Each Riverkeeper internship provides the individual with a strong field experience in which he or she is assigned responsibilities vital to the function of our work. All interns are considered an important and equal part of the team. We seek a group of 6-8 interns during the summer and smaller groups throughout the year to help our policy, litigation, development, and communications teams progress with their work.
Recruitment for summer 2013 internships is underway. Please read the below descriptions and send application materials to the appropriate person listed. Thank you for your interest in working with Riverkeeper!
The Water Quality Program is seeking an intern to research decentralized wastewater treatment system technologies and management approaches. The project will culminate in a written report, including a comparative evaluation of feasibility of various approaches in Hudson Valley communities. Candidates should be enrolled in a graduate program or possess a graduate degree in wastewater management, public policy, or a closely related field of environmental science.
This is an unpaid internship.
For information or questions, contact Jen Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bard CEP is partnering with Riverkeeper to offer a unique scholarship and career development opportunity to one incoming student each year.
Under this program, the Riverkeeper Scholar (RS) will receive a scholarship equal to 30% of tuition for two years of full-time enrollment. The scholarship may be awarded with additional Bard support, such as fellowships, work-study, and loans. The RS will have the opportunity to work with a designated Riverkeeper mentor, who will meet with the student at least twice a year to discuss career interests and development. The RS will receive priority among Bard graduate students for potential internships and capstone projects / theses completed in conjunction with Riverkeeper. The RS is selected at the time of admission each year.
Students interested in applying for this position should include a cover letter along with their application for admission stating their interest and/or experience with any of the following: advocacy, water policy, water ecology, or the Hudson River / Hudson River watershed.