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AmeriCorps VISTA Community Outreach:

Join our team as our new AmeriCorps VISTA!   We have delayed the start of this position until the Fall of 2019.  We will post a new deadline shortly.  Follow this link for more information.


We are thrilled with the interest in our summer internships.  We are now full for the summer of 2019.  

If you are a college or graduate level student who is looking for an internship course credit during the school year or summer, please contact us.  We are interested in students in the sciences, communications, law, environmental education, engineering and others.  

We recruit interns every summer to assist us with many different aspects of our work. Interns help with conservation education programs, restoration projects, policy and advocacy issues, volunteer coordination, water quality monitoring, data entry, office tasks, research, and other programs and projects. Interns are typically college students or college graduates with academic and/or work experience in aquatic science and water resource management. If you are interested in our internship program, send a cover letter and resume to us at info@harpethriver.org.

We are interested in college level interns and post-graduate level such as law school, business school, and masters programs.  

Desired Skills, Experience, and Qualifications for HC Internships:  

The list below is broad to encourage interest across many disciplines.  

  • A passion for clean water, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and aquatic life.
  • Coursework in environmental science, biology, sustainability, or other relevant courses.
  • Aquatic science, water resource management, environmental studies, or related coursework desired.
  • Work experience in aquatic science, water resource management, and water resource policy if applicable.
  • Water quality monitoring knowledge or work experience if applicable.
  • Experience in communication, use of SM platforms, and/or outreach in the community if applicable.
  • Experience with education, either adult or youth.
  • GIS and GPS training and/or experience.
  • Outgoing personality and willing to enthusiastically represent HRWA at public outreach events.
  • Team player who can work collaboratively with staff, interns, and external partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, eager to learn, and attention to detail.
  • Willing to work long hours in the outdoors, sometimes during difficult environmental conditions.
  • Willing to perform, at times tedious tasks in the office.
  • Physically fit and good swimmer.
  • Paddling experience in canoe and kayak.
  • Must be reliable and responsible with proven ability to work autonomously.
  • Social media savvy and web site design experience.
  • Drivers license and vehicle for travel throughout the watershed.