Water Rights Protection Intern

Denver Water

Denver, CO, US

Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the City of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets, and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water’s, Water Rights Section of the Planning division, develops both short-term and long-range integrated plans and options for water supply and implements programs to increase that supply through various means including acquisition or adjudication of new water rights and sources; and supervises the maintenance and development of Denver Water’s conditional water rights and maximizes the exercise of existing water rights.

Intern Project:

  1. Research, summarize and analyze hydrological data in support of water rights investigations and Water Court cases.

  2. Assist with preparing an index of Denver Water’s Water Rights.

  3. Assist with preparing an inventory of water rights owned by Denver Parks and Recreation.

    Other Requirements:

                Must possess and maintain a valid Class `R- Colorado driver-s license, and have a satisfactory driving record. 


  4. Analytical thinking

  5. Verbal and written communication

  6. Technical writing

  7. Quality control and quality assurance

  8. Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel

  9. Basic knowledge of Colorado water issues and water rights

A background check will be conducted, to verify information submitted on the application for all applicants. All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check.  A strength test will need to be done for this position.