Writing Internship - Summer 2021
Company/Organization: Water Resources Research Center
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
End Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
WRITING INTERNSHIP - SUMMER 2021
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 focus on Indigenous water topics relating to the WRRC’s 2021 Annual Conference, Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment. The virtual conference will be held August 30 – September 1, and the intern will coordinate with conference organization. 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 8-10 weeks between May and August 2020, for a stipend of $3,000.
- Complete an application form available here
- Email the completed form, along with a writing sample and a letter of recommendation, to Michael Seronde.
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 20, 2021.
Please direct any questions to Michael Seronde.