Summer Internship Opportunity: Communications and Development

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Summer 2020

Stroud™ Water Research Center is looking for a motivated individual who would like to gain experience in the fields of communications, marketing, and non-profit fundraising. Join the dynamic Development team to help the Stroud Center promote our efforts of freshwater research, education, and watershed restoration.

Build your résumé while learning about marketing, fundraising, and event planning in a great environment. Enjoy a flexible schedule working approximately 15 hours a week at a world-renowned organization while gaining invaluable experience. While this is an unpaid position, we can work with you to fulfill college credits or your community service requirements.


Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Creating marketing materials
  • Social media marketing of events
  • Traditional media marketing of events
  • Assisting with press coverage of events
  • Creating content for our UpStream Newsletter
  • Drafting press releases for major events and happenings around the Stroud Center
  • Assisting with all aspects of event planning including logistics, volunteers, and décor
  • Assist with the curation of social media posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram platforms


Send your résumé to or call 610-268-2153, ext. 288, with questions.

About Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Water Research Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water through global research, education, and watershed restoration and to help businesses, landowners, policymakers, and individuals make informed decisions that affect water quality and availability around the world. Since its creation in 1967, teams of scientists have conducted pioneering research on streams and rivers locally, regionally, and throughout the world. Today, the Stroud Center’s research team blends its talents in chemistry, microbiology, aquatic entomology (insects and other invertebrates), ichthyology (fish), hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and ecosystem modeling in collaborative studies of the physical, chemical, and biological processes of streams and rivers. The Stroud Center’s education staff helps to interpret our research findings and builds education programs about freshwater ecology, management, and stewardship for a wide audience. The Stroud Center’s Watershed Restoration Group develops and implements watershed restoration programs that connect landowners, stakeholders, and the general public with best management practices for conserving, restoring, and protecting watersheds. While we work in watersheds all over the world, most of our ideas are generated and pilot tested at the Stroud Center’s main campus in the White Clay Creek experimental watershed where the Stroud Center has a 50-year research and monitoring record within a unique facility that includes indoor “wet” labs and streamside flumes fed by flowing water pumped in from the creek on our property. In 2012, the Stroud Center expanded its campus to 50 acres and constructed a LEED Platinum-certified building for education and public outreach, the Moorhead Environmental Complex.

Stroud Water Research Center is an independent, non-advocacy 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.