AHS proudly sponsors a unique intern scholarship program.
This program is administered by the Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson Chapters. We’re now seeking applicants for three awards:
- Flagstaff Chapter (Charles Avery) Intern Scholarship
- Phoenix Chapter (Herman Bouwer) Intern Scholarship
- Tucson Chapter (Leonard Halpenny) Intern Scholarship
About the Internships
Intern scholars will have the unique opportunity to work in multiple hydrological environments. Companies and agencies that have participated in the past include ADEQ, ADWR, Tucson Water, the USGS, Montgomery & Associates, Brown and Caldwell, Clear Creek Associates, the USFS, the Glen Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, the City of Flagstaff, Four Corners Environmental, and the Phelps Dodge Corporation.
During his/her service, the intern will gain experience in water sampling and other types of fieldwork, water-resource management, and data analysis, among other activities that are typical of an entry-level hydrology-related position. These experiences have the potential to help shape career paths; as such, the success of this program will depend largely on the Interns’ own motivation.
- Amount of award: $3,000 stipend
- Commitment: 200 hours of experience within the calendar year
Students from any Arizona university or college who are enrolled in a hydrology-related field are invited to apply.
Because the interns must coordinate with numerous entities, AHS is looking for focused, responsible individuals with good communication skills and disciplined, highly organized work habits. After completing the program, the Interns must submit an article summarizing their experience for publication in the AHS newsletter. They will also be invited to receive the award at a Chapter meeting and at the AHS Annual Symposium.
Information for Interested Employers
Employers who are interested in participating should view the information provided about the chapter-specific programs. The intern must complete his/her service between May 1 and September 1. He / she will work with at least three organizations (at least 40 hours at each) and will have the opportunity to obtain HAZWOPER training. AHS provides a monetary award to the student.
This is an excellent opportunity to try out a potential employee. Participating organizations reserve the right to have the scholarship recipient sign a liability and confidentiality waiver. If you have further questions, contact the Internship Coordinator for your chapter.