CONSERVE Summer Intern Program

The goals of the CONSERVE Undergraduate Summer Intern Program (SIP) are to:

  • Train the next generation of leaders engaged in sustainable water reuse;
  • Help undergraduate students develop skills in systems-based thinking; and
  • Provide undergraduate students with research training and career development, and to enhance their potential to go on to graduate studies. 

We seek students who are interested in pursuing higher degrees in the fields of agricultural and natural sciences, water utilization and conservation, public health, economics, policy and law, and environmental education and communications. Students from under represented minority groups and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or have a disability, are encouraged to apply. Students selected for a CONSERVE internship will receive a stipend of $5000. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, starting on June 18 and ending on August 10, 2018. Additional funds for expenses (e.g., travel, lodging, per diem) are not provided.

Eligibility Criteria

Interested candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in 4-year college or university;
  • Be a rising sophomore or junior (rising seniors may also apply, but preference will be given to rising sophomores and juniors);
  • Have a 3.0 or better GPA.

International students are eligible to apply.

Process and Timeline

  • The application period for the Summer Intern Program 2017 is now closed.
  • Please check back in November 2017 to apply for the 2018 Summer Intern Program.

If you have any questions about this internship program please email Daphne Pee (dpee@umd.edu).