Water Resources Internship

RTI International

United States 🇺🇸

Home-Based / Remote

HR Directions seeks a prospect for its client RTI Internationall for the Water Resources Internship within the RTI Center for Water Resources in the Social, Statistical, and Environmental Sciences business unit.

The RTI Center for Water Resources is executing a project to support the NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Dam Safety to assess the overtopping potential of dams in the Cape Fear Basin during large storm events. The project involves hydrologic modeling of nearly 300 selected dams and contributing watersheds throughout the basin.

The RTI Center for Water Resources is executing a project to support the NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Dam Safety to assess the overtopping potential of dams in the Cape Fear Basin during large storm events. The project involves hydrologic modeling of nearly 300 selected dams and contributing watersheds throughout the basin.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with collection and processing of watershed data
  • Set-up and testing of HEC-HMS hydrologic models
  • Assist with compilation of model results for deliverables and project reports

RTI’s Internship Program emphasizes experiential and mentored learning experiences, providing students and recent degree recipients an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a meaningful and practical way. We are committed to developing the future workforce by encouraging interns to explore various career paths in a nonprofit research institute setting that values diversity and inclusion. Through this program, interns will be exposed to RTI’s open and educational culture; support RTI’s mission to improve the human condition; and build upon their career goals.

Additional Information

This paid virtual internship will take place from May 2021 through August 2021. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours, Monday through Friday.

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled graduate student
  • Experience working with natural resources datasets
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience applying water resources models
  • Resume submitted with application

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • GIS experience

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED