The WRRC is now accepting applications for our Summer Writing Internship
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 internship is being supported by the Agri-business and Water Council of Arizona and BKW Farms, and the topic selected for the 2018 Arroyo is Arizona’s irrigated agriculture. It will look at the many issues of associate with agricultural water use, water rights, efficiency and conservation, and participation in solving water supply challenges.
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 2017, 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.
Complete an application form available at our website: wrrc.arizona.edu/2017-summer-writing-internship and send the completed form, along with a writing sample and a letter of recommendation, to Susanna Eden at email@example.com .
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 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 17, 2017.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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