Virginia Water Resources Research Center

Internships

 

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) internships

This program provides undergraduate and graduate students with career-enhancing field, laboratory, and research experience through participation in USGS activities as interns. The program is available in selected states.

The Water Center facilitates these occasional internship opportunities for students at any Virginia college and university.

Rivanna River Basin Commission student internships

Note: all intern positions are open until filled. This list was updated November 2011.

  • Rivanna Information Clearinghouse
    Locate, review, and draft 1- paragraph summaries (or Executive Summary) of available reports and plans that relate to the Rivanna watershed. Organize the information for use by the general public and RRBC staff. Prepare the documentation for upload to the RRBC web site. Estimated time commitment on this project is 5 hours per week.
  • Water Budget for the Rivanna Watershed
    Establish a water budget for the Rivanna watershed based on all withdrawals (existing and planned). Review all water supply plans submitted to DEQ for Rivanna withdrawals for overlaps and conflicts. Establish "revenue-sheds" for water authorities vs. water supplies. Analysis of above information using GIS. Estimated time commitment is 10 hours per week.
  • Rivanna "Snapshot" Data Analysis
    Provide support to RRBC staff in locating, assessing, and analyzing available data to support development of Rivanna Snapshot. Estimated time commitment is 10-15 hours per week.
  • Stormwater Regulations in the Rivanna Watershed
    Identify and collect all E/S and stormwater-related regulations presently in place for each of the four Rivanna jurisdictions: City of Charlottesville and the counties of Fluvanna, Albemarle, and Greene (include state and local regulations). Identify all existing federal guidance or rule making on stormwater management. Summarize the new stormwater management regulations as per the Virginia General Permit and Virginia Stormwater Regulations for New Development, including revisions and effective date(s). Develop one-pager for each Rivanna locality that shows responsibilities, points of contact, and generally summarizes the information (above) as applicable to each locality, suitable for use on Rivanna River Basin Commission website. Prepare spreadsheet/flow charts to show: 1.) Regulatory and administrative requirements for development (or retrofit) from initial land-clearing to final landscape/building for each locality as per present regulations and 2.) The changes between present regulations and new regulations.
    Estimated time is 25-40 hours.

Service Training for Environmental Progress (STEP)

PLEASE NOTE: THE STEP PROGRAM WAS DISCONTINUED AFTER SUMMER 2007... FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ALAN RAFLO AT (540) 231-5463 OR araflo@vt.edu. (9/10/08)