ICWP Water Policy Internships — Now accepting applications for Spring 2023

ICWP is offering up to three internship positions to assist in accomplishing our mission for Spring 2023.

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 Doubletree Hotel Crystal City in Washington DC on April 4-5, 2023. 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.

2023 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 2023. Selected projects may include a combination of these topics or others not listed, should a candidate submit a worthy proposal.

  • 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 activities.
  • Climate Change and Water Resources Management—The intern may build on previous ICWP work to review and summarize the planned activities in each of the federal Climate Action Plans developed under Executive Order 14008 by keeping up to date on forthcoming tools and resources under these plans as well as developing recommendations on how ICWP and our membership can utilize these resources moving forward.
  • ICWP’s Congressional Directory—The intern may update ICWP’s Congressional Directory and create member profiles to showcase committee assignments and members serving on authorizing and funding committees of water related agencies/topics for the minority and majority in the Senate and House of Representatives.
  • ICWP Streamgaging—The intern may support ICWP’s streamgaging advocacy by performing a gap analysis of the USGS Streamgaging Program’s structure and performance and providing recommendations to assist with our annual stakeholder support letter
  • 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.
  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act—The intern may develop a report on implementation status as the acts relate to national and interstate water policy.

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 April 4-5, 2023. 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 20, 2023.