The Water Management Research Intern will assist the Center for Transboundary Water Management in its work at the intersection of science and policy on shared waters between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and/or Jordan.
The intern will be responsible for:
-Regional water policy for the Jordan River and Dead Sea basin
-Cross-border stream restoration
-Cross-border wastewater management and reuse
-Appropriate water technologies for off-grid rural and urban communities
-Regional water economics and modeling
-Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, environmental policy, or environmental engineering required
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for field work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Excellent written and oral English a must, command of either Hebrew or Arabic is an advantage
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours.
-Ability to work independently,
The Center for Transboundary Water Management, directed by Dr. Clive Lipchin, provides a platform for regional water professionals and policy makers to cooperate in water conservation, desalination, wastewater treatment and education. The Center facilitates direct communication among regional water professionals in the three lower riparian states of the Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin (Israel, Palestine and Jordan). The open dialogue that is made possible by the center enables the flow of data and, most importantly, establishes long-lasting relationships built on trust and integrity between those who are responsible for the sustainable management of the region’s fragile water resources.
*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.