Friday, March 8, 2013
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 2013 Arroyo is the value of water. It will look into prices of water, “virtual water” and non-monetary values, including the value of water in the environment.
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 $10.00 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.
Complete the application form at the bottom of this page and send the completed form, along with a writing sample and a letter of recommendation, to Susanna Eden at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 http://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/arroyo.
The letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member familiar with applicant’s writing.
Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 19.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com .