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College Intern - Water and Forest Sustainability

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Sustainability
  • Tempe

AI generated summary

  • You must have critical thinking, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, interest in water and nature-based solutions, and 6 months experience in related fields.
  • You will assist in developing agreements, policies for water and forest sustainability, manage projects, work with academic institutions, analyze trends, and support internal analysts and other departments.


  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address challenges that SRP faces to achieving our 2035 water conservation and forest health goals
  • Attention to detail and time management
  • Effective and strong interpersonal skills to work with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to communicate to different audiences
  • Strong writing skills
  • Willingness to learn new concepts and skills
  • Interest in water resource management and nature-based solutions
  • Experience:
  • Requires a minimum of 6 months experience in the water resource management, natural resource management, environmental science, forestry, sustainability, economics, data analytics, or related fields.
  • Should have knowledge of Arizona water resources, sustainability or environmental concepts.


  • Assist with developing, drafting, and executing agreements, initiatives, grant or funding applications/ proposals, and policies to support and meet water conservation and forest health goals.
  • Assist with project management tasks, including planning and scheduling.
  • Works closely with academic institutions and third parties to prepare communications documents.
  • Monitor and analyzes trends, regulatory action and other activities affecting water conservation and forest management, sustainability or environmental markets.
  • Interact with and present to a wide variety of professional and public audiences representing SRP interests.
  • Support internal water planning and forest health analysts.
  • Support other departments and outside agencies requiring planning data and/or assistance related to planning for water resources.


What are the main responsibilities of the Water and Forest Sustainability Intern?

The main responsibilities of the Water and Forest Sustainability Intern include assisting with water conservation and forest health projects, developing and executing project or partnership agreements, planning and scheduling tasks, writing business proposals, data entry and analysis, and communicating with internal and external partners and customers.

What are the goals that the Water and Forest Sustainability Intern will help SRP achieve?

The Water and Forest Sustainability Intern will assist SRP in achieving its 2035 Community Water Conservation and Forest Health goals.

What skills and qualifications are required for the Water and Forest Sustainability Intern position?

Candidates for the Water and Forest Sustainability Intern position should have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to work independently and in a team, basic knowledge of water conservation and forest health principles, and proficiency in data entry and analysis.

Will the Water and Forest Sustainability Intern work on any field projects?

The Water and Forest Sustainability Intern may have the opportunity to work on field projects as part of their responsibilities, depending on the needs of the projects and partnerships they are supporting.

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