2015 Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship

Applicants: Undergraduate and graduate students in a hydrology-related field of study from an Arizona college or university. Qualified undergraduates will be given first preference in the selection process.

Award: $3,000 stipend for 200 hours of experience within the 2015 calendar year with multiple agencies and private consulting companies in Tucson.

The Tucson Chapter is now seeking applicants for the 2015 Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship.  The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work part-time throughout 2015 as an intern scholar at multiple hydrological work environments in Tucson.  Previous participating companies have included Tucson Water, the USGS, Montgomery & Associates, Brown and Caldwell, HydroGeoChem, the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Metro Water, the Nature Conservancy, Pima County Flood Control District, Clear Creek Associates, Hargis+Associates, and Geo Systems Analysis.

This year, participating companies include Tucson Water, the USGS, Montgomery & Associates, and Clear Creek Associates.

The intern scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of hydrology, geology, civil, environmental and geologic engineering, renewable natural resources, wastewater management, soil and water science, and other hydrology-related studies.  Students from any Arizona college or university may apply to participate in the program.  Award winners must complete their internship in Tucson.  The scope of work may include water sampling, regulatory aspects of recharge and water-resource management, fieldwork, retrospective analysis of existing data, and other types of activities that might be encountered in an entry-level hydrology-related position.

Important Dates & Info

  • The application materials are due by 5:00 PM, April 10.  Applications that have not been received in full by the due date will be disqualified, without exception.
  • Candidates must be available for an interview the week of April 20.  The scholarship committee will announce an intern by April 27.
  • The selected candidate will be required to complete 200 hours of service with at least four organizations.  The student will serve a minimum of 40 hours with each organization and additional hours will be served at the students’ and organization’s discretion.
  • Scheduling will be flexible and will be negotiated by the student and participating organizations.  Service must be completed by December 31.
  • Candidates must be willing to sign liability and confidentiality waivers for participating organizations prior to commencement of their intern scholarship.
  • The intern will be required to keep and submit a record of hours completed, and to submit an article summarizing his or her own experience that will be published in the AHS newsletter.
  • The candidate will be invited to attend the 2015 AHS Annual Symposium to formally receive the award.  In the event that the intern cannot attend the Symposium, they will be invited to receive the award at a monthly meeting of the AHS Tucson chapter.
  • Prior AHS intern sScholarship winners and students not currently enrolled in an Arizona college or university are ineligible for this award.

The application consists of a one-page application form, a one-page essay, transcripts (unofficial), and two letters of recommendation (at least one from an instructor, the second can be from an employer).

Contact: Damian Gosch, AHS Tucson chapter president, with any questions.

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