Below is a general internship announcement from the CONSERVE Project (eight paid internships on the topic of water in agriculture, available at various locations), followed by a more specific description of the CONSERVE internship in educational media, which will be based in my studio at New Mexico State University. Thanks for distributing!
CONSERVE (COordinating Nontraditional Sustainable watER Use in Variable climatEs) is a Center of Excellence at the nexus of sustainable water reuse, food, and health.  Our leading team of scientists and educators are investigating sources of nontraditional irrigation water that can provide safe, transformative on‐farm solutions for food crops and reduce the nation’s agricultural water challenges that are exacerbated by climate change. With projects located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest, we are looking for undergraduate student interns to assist us in our research and education efforts.

We are currently looking for assistance on projects focusing on:

  • Water quality analysis,
  • On-farm treatment equipment testing,
  • Spatial analysis and mapping,
  • Consumer behavior and economics,
  • Educational media development, and
  • Farmer education and outreach.
Find out more about our opportunities and student eligibility by going to
The 8-week internship will start on June 18, 2018, ending on August 10, 2018. Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000. Students are responsible for their own lodging. We will be accepting applications until February 23, 2018.


Las Cruces, NM // Supervisor: Jeanne Gleason

Position Description: The intern will be involved with communications, product testing and placement and data analytics. As part of an integrated team of professionals, the intern will be included in the process of promoting, user-testing and doing quality assurance on several multimedia educational outreach products, including YouTube videos and an interactive web module. Learning about social media marketing of educational outreach products could also be part of this internship, if desired. The intern would be actively supervised and supported by editorial and development staff. Skills needed: writing, meticulous data organization, and teamwork. Some scientific or science communications background would be helpful.

About the Lab: Work environment is a studio of educational media developers working on a variety of projects in agricultural, consumer, and environmental sciences education. The team includes research professors, students, and professional artists, designers, programmers, videographers, and writers.