DELAWARE WATER RESOURCES CENTER (DWRC) UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS IN WATER RESOURCES provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate students and faculty to become directly involved in research and education programs that address water resource related issues of critical importance to Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region. (Please note that these internships are limited to students enrolled in a university or college in Delaware.)
** Undergraduate Internships 2000-2009 spotlight brochure (1,963 KB pdf) **
2013-14 $3500 DWRC Undergraduate Internship Program - This program is now closed for 2013-14.
2013-14 Internship Flyer- Spring 2013 program is similar to Spring 2012 program - amount is $3500 and deadline is 3/22/2013 - (2 pages, pdf)
2013-14 Application Form deadline 3/22/2013 (2 pages, Word)
(Please save and rename the Word file found at the link above by adding your last name to the file title before submitting the application by email. Further instructions are included on the application form.)
2013-14 Internship Small Poster (1 page, pdf)
(Faculty and Staff: Please feel free to print and display this mini-poster.)
Projects Proposed by Faculty - (Click here to learn about project ideas)
(Best bet: Students, contact potential advisors directly to develop a project idea.)
Check back as these projects will be updated as new project ideas are received by the DWRC.
DELAWARE WATER RESOURCES CENTER (DWRC) UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS IN WATER RESOURCES provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate students and faculty to become directly involved in research and education projects addressing water resource related issues of critical importance to Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Eligibility: For the spring 2013 application period, all undergraduate students enrolled at any institution of higher learning in the state of Delaware may apply, except for those graduating at the end of the spring 2013 semester. All students must have the active support of a faculty advisor and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Program Details and Deadlines: The DWRC will pay up to $3500 per undergraduate intern, paid as hours worked at $10 per hour up to a maximum of 350 hours. Internship projects must be completed by February 28, 2014, with the final report submitted in April, 2014. Interns are also required to participate in a poster session at an undergraduate research conference in April, 2014. Contact faculty, reach an agreement to work together, and identify your topic to investigate. Faculty may not advise more than two interns concurrently and must provide matching funds consistent with DWRC guidelines, usually by committing a percentage of their time to the intern's project. The application deadline for DWRC internships is March 22, 2013. The application form must be accompanied by a copy of student's current unofficial transcript, current resume mentioning any special skills or experiences such as prior internships, research or education projects and laboratory or technical experiences, and a brief description (1-2 pages) of the research or education project proposed for this internship. The student's and faculty internship advisor's signatures are also required.
Types of Internships, subject to availability of funds or specific project:
All DWRC interns conduct a project consistent with the DWRC’s research and educational interests (listed below) with the support of a faculty advisor from one of our co-sponsor organizations:
UD Water Resources Agency offers a co-sponsored internship focusing on water resource policy.
UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Various DWRC internships are available for projects in the departments of Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology and Applied Ecology, Applied Economics and Statistics, or Plant and Soil Sciences.
UD College of Arts and Sciences: Students can conduct internship projects in chemistry, political science, or other subjects closely related to water resources.
UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment: Students can conduct internships in areas such as Marine Biology and Biochemistry, Marine Policy, Oceanography, or Physical Ocean Science and Engineering.
UD College of Engineering: Students can develop an internship project in areas such as Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
Delaware Geological Survey offers a co-sponsored internship specifically focusing on hydrogeology. Students can develop an internship project with researchers working on topics such as ground water supply and water quality.
Delaware State University faculty support internships in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, aquaculture, and aquatic ecology.
DNREC (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control) offers a co-sponsored internship in soil and water conservation.
Water resources research and education topics of interest to the DWRC include:
- Water pollutants – their sources, fate, cycling, and transport
- Water supply, demand, and conservation
- Groundwater identification and protection
- Nutrient management and water quality
- Management and control of storm water runoff
- Treatment and re-use of wastewaters
- Protection and restoration of wetlands
- Pathogens, public health, and water quality
- Water resources topics in marine studies
- Water resources policy issues
Interested in a water-related topic not listed here? Questions? Contact Maria Pautler, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-0847.