Summer 2022 Arroyo Internship

March 15, 2022

The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a paid summer internship for a student who wants to gain experience with research and writing about environmental and water issues.  The selected intern will contribute to the Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a water issue critical to Arizona. Arroyo is recognized as a 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 next Arroyo will focus on Arizona’s agriculture—its variety, water use, and sustainability—in the context of climate challenges. It will be developed in coordination with work on the WRRC’s 2022 Annual Conference to be held July 12-15 (working title: Arizona’s Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability). Under guidance from WRRC personnel, the intern will produce conference-related pieces, make a record of conference proceedings, and draft the 2023 Arroyo using conference presentations and published and posted materials, which may be augmented with interviews.


The applicant must be an enrolled student at the University of Arizona.

The position requires clear, objective, and effective writing; good time management skills; some familiarity with water resources issues in Arizona; and proficiency with word processing software. Graphic design experience is preferred but not required. Agricultural experience is a plus.

The intern will work approximately 20 hours per week for 9-10 weeks during May through August 2022*, for a stipend of $3,600.

*The intern may work beyond August as a salaried student worker depending on interest, job performance, and the availability of funding.

To Apply:

  • Complete an application form available here

  • Email the completed form, along with a writing sample and a letter of recommendation, to Michael Seronde at   

The writing sample may be on any topic; however, it should not be a technical report. It should avoid jargon and be understandable by general readers. The sample should be no longer than 700 words. Applicants are encouraged to look at previous issues of Arroyo on the WRRC website at

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2022.  

Please direct any questions to Michael Seronde at