International Rivers

Duration: Summer 2015
Positions: Summer Policy Program Intern
Berkeley, CA
Housing will not be  provided student is responsible for finding their own housing.

For more information: International Rivers

Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Research and Writing
  • Data entry (FileMaker, Web CMS)
  • Event tabling
  • Posting river and dam information (e.g., Wikipedia)
  • Filing and organizing
  • Cartography
  • Graphic Design 
  • Translations

We offer periodic internships in many of our campaign areas:


  • Africa
  • China
  • Mesoamerica
  • South America
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia


  • Affected Peoples & Reparations
  • Dam Decommissioning & River Restoration
  • Dams & Climate Change
  • International Day of Action for Rivers
  • International Finance & Policy
  • Water & Energy Alternatives

Funding: $3000, Available through the Miller Worley Center dispensed through the MHC UAF System.

How to Apply: Students must apply to this position through LyonNet by February 19th. Students must provide a resume, cover letter, and 3-page writing sample. These can be uploaded to LyonNet.

(Letters of Recommendation should be send directly to Danielle Van Over )

 About the Organization:

International Rivers seeks a world in which rivers and the ecosystems they support are valued, and the importance of the links between healthy environments and healthy societies is understood. We envision a world where development projects neither degrade nature nor impoverish people, and where all people have a voice in decisions affecting their lives and livelihoods.

International Rivers’ mission is to protect rivers and defend the rights of communities that depend on them.
We oppose destructive dams and the development model they advance, and encourage better ways of meeting people’s needs for water and energy and protection from damaging floods. To achieve this mission, International Rivers collaborates with a global network of local communities, social movements, non–governmental organizations and other partners. Through research, education and advocacy, we work to halt destructive river infrastructure projects, address the legacies of existing projects, improve development policies and practices, and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.