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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.

Desired Skills, Experience, and Qualifications for HRWA Internships:

  • 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, and water resource policy coursework highly desired.
  • Work experience in aquatic science, water resource management, and water resource policy.
  • Water quality monitoring knowledge or work experience.
  • 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.



AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers Needs


Want to be the next member of our team? If you have a passion for clean water, aquatic wildlife, and community revitalization, then you're the person we're looking for!  AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers continue to help HRWA with a variety of programs and projects and in particular, with volunteer management, grant-writing, outreach efforts. VISTA volunteers help acquire funding to help ensure program sustainability, develop strategies for effective water resource education that enable local residents to help protect and improve water resources (particularly in low-income areas), and recruit volunteers to engage the community in water quality and conservation activities.

Not familiar with the AmeriCorps VISTA program? Click Here to find out more.

If you're interested in learning more about the next VISTA position that will be available, contact us at 615-790-9767 or info@harpethriver.org