Facility Services Student Intern (9030)
 Masaryktown, FL

Requisition Number: FACIL01639

Immerse Yourself.


Work for Our Water Resources.

Dive in, explore your potential, and commit to a cause that matters—for today and generations to come. Take up challenges that take on greater meaning by the day. Drive a variety of projects and initiatives with life-changing impact. Be part of an entrepreneurial team that is committed to preserving one of our most vital resources. And build a career that can become your life’s work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).

Join our General Services Bureauand make a lasting impact.

This is your chance to keep Southwest Florida Water Management District humming along with seamless precision. Using a customer-driven team approach, our General Services Bureau performs the important work behind the scenes that keeps our entire organization operating smoothly as we manage the water supply and protect our water quality. You will be provided with an opportunity to gain experience in areas such as buildings, grounds, and facilities maintenance. In joining our team, you’ll play an important role in enhancing the results to ensure a brighter future for the environment of Florida.

For helping to maintain our valuable water resources as a student, we offer:

  • Training and Development: Having a successful career takes more than technical training. The District helps our staff develop additional skill sets, such as emotional intelligence, time management, customer service, conflict resolution, communications and more. As an intern, you are eligible to attend these on-site trainings.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Provides confidential assistance and support in a wide variety of areas important to an employee’s well-being, including but not limited to work and life balance, stress management, coping with family issues, financial advice, legal and workplace problems, addictions, student loan assistance and any other personal issues adversely affecting quality of life.
  • Wellness Program: Your Health Matters is designed to encourage employees to engage in healthier lifestyle behaviors through the achievement of health and fitness goals. The program includes classes on health and fitness topics, District campus walking routes, a fitness challenge, tobacco-cessation resources, an ergonomics program, discount programs, incentives, and other resources. Participation in wellness program activities is voluntary.

Compensation: $12.33 hourly

Essential Functions

  • Assist Facilities staff in the ongoing maintenance of District facilities and grounds, including lawn mowing, pressure washing, exterior building maintenance, landscaping and furniture moves.
  • Provide apprentice-level assistance to Facilities staff on more complex plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical or carpentry jobs.

Working Conditions

Must have ability to lift and carry 30 pounds while walking. May be required to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. May be exposed to extremely hot, humid weather conditions, mosquitoes and other pests. May be exposed to materials that are classified as hazardous, VOC, or herbicide products with the use of specialized PPE equipment. May be exposed to elements including sun and rain during entire work period. Must be able to bend, squat and climb on a regular basis. May be required to operate motor vehicles, mowers, man lifts, and miscellaneous landscape and construction equipment for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Credentials for Facility Services Student Intern Opportunity

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least part-time current enrollment in an accredited college, university, or other recognized educational or vocational program
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
  • Upload Unofficial Transcript to application or profile
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Credentials for Facility Services Student Intern Opportunity

  • Basic understanding of construction, maintenance and proper use of hand and power tools
  • Preferred Degrees: Engineering, Construction Management, Vocational, Technical
  • Preferred Degree Level: Undergraduate

Application Process

The District will determine eligibility for employment solely from the information provided on a District employment application. All applicants are required to complete, in full, a District employment application. Any application that is not complete, including work experience, education, licenses & certifications (if applicable), and application question, will not undergo consideration for the position. A resume will not be considered as a substitute for the information requested on the application for purposes of qualification.

Additional Details

This position is typically scheduled to work no more than 25 hours per week out of the Brooksville, FL office.

Travel Required

Yes. Some travel, using District vehicle, within District's coverage area.

Accepting applications until March 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM

About Us

Managing the water resources for west-central Florida, our district includes approximately 10,000 square miles of territory spanning 16 counties and serving more than 5 million residents. Established in 1961 as a flood-protection agency, our objective is to meet the needs of current and future water users, protect and preserve our water resources, manage the water supply, protect water quality, and preserve water-related functions.

Apply Now

The District prides itself on providing a positive work flexible environment that engages and supports our employees. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Click on the link to apply and put yourself to work for our water resources.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans Preference/Drug-Free Workplace/Tobacco Free Campuses.

All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s).

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of the District to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4747; or email ADACoordinator@WaterMatters.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice). In the event of a complaint, please follow the grievance procedure located at WaterMatters.org/ADA.

The District participates in E-Verify employment eligibility verification. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The District will not sponsor applicants for work visas.