Montgomery & Associates Summer Internship


The 2014 Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Internship at the WRRC

The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) 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 2015 Arroyo is closing the gap between water demand and supply in Arizona. It will provide an overall summary of issues involved in filling the gap between water supply and demand, including conservation, reuse, transactions and finding "new water" through various augmentation strategies.

Enrolled students in good standing at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University are eligible. The intern will work 20-25 hours per week during June and July, at a rate of $12.00 to $14.00 per hour depending on experience.

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., Friday, April 18, 2014.  

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Click here to download an application.