A postgraduate internship project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water in Washington, DC. The internship will be served Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW).
The participant will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through analysis and research with the Gulf Hypoxia Team, the Hypoxia Task Force and SERA-46 (a committee of research and extension specialists at land grant universities) in the Watershed Restoration, Assessment and Protection Division. The research and analysis experience will focus on quantifying nutrient pollution and hypoxia reduction efforts in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico (nutrient reduction quantification, social indicators, agricultural community partnerships).
The participant may enhance his/her educational background by being involved in and exploring:
- Agricultural science, monitoring and modeling efforts that can help strengthen efforts to reduce nutrients in the Mississippi River Basin.
- Environmental and policy issues related to reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River Basin.
- The translation of complex information to decision-makers and using technical information and analysis to inform policy.
- Developing and using quantification tools and other indicators of progress.
- Developing and forming partnerships with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders working toward similar goals.