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.



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 Water Communications & Knowledge Center Manager

Are you passionate about environmental solutions? Join the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment's communications team and help connect Stanford's environment and sustainability research to those who can use it. 

The Institute seeks an experienced communications professional to produce content and report findings related to freshwater, ocean and public health research produced by its centers and programs.  The position will work with Stanford’s Program on Water, Health & Development (WHD), half time with remaining time split between the Program on Water in the West (WitW) and the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS). These centers and programs are working to bridge academic research with practical solutions for the challenges we face with water, public health and oceans. Responsibilities include raising the profile of Stanford’s water, public health and oceans research and scholars, implementing strategic communications plans to link research to action, producing editorial content and newsletters, producing and posting content for social media and websites, and serving as a knowledge manager on key grants where data must be reported back to funders.

To learn more and apply, view the full job description here.

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