ICWP Spring 2024 Water Policy Internships



The Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP) has immediate openings for up to three interns to assist in accomplishing its mission for Spring 2024.


There are numerous benefits including the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of current national water policy issues and the opportunity to meet leaders in national water policy through ICWP- sponsored events and committees.

Interns will receive a $1,000 stipend and complimentary registration to the ICWP Washington DC Roundtable to be held at The Reservoir Center for Water Solutions in Washington DC on March 13-14, 2024. They also have numerous opportunities to network with water managers from across the nation throughout the duration of their internships and are invited to participate in ICWP committee meetings (Legislation and Policy, Water Data and Science, Water Planning, and Interstate Water Management) and virtual events.

2024 Project Topics:

Interns will work with a supervisor to select one or more projects based on interests and skills. The list below reflects ICWP’s project priorities for 2024. Selected projects may include a combination of these topics or others not listed, should a candidate submit a worthy proposal.

  • Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration – The intern may conduct a membership survey to document jurisdictional efforts to monitor these parameters.
  • Federal Remote Sensing Activities—The intern may document federal remote sensing programs related to changing conditions in terms of regional/state perspective on water resource management. Agencies may include the Department of Energy, NASA, and NOAA among others.
  • Nonprofit Graphic Design, Communications & Marketing— To assist ICWP with our membership growth goals, the intern may work to conduct research on nonprofit enterprise management and marketing software tools, as well as produce high quality, professional marketing and communication materials relating to ICWP’s mission and
  • ICWP Streamgaging—The intern may support ICWP’s streamgaging advocacy including providing recommendations to assist with our annual stakeholder support letter and identifying advocacy strategies for legacy Streamgage stations.
  • Planning Assistance to States (PAS)—The intern may develop a comprehensive directory of US Army Corps of Engineers PAS contacts for each state/region across the nation, and other activities as identified by ICWP committees.
  • Committee Event Planning – The intern may participate in ICWP committee meetings and assist committee chairs in developing a database of contacts for future speakers and topics to support committee visions.

Additional details:

Interns will work from the convenience of their own office using their own computer. Interns are expected to participate in weekly calls with their supervisor. These are part-time, temporary positions with self-directed working hours for the duration of six months (or less). The culmination of the internships will be a presentation at the Washington DC Roundtable (either in person or virtually) which is scheduled for March 13-14, 2024. Internships may be extended based on availability and interest.

Preferred education: Seniors or Graduate students in natural resources, planning, or water policy related field.

ICWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of any non-job related factor. Visit www.icwp.org to learn more about ICWP.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and indication of your internship project interests to ICWP Executive Director Beth Callaway (beth@icwp.org) by 5:00 PM Eastern on January 12, 2024.