WRPI Internships

Must be enrolled as a full-time student at eligible institutions to apply and be considered for this internship opportunity.


Public agencies and 501c3 organizations are eligible to participate in a state-funded WRPI Internship.  Through the program, students from California State University (CSU) campuses and local community colleges will be available to assist with projects related to water in disadvantaged communities. The WRPI Internship program is supported by Proposition 1 funding from the state of California. The internship provides students opportunities to learn about water management, engineering, and/or community engagement through professional experience. It also connects students with career opportunities related to water management planning, environmental sustainability, and community organizing. Finally, as students are drawn from local CSUs and community colleges, the internship brings in and benefits members of communities throughout California.

Eligible projects must include activities related to community involvement with water. If you are uncertain if a particular project would qualify, you may contact Christina Rodriguez, Internship Manager at WRPI (chrodrig@csusb.edu).

Students from all academic departments can apply. Interest in natural resources management, public policy, environmental science, sociology, and similar fields is necessary for success in the program for both the student and the organization. For qustions regarding any student intern processes or policies, you may also contact Yvette Castellanos, Project Coordinator, at yvette.castellanos@csusb.edu

The WRPI Internship Program grant provides funding of varying amounts, depending upon approved work plan for the project. Undergraduate students are paid $12.50/hour, and graduate students are paid $15.00/hour. (For UEC employees with prior CalPERS membership, the total number of hours will be reduced to allocate for CalPERS contributions.) Students are allocated up to $560 per internship for supplies and materials, including local transportation, which students need to complete their projects (to be approved by advisors). No single item may exceed $500, including tax.

Each intern will be required to submit all assignments to the Project Supervisor as requested.

All students must complete an Online Application, the Supplies Order Form (if applicable), and the Release of Liability Form.

All students must complete a preliminary Online Application, which will be sent to you by your project mentor, and all agencies must complete a preliminary Online Application and Sensitive Position Determination Form.



Eligibility Requirements

Supervisor Responsibilities

Student Recruitment and Hiring Process

Applications Materials

How CSU/ CCC Students Apply 2019

How CSUSB Students Apply 2019

Release of Liability Forms

CSU Bakersfield  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo   CSU Channel Islands  CSU Chico  CSU Dominguez Hills  CSU East Bay 

CSU Fresno  CSU Fullerton  Humboldt State  CSU Long Beach  CSU Los Angeles  CSU Maritime Academy  CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Northridge  Cal Poly Pomona  CSU Sacramento  CSU San Bernardino  San Francisco State

San Jose State  CSU San Marcos  San Diego State  Sonoma State  CSU Stanislaus

California Community Colleges (CCC) UC Davis UCLA

Getting Paid

Student Employee Timesheet


Paylocity Registration Instructions

Paylocity Instructions Webinar


Payroll Calendar 2019

Signature Authorizaton Form

Travel and Supplies


Mileage Reimbursement Form (2018)


Mileage Reimbursement Form (2019)


Supplies Order Form


Subimitting Mileage Claims

Ordering Supplies

Final Reports


Jazmin Moreno
Cal Poly Pomona
City of Cudahy's Long-range Water Conservation and Parks Plan