Local Water District Internship Program Boosts Career Prospects by Rowland Water District Dec 1, 2023 Member Submitted News ROWLAND HEIGHTS – Rowland Water District (RWD) representatives Allen Davidson, Elisabeth Mendez, and Dusty Moisio delivered highly informative presentations at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) recently, sharing details about the District’s internship program and available opportunities. Mr. Davidson, Mrs. Mendez, and Mr. Moisio highlighted the program’s positive impact on students’ professional and personal growth by showing how it helps prospective interns develop new skills and acquire valuable field experience. The presentations provided insight into the District’s culture and values, offering applicants a clear understanding of what to expect should they decide to join the RWD team. “We are devoted to caring for our interns and their future,” RWD Director of Operations Allen Davidson said. “Our program provides a great opportunity to gain real-world hands-on experience both in the maintenance and operations field; including, mentorship, networking, and career development opportunities.” In 2016, RWD established its paid internship program in collaboration with Mt. SAC’s Career and Technical Education Center. Participants work closely with District staff over six months to learn about water system operations and maintenance. By working hands-on, students acquire entry-level knowledge and skills essential for full-time employment. The program was highly praised by participants who are empowered to learn and apply their knowledge in a real-world setting by fostering a partnership between academic and practical learning. Since the program began, 39 participants have been hired for the internship program, 82% of the interns hired completed the program and 78% have found full-time employment in the water utility sector. For more information on the Rowland Water District internship program, visit https://www.rwd.org/internship/. ### About Rowland Water District Rowland Water District was formed 70 years ago to provide water service to 200 ranchers and farmers in a rural, agricultural community. Over the years, the District has evolved to meet the changing needs of a dynamic and rapidly growing customer base. Rowland Water currently delivers 14 million gallons of safe drinking water to about 55,000 people every day. The District maintains 150 miles of potable water pipeline and 25 miles of recycled water pipeline to serve 13,500 customer connections across 17.2 square miles in southeast Los Angeles County, including portions of Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, and the cities of Industry and West Covina.