Application Deadline for Summer 2024: May 15, 2024
The TCEQ Clean Rivers Program provides funding to the UCRA for our paid Summer Environmental Internship Program (SEIP), which is a professional opportunity for university students. The internship includes experiences for field experience, water quality monitoring, research design, learning about the habitat in West Texas, water resource management, education & outreach, community engagement and governmental agency operations.
Current enrollment in a four year program at an accredited university in aquatic science or a related field at time of application is required. An environmental concentration is preferred.
For additional information on eligibility an applications, please contact the internship supervisor, Lexi Woods.
"I enjoyed learning how to use new tools and collect samples. Before I began the internship, I knew that water quality samples were being taken by organizations such as the UCRA but didn't fully understand how the samples were taken and analyzed. Being able to not only see how the process works but to also collect the samples myself was very interesting and fun.
I also just like being outdoors and getting the walk around in the water!"
"I learned so much from my time with the UCRA. I feel like I am more confident as an aspiring scientist. I gained knowledge about what the team does and stands for.
I can take what I learned and expand on the concepts I was especially intrigued about, like marcroinvertebrates."