Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, the Diluvial Houston Initiative will be hiring one summer grad student intern to enhance environmental efforts at Rice, working with the Initiative and especially its project manager, the Center for Environmental Studies and the ENST program, and the Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management at Rice. The intern will work on a range of tasks involving both administrative and research needs associated with these projects, perhaps including: developing CES projects like Correspondences: a forum for the Environment (the public-facing site of the CES); supporting the 2022 Society for Environmental Journalists conference hosted by Rice University; developing future environmental internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students including researching placements and best practices at other universities; supporting the efforts of the director of the Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management at Rice.

The position will require a motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills, a demonstrated interest in environmental studies, clear oral and written communication, and a capacity to collaborate. The position is open to students in the humanities and the qualitative social sciences and will require up to 30 hours a week of work from mid-May to early August. Applicants must be enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester.

Please email by May 6th a letter of interest of detailing both previous interests in environmental studies as well as previous administrative experience.

Contact: Sean Smith (

Deadline: May 6, 2021