoring and sampling.

Compensation and Hours:

Compensation is $16.50 per hour, up to 40 hours per week, with no other benefits provided.
It is up to the discretion of the respective school to provide academic credit.
This internship will begin in Spring, 2023. Hours can be adjusted to accommodate class schedules.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

You will bring the following to the internship:
• Excellent attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to keep detailed records
• Knowledge or experience working with lab equipment
• Knowledge or skills in analyzing data
• Knowledge of how to operate a computer and experience with Microsoft Office.
• Strong teamwork

You will gain the following from this internship:
• Hands on experience in preparing lab equipment for upcoming research experiments
• Experience with compiling information and reporting data
• Experience in calibrating, maintaining lab equipment and using equipment to gather data

Selective Preference(s):

• Intern candidate must be in their Junior or Senior year of a BS/BA or working towards a Masters/PhD program.
• Selective preference will be given to students with courses in Environmental Science, Chemistry II with Lab Requirements.
• Candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
• Candidate must have the right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship.
• Candidate must be at least 18 years old. 

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.