No Water No Life LLC.
NEEDED: Research Intern for No Water No Life, LLC. to study Raritan River Basin (RRB).
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: No Water No Life is an environmental nonprofit organization documenting and publicizing fresh water availability, usage and quality in six case study watersheds in North America and northeastern Africa. (See www.nowater-nolife.org)
JOB DESCRIPTION: The RRB Research Intern will work in collaboration with No Water No Life’s Director and staff to do the following work pertaining to the RRB:
Compile an annotated list of scientists, stewards and stakeholders, including their background, publications, views of critical watershed issues and examples of solutions and management policies.
Create a biodiversity survey and species list, noting those species that are endangered, endemic, invasive, and non-indigenous and that illustrate natural adaptations (or inability to adapt) to changes in water availability and quality.
Compile a history of the management (and/or lack of management) within the watershed.
Create a written report on watershed degradation: threats; environmental consequences, social/economic impacts and stewardship solutions (past, present, future).
Help coordinate a No Water No Life expedition from the Raritan’s headlands to terminus, creating an itinerary of sites and stakeholders to film, video and interview in situ.
Compile a resource/book list on EndNote software.
TIMELINE: To begin as soon as possible. Hours-per-week and duration to be determined.
REQUIRED: Research and writing skills, an ability to communicate with stakeholders by email and phone and an interest in environmental and/or water resource-related issues.
BENEFITS: This is a nonpaying internship that offers the following benefits:
• Exposure to current topics in watershed policy, degradation, and management solutions;
• Flexible hours; and
• Letter of reference for future positions.
HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter with CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.