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Information Technology Student Interns (9012) and (9040)

Work for Our Water Resources.

Help protect one of Florida’s most vital resources — water — with a career at the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).
The District is a government agency whose mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met. We serve a population of nearly 6 million people in west-central Florida as directed by state law.

Join our Information Technology Bureau 

We are seeking a motivated individual who is eager to learn about the various aspects of Information Technology. This is your chance to learn from and work with four sections within the Information Technology Bureau. These sections include Operations and Administration, Application Development, Technology Services and Enterprise Infrastructure. These positions are available onsite at our Brooksville Headquarters. T

These internship opportunities are not eligible for remote work.

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: $12.20 hourly

Essential Functions

This position will have the opportunity to rotate through the four (4) sections of the Information Technology Bureau as opportunities arise:
  • Operations and Administration
  • Assist with project, budget, cybersecurity, and procurement operations support.
  • Application Development
  • Assist the application development team with coding, testing, data integration throughout the supported application suite.
  • Technology Services
  • Assist with computer, monitor, and tablet deployments, software installs, troubleshooting desktop computing issues, and providing technical support to District staff.
  • Enterprise Infrastructure
  • Assist with installation, maintenance, and support of District infrastructure equipment, troubleshooting issues, working with network staff on user account and access, and researching industry trends. 

Working Conditions

Work will be conducted in an office environment setting and requires the ability to perform continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work environments vary by assigned business unit. 

Required Credentials for Information Technology Student Intern Opportunity

  • Be at least part-time and currently enrolled in High school, an accredited college, university, or other recognized educational or vocational program
  • Have at least two (2) years remaining before graduation 
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Credentials for Information Technology Student Intern Opportunity

  • Tech-savvy
  • Computer and mobile device experience
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge of hardware and software installation
  • Ability to comprehend technical instructions and provide detailed resolution documentation
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Ability to take on individual project assignments
  • Preferred Degree Level: Undergraduate 
  • Preferred Major: Information Technology or Related 

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 will not receive 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, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, out of the Tampa, FL office. Work will be conducted inside of the office for enhanced learning opportunities.

Travel Required

Yes. Some travel, using District vehicle, within District's coverage area.
Accepting applications until December 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM extended from November 29, 2022 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. 
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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 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
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.