Land Resources Student Internship

  • Southwest Florida Water Mgt Dist
  • Brooksville, FL, USA
  • Mar 16, 2019
Part time Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Communication - Public Outreach Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness

Job Description


The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) a leader in protecting Florida's water resources, is seeking a Land Resources Student Intern in support of the Operations and Land Management Bureau. The District is a public agency responsible for managing water resources for over 5 million people within a 16-county area of responsibility.  The successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks from data entry and analysis, document development, customer service, and recreational maintenance, including field work. The successful candidate will be expected to accomplish diverse tasks, meeting the immediate needs of an aggressive Land Resources program. The District offers the Student Internship Program to provide students with real work experience and specific hands-on knowledge related to the chosen course of study. 

Essential Functions

This position supports the District's Conservation Land Program responsible for management and maintenance of over 260,000 acres acquired to protect water and natural resources. The student intern will have diverse assignments ranging from maintaining recreational amenities, address the public's requests for information about the District's recreational program, facilitate camping reservations, promote the District's volunteer programs and events, and collaborate in the District's survey on the new recreation system. Additional duties may include other land use or real estate support work as needed.

Performs tasks related to recreation

  • Work with District staff to maintain recreational amenities
  • Address public requests for information concerning the District’s recreational program
  • Assists with the development and promotion of the District’s volunteer program
  • Complete additional duties as needed

Successful candidate must

  • Be at least part-time current enrollment in an accredited college, university, or other recognized educational or vocational program
    • Preferred Degrees: Environmental, Recreation, Volunteer Management
    • Preferred Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
  • Provide a copy of Official school transcript within 30 days of employment
  • Upload Unofficial Transcript to application or profile

Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position requires the ability to perform continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Frequently lifts and carries 10-pound objects, with an occasional requirement to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to occasionally squat. Exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity, as well as a variety of pests, including mosquitoes and ticks. Must be able to occasionally bend, squat, climb, crawl and swim and frequently reach above shoulder level.

All outdoor assignments will require working in Florida's natural environments. The incumbent will be expected to use hand tools and work/interact with members of the public. The incumbent must be able to travel to work sites at any location within the District.

Additional Details

This position is typically scheduled to work no more than 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, out of the Brooksville, FL office. Student Internship positions are not eligible for insured medical benefits.

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Government- Local/Regional


$13.99 USD per hour