Internships & Research Opportunities

Water in the West facilitates student research, internships and other forms of engagement in pertinent projects that link students with potential researchers or organizations to shape course assignments, term projects, theses or independent studies. Water in the West also regularly hires research assistants, engages interns and guides independent study projects. Students interested in internships, summer opportunities, or research projects for credit, as well as organizations interested in working with Stanford students, are encouraged to contact us to learn more.

Organizations that are interested in working with Stanford students on water issues include The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, U.S. EPA, NASA-Ames Research Center, Deschutes River Conservancy and others.



Communications Internships

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is seeking three environmental communications interns to work with its Water in the West, Leopold Leadership, and Food Security and the Environment programs. The Water in the West program focuses on western water issues such as water scarcity, drought, groundwater resources, urban water infrastructure, water quality and water policy. The Leopold Leadership Program focuses on education, training, and environmental leadership, enabling researchers with skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for putting scientific research and knowledge to action on pressing environmental and sustainability challenges. The Center on Food Security and the Environment addresses global issues of hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation by producing scholarly research as well as policy-relevant knowledge and solutions. The scope of each position includes social media support, general communications support, event staffing, and communications tasks. These would be a paid internships, located in Y2E2, at 10 hours per week (hours are flexible). Each position could also be Work-Study eligible if the student has such funds available.

Interested students in one or all of these positions should contact:

Megan Glatzel
Communications Associate & Program Coordinator
Stanford Water in the West



None at this time.