Exciting internship opportunity in freshwater conservation! ~ Bioblogia.net

4 de mayo de 2005

Exciting internship opportunity in freshwater conservation!

The Global Water for Sustainability Program (GLOWS) is currently looking for 2-3 interns to help gather and manage information on freshwater conservation activities and aquatic science worldwide.

GLOWS is a consortium financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that works to increase social, economic, and environmental benefits to people through clean water, healthy aquatic ecosystems and sustainable water resources management. GLOWS partner organizations include Florida International University (FIU), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), World Vision, Lake Net, and Amizade, in addition to numerous local institutions at project locations worldwide. The GLOWS program is based at the Institute for Sustainability Sciences at FIU in Miami, FL.

Interns will be primarily responsible for compiling information and creating a database about water-related projects sponsored by USAID missions and GLOWS partners worldwide. They will also be responsible for conducting regular searches of the scientific literature and will assist in writing GLOWS project reports. Interns will work directly with the GLOWS program director, Dr. Michael McClain, and technical coordinator, Dr. Elizabeth Olivas, and will be based at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Interns will be expected to work at least 20 hours a week.

Interns should have a strong interest in environmental studies, particularly freshwater resource issues, and excellent communication and computer skills. Interns must be fluent in English; some knowledge of another language (especially Spanish) is a plus. The internship is open to anyone who has been awarded or is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or a related field. This is a paid position and an excellent opportunity for anyone who is thinking of pursuing a graduate degree in an environmental field.

For more information on GLOWS, go to http://glows.fiu.edu. To apply for this position, please send your CV, a cover letter, and one letter of reference via email to Elizabeth Olivas (olivase@fiu.edu) by May 15, 2005.

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