WRITING INTERNSHIP - SUMMER 2020
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a paid summer internship for a student who wants to gain 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 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 reflect the theme of the WRRC’s 2020 Annual Conference, “Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years.” It will cover the past, present and future of Arizona’s groundwater management and address issues of sustainability and the role of government in water management. Under guidance from WRRC personnel, the intern will produce a draft Arroyo, using published and posted materials, which may be augmented with interviews and other resources.
The applicant must be an enrolled student at the University of Arizona.
The position requires excellent writing skills, specifically, the ability to write clearly, objectively, and effectively; 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.
The intern will work approximately 20 hours per week for 8 weeks between May and August 2020, for a stipend of $3,000. The intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson.
Complete an application form available here
Email the completed form, along with a writing sample and a letter of recommendation, to Susanna Eden at email@example.com.
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 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., Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-621-5670.
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