CRWA’s watershed science internship program offers on the job training in a variety of field science and watershed management tasks. Areas of focus may differ depending on intern skills and interest, but may include water sampling, volunteer engagement, invasive plant management, data management and analysis, and environmental advocacy.

Internship Details:

  • All internships are unpaid, but in many cases, interns are able to coordinate with their school programs to receive college credit
  • Internship schedules are flexible within normal business hours
  • The internship program requires a commitment of at least 16 hours per week
  • Interns work directly with CRWA staff and volunteers
  • See below for information on application and intern program timelinePotential Skills Gained:
    • Learn about water quality and environmental issues
    • Professional experience working with a small non-profit organization
    • Volunteer engagement and communications
    • Working with various types of water quality data
    • Watershed mapping and spatial data display
    • Sharing science with the public

    Desired Experience:

    • Willingness to learn and ability to work independently
    • An interest in environmental and water quality issues
    • Preliminary coursework in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or a related field
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
    • Access to a car and a valid driver’s license is helpful


Internship Semester
Application Period
Internship Period
November 1 – 30
January – May
March 1 – 31
May – August
July 1 – 31
August – December