Water Resources Internship Opportunity


Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! are in search of undergraduate student interns for our 2015 Water Resources Internship Program.

Interns’ time will be split between research and outreach, all centered around environmental issues and challenges in Iowa.   Summer interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with two exciting Iowa State University education and outreach programs:
  • Help Iowans of all ages better understand environmental and agricultural issues
  • Travel throughout the state of Iowa with the fleet of three Conservation Station trailers
  • Develop strong oral communication skills
  • Contribute to water and soil quality research projects with the Agricultural Water Management group in ISU’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Gain technical skills related to environmental science, soil and water quality through both field and lab work

The paid internship program is based on campus at Iowa State University and will involve travel to research sites and various outreach events around the state.  Internships begins Monday, May 11 and run through Friday, July 31, 2015.

Job Skills and Requirements

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student (open to all majors)
  • Demonstrated interest and/or background in environmental science, natural resources, conservation, soil and water quality, agriculture, and/or education
  • Evidence of strong communication skills
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly
  • Teamwork skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented
  • Time management skills

Visit the 2015 Water Resources Internship Program page for additional details and further information about how to apply.  The application deadline is Friday, February 6.

Ann Staudt

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