Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Rutgers Environmental Stewards]

No Water No Life LLC.

Research Intern

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 info@nowater-nolife.org.


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