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Paid high school internship Summer 2019

The internship is available to any junior or senior enrolled in one of the FUHSD schools during the academic year, 2019-20. This year, FPUD is looking for students interested in a career in field operations. 

A career working in field operations

It is designed for students looking to learn more about the waterer industry and its operations. In an effort to increase local interest and potentially draw local talent to the district, the following is an outline of a High School intern program between Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) and Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD).


The program will provide a hands-on learning experience to help build skills and knowledge that will help guide students to potential career paths. The program will be an 8-week program running during the summer months while students are on summer break from school. The 8-week program will consist of different modules to provide the most exposure to the intern regarding the district.



In order to qualify for the intern program, students must meet the following:

  • Be enrolled in one of the FUHSD schools
  • Be a junior or senior the upcoming school year
  • Have achieved a “C” average or better during the school year
  • Must be 16 years of age or older on or before the first day of the intern program
  • Must be able to work one (1) four-hour (4) day, determined by the district, per each of the 8 (eight) weeks of the program
  • Must participate in all 8 (eight) weeks of the program 

Application Process:

  • Interested students should complete an online application at under the Careers section
  • All questions must be answered and submitted with the application
  • A short essay question may be required during the application process
  • All applications must be submitted by the deadline: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Selection Process:

  • All applications will be reviewed by the human resources department, public affairs department and a member of the operations staff
  • Candidates selected will participate in a panel interview at the FPUD district office
  • The top candidate from the interview process will be contacted to participate
  • The program will offer no more than 1 spot to the intern program
  • Selected candidate will have a pre-employment physical


The 8-week program will consist of the following:


  • Presentation – The intern will be assigned a presentation, to be presented the final week of the internship, to the board of directors and selected staff. The presentation will provide staff with information regarding the experience and skills learned during the program and the value of the program.
  • The intern will spend time during the 8 weeks in each of the following areas:EngineeringGISSurveyingCollectionsJob Site visitIntroduction to Collection equipmentConstruction and MaintenanceJob Site visitConstruction equipment and toolsSystem ServicesMeter reading process and ties to customer serviceTour of shop and maintenance process and upkeep proceduresSystem OperationsOperations site visitsSCADAWastewater PlantPlant tourLab sampling


During the intern’s time in the program, the intern will be provided information on how each of these areas fit into the district’s operation.


The intern program will be a paid program offering the selected intern $12 per hour for hours worked on a bi-weekly basis to follow the normal payroll cycle of the District.

At the end of the 8-week cycle following the intern’s presentation, the intern will receive a certificate of appreciation from the district.


The intern program will be a paid program offering the selected intern $12 per hour for hours worked on a bi-weekly basis to follow the normal payroll cycle of the District.

  • May 28: Last day to submit online application
  • June 11: interviews for selected candidates
  • June 5: last day of school
  • June 24: week 1
  • July 1: week 2
  • July 8: week 3
  • July 15: week 4
  • July 22: week 5
  • July 29: week 6
  • August 5: week 7
  • August 12: first day of school
  • August 26: board meeting PowerPoint presentation: week 8