MIT WATER COMMUNITY

 

The MIT Water Club is committed to supporting and promoting water-related initiatives, research, and job opportunities from our community. Please contact us if you would like us to feature an event, opportunity or other work in our website or newsletter.

 
 

OPPORTUNITIES


INITIATIVES & EVENTS


MIT Solve

MIT Solve is now accepting applications for paid Spring Interns - the application deadline is November 5. Please share the below information with your student organizations and networks!

Click here for more information and to apply

An internship with Solve is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to work in an exciting professional setting. Solve is a new initiative out of MIT President L. Rafael Reif’s office, and interns will get a front row seat to a start-up office culture within MIT. Solve interns will collaborate with Solve teams to create materials, develop content, and execute strategic outreach to a variety of audiences, including partners, members, finalists, students, and the general public. Interns have the opportunity to learn about the logistical aspects of the event production and programming, and will be responsible for data cleaning/ management, volunteer coordination, research, social media, outreach, scheduling, speaker coordination, note-taking, and/or editing. 


The Horizons Fellowship 

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! 

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more!

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. 

Interested students can start an application here! 


"Let's Talk About Water" Challenge: Grant Applications

Let’s Talk About Water brings attention to water and environmental issues by using film as a catalyst for discussion between science experts and the public.  Films can be powerful education tools for the sciences because they use storytelling to engage audiences emotionally, which:

  • heightens audience interest
  • helps the audience make meaningful connections with the subject matter
  • and catalyzes a discussion

Each fall, CUAHSI hosts a Challenge Grant Competition that awards three universities up to $3,000 to support the development of their own LTAW events. Organizers often work with their university, other universities in the area, student groups, and other sources (foundations, sponsors, etc.) to hold these events. Applications close November 3 (more info).


Ceres Job Opportunity:

Are you ready to change investor and company practices on climate change and other sustainability challenges?

-Senior Manager, Investor Engagement
-Assistant, Water Program

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Apply for open positions and Fall Internships in Boston!


Watts Water Technologies: Leadership Rotational Program

Through this 24 month rotational development program, participants will gain a better understanding of the Watts business model and determine where their passions and interests lie as they start their career. Participants will experience a wide range of assignments as they establish broad experiences via three 8-month interdepartmental rotations designed to develop critical leadership and functional skills.

Sponsoring Departments include:

  • Engineering
  • Sourcing
  • Operations
  • Sales

GET YOUR FEET WET WITH WATTS!

For additional information on roles and responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations, please see the posting here.


World Resources Institute (WRI) Water Risk Data Analytics Paid Internship Opening

The Water GIS & Data Intern (the Intern) will be working on the Aqueduct Project (Aqueduct), a WRI Signature Initiative, helping conduct geospatial analysis of global water risks, and the water-energy and water-food nexus, and provide technical and analytical support to Aqueduct's private sector engagement.
Duration: 3 months
Start/End Months: November/December 2017 – January/February 2018

For more information and to apply, click here.

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Stormwater runoff is a significant source of water pollution in communities across the United States. The Campus RainWorks Challenge seeks to engage with undergraduate and graduate students to foster a dialogue about responsible stormwater management and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices. Student teams design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus that effectively manages stormwater pollution while benefitting the campus community and the environment.  

For the 2017 challenge the first place team in each design category will receive a student prize of $2,000 to be divided evenly among the team and a faculty prize of $3,000. The second place team in each category will receive a student prize of $1,000 to be divided evenly among the team and a faculty prize of $2,000. Registration closes September 30, entries due December 15 (more info).


Research


 "Digital Technology – the Next Generation of Water Mixing"  -   Watts Water Technologies 2017   (Paper)


Launch X Clubs Mentor Applications

LaunchX equips high school students with the skills and mindset to start real companies.

Our clubs program expands the reach of high school entrepreneurship to students and schools everywhere. We hand our curriculum to motivated and forward-thinking teens so they can build a startup throughout the school year, supported by our detailed programming, resources, and mentorship.  Deadline to apply is October 31!

Who: You will be mentoring local high school student teams.
What: You will be giving students advice on their startups (yes, real startups!). We will give students milestones that they must hit each month, and they will seek your advice, feedback, and direction on next steps.
When: Once a month, virtually, at your convenience. You will also have access to the education platform that students are using so you can monitor the material that they are submitting. You will communicate with your team on the best times/days to speak.
Where: From the comfort of your own home!
How: Fill out this application. You will get an e-mail in the coming weeks featuring an introductory video and next steps. You will be paired with a high school and will begin mentoring in October.