The WRRC is now accepting applications for: The 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 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.
This year the topic selected for the 2019 Arroyo is the business of water. It will delve into various aspects of water from a business perspective, such as water transactions and markets, infrastructure financing, the relationship of water to economic development, and business contributions to environmental goals. Familiarity with principles of economics and water resources is desirable but not required.
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 2018, 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.
The 500-to-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. Do not send a sample longer than 1,000 words. 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., Monday, April 16, 2018.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com or call 520-621-5670.
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