The 2016 Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Internship at the WRRC |

The 2016 Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Internship at the WRRC


The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues.  The internship is supported by Montgomery & Associates, an Arizona-based consulting firm specializing in hydrology and water resource issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as source of objective, accurate and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals as well as the interested public.

The topic selected for the 2016 Arroyo is water banking, recharge and recovery. It will look at the complex issue of underground water storage in the context of Arizona’s groundwater management and planning.

Enrolled students in good standing at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University are eligible. The intern will work approximately 20 hours per week for 10 weeks between May and August 2016, for a stipend of $3,000.

The intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson.  The successful applicant will be responsible for his/her own accommodations. 

To Apply: Click here to complete an application form, and send the completed form, along with a writing sample and a letter of recommendation, to Susanna Eden at

The 500-1,000 word writing sample may be on any topic; however, it should not be a technical report. The writing sample should avoid jargon and be understandable by general readers. Applicants are encouraged to look at previous issues of Arroyo on the WRRC website at

The letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member familiar with applicant’s writing.  

Deadline: Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016.   

Questions? Please direct any questions to

Click here to download an application.