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University of Pennsylvania

ABCS Program Assistant 

Philadelphia, PA

Life of Water: Community Resilience Through Science and Arts Immersion is a new science and community engagement initiative of Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Biology, and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. This initiative provides a structure and forum for Penn undergraduates and high school students from West Philadelphia to collaborate in the design of hands on community science activities focused on the ecology of Cobbs Creek, from molecules and microbes to plants and people.

Program assistants will work closely with the faculty director, Dr. Byron Sherwood.

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New Venture Fund

Global Water 2020 Internship 

Washington, DC

Global Water 2020 is seeking a full-time intern (preferably 2nd year Master’s student or recent graduate) to assist with a wide range of project that support our advocacy, communication, facilitation and research efforts, including those related to the UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action for WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in healthcare facilities, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), cholera and hydrodiplomacy.

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Pathways Internship Program 

Philadelphia, PA

The Internsip Program is for current students. If you’re a current student in high school, college, trade school or other qualifying educational institution, you may be eligible. This program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal career while completing your education. 

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Spring Point Partners

Water Sustainability Program 

Program Officer-Philadelphia, PA

Spring Point Partners ( is seeking an experienced professional to work with its Water Sustainability Program Director to develop and manage a portfolio of grants and
consultant relationships for Spring Point’s water sustainability program.

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Virginia Tech-College of Engineering

Tenure Track Faculty Position-Water Resources Engineering

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of urban water resources and hydrologic sciences effective August 2020. As global urban populations continue to increase there is a need to improve our understanding of urban water cycles with the goal to enhance the sustainability and resilience of urban systems. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, but exceptional candidates will be given consideration at the Full Professor rank. A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely aligned field is required. Evidence of scholarship, research, and a record of external funding is required for consideration of appointment at the Associate or Full Professor levels.

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Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Project Engineer/Geologist/Scientist (Associate Level)

ERM is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented Project Engineer, Geologist, or Scientist to join our growing team in Ewing, New Jersey. Working under the direction of project managers and partners, the successful candidate will work on interesting site investigation and remediation projects throughout New Jersey and other US locations. You may also have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, covering the full spectrum of ERM’s services.

This is a great opportunity to work with ERM’s technical experts to implement the latest investigation and remediation technologies as well as more sustainable approaches, while building the required experience to obtain your professional registration.

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New Jersey Future

Communications and Development Assistant

● Creating and updating web content, including copy and graphics, for various sites.
● Designing new or utilizing established email templates to be used in email service platforms.
● Basic formatting of reports, flyers, and PowerPoint presentations, and preparing correspondence.
● Assisting with social media campaigns and day-to-day activities including development of content, including images, and scheduling of posts.
● Research support in the area of communications, marketing and fundraising as needed.
● Assisting with outreach and follow-up with event sponsors and funders.
● Event support assisting with printed materials including program books, updating documents, coordinating speakers, exhibitors and vendors, on-site event set-up, etc.
● Assist with media relations including maintaining an accurate and current media contact list and distribute press notices as required.
● Creating and maintaining accurate and current databases and email lists using assorted software platforms.
● Scheduling and supporting meetings and events including inviting attendees, securing meeting locations, preparing meeting materials, note-taking and providing on-site support as needed. Page 1 of 2
● Assist with administrative functions including travel arrangements, file organizations and other tasks.
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New Jersey Future

Policy and Resource Center Coordinator

● Create a web-based stormwater utility resource center by researching and producing resource materials and creating the website.
● Support the policy manager in providing technical expertise and training to partners to engage local decision-makers and help move them through the process.
● Facilitate peer exchange between jurisdictions in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey that have successfully implemented stormwater utilities, as well as with target towns in New Jersey that have not.
● Support other organizational communications work as needed.
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The Watershed Institute

Watershed Outreach Specialist

Responsibilities include:

• Provide administrative and policy support to the New Jersey Council of Watershed Associations, a collaboration of more than 20 local watershed organizations in the state.

• Provide one-on-one technical assistance relating to various environmental and local governance issues.

• Organize and execute an annual workshop series designed to cultivate effective, inclusive and representative civic leadership on watershed-related issues.

• Manage a small grant program that supports watershed associations and conservation organizations in New Jersey.

• Help manage The Watershed Institute’s web resources, social media, and other outreach tools.

• Coordinate the annual NJ Watershed Conference.

• Assist with efforts of the Policy Department to advocate for clean water protections and other organizational priorities, initiatives, and events as needed.

• Work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the watershed community by elevating and supporting a diverse contingent of emerging civic leaders.

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The Watershed Institute

Delaware River Advocate

Location:The Delaware River Advocate will be based at the Watershed Center at 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534 and spend time within 10 New Jersey municipalities in the central Delaware River Watershed between Lambertville and Trenton.
Position Summary: The Delaware River Advocate will help The Watershed Institute teach area residents about the Delaware River, threats to its environmental health, and programs that can help protect and restore the river. This multi-disciplinary position will work in The Watershed Institute’s Policy Department under the direction of the organization’s Policy Director and will also work closely with the organization’s education and science teams to promote related programs in the Delaware River Watershed. Previous experience or education in environmental policy and/or science is required, and experience or willingness to learn how to paddle a canoe is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, great attention to detail, and the ability to engage diverse stakeholders in a professional and warm manner are essential to success in this position.
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Fellows Job Listings


Every year, the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River hosts a 12-week Fellowship at each of the 23 Centers in the Alliance. Click on the links on the left to learn more about each Alliance Center, and the link on the right for Centers’ Fellows positions and application process. To learn more about previous cohorts of Fellows,click here; to see where each Center is located within the Watershed, click here. Feel free to share these links with someone you may know who would be eligible for the opportunity! More Information

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