Freshwater Opportunities Bulletin
The Freshwater Opportunities Bulletin is published the first Wednesday of each month except July. It provides information about water-related conferences, collaborative courses and field experiences, undergraduate research positions and internships, and other opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at the Universities of Wisconsin. Please share information on your campus.
Great Lakes Freshwater Symposium: Groundwater Policy Developments
Join us for the next Great Lakes Freshwater Symposium on Feb. 13 at noon! Our topic is Groundwater Policy Developments, and panelists from Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan will discuss the challenges and research needs in their states. Open to students, faculty, staff, partners and community members. Please share widely.
Undergraduate Research/Internship/Job Opportunities
Deadline Feb. 15: Freshwater@UW Summer Scholars
The Freshwater@UW Summer Research Opportunities Program is accepting applications for 2024. Housing, food and stipend provided. Projects will take place May 28-Aug. 3 at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-La Crosse, UW-Green Bay, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Oshkosh.
2024 Summer Student Research and Internship Opportunities
UW Oshkosh is hiring undergraduates from any UW school for summer research assistant and internship positions with the EPA, Wisconsin Coastal Management, NOAA, Vilas County Environmental Health Program and Vilas County Health Department. Includes salary, travel reimbursement and housing. May also qualify for internship credits. Positions will be filled by mid-February.
Clean Boats, Clean Waters Summer Internships
The UW Oshkosh ERIC lab is hiring students from any UW school for the Clean Boats Clean Waters Program in Vilas County. Interns inspect watercraft for aquatic invasive species and provide information to boaters about prevention. Includes salary, travel reimbursement and housing. Positions will be filled by March 1.
Project Coordinator Position at Sweet Water
Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust in Milwaukee is hiring a full-time project coordinator to manage events such as their annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference and quarterly meetings with municipal and county partners. Great for a recent grad!
Enrollment is open for numerous Freshwater Collaborative summer courses. These courses are open to students enrolled at any UW university and offer students immersive field and lab work to prepare them for the workforce.
Please hang this downloadable flyer on your campuses and submit to student newsletters. Downloadable Flyer
Details on the courses below are available on our website.
Deadline Extended to Feb. 23: Freshwater Science Field Studies in Western Wisconsin
May 20 – May 31
Students learn field and laboratory skills used to assess freshwater science investigations in geology, biology, geography, and agriculture. Taught by instructors from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and UW-Oshkosh. Must apply.
Deadline Feb. 10: Summer Field Research in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
May 27 – July 15
Applications are being accepted for freshwater research in Mexico, offered through the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. Enrollment is limited to seven.
Deadline March 31: Human Interactions with Lake Michigan Coastal Ecosystems
May 28 – June 22
Students in this 3-credit course learn basic sampling techniques and technologies to study how Great Lakes ecosystems have been impacted by climate change, wastewater runoff, agricultural runoff and coastal erosion. Taught by faculty from UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay and UW-Parkside. Lodging and meals provided. Spaces limited. Must apply.
Special Topics in Freshwater Science Laboratory and Field Techniques
May 28 – June 14
This two-credit transformative summer course with faculty from UW-River Falls and UW-Madison focuses on laboratory and field techniques for freshwater-related work. Gain practical knowledge of field measurements of water-related processes such as water quality, soil properties, greenhouse gas emissions, and laboratory practices. Lodging and accommodations provided. Must apply by contacting Dr. Bahareh Hassanpour, Dr. Susanne Wiesner or Dr. Grace Bulltail.
Deadline March 31: Water Pollution Field Lab and Methods
May 28 – June 24
This collaborative course introduces students to laboratory and field methods used to assess the environmental and health effects of water pollution. Taught by faculty from UW-Milwaukee, UW-La Crosse and UW-Whitewater. In-person course work will take place at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences June 3-14.
Field Sampling and Analysis, Door County and Land O' Lakes
June 10 – June 21
This is a 3-credit field and lab experience for students interested in practical and hands-on environmental sampling, experiments and analysis. The course takes place on the Lowenwood campus in Land O’ Lakes and at the UW Oshkosh laboratory at Crossroads at Big Creek in Door County.
Upcoming Water Conferences for Faculty and Students
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