For Students

One of the core missions of the River Basin Center is to provide training for future aquatic resource professionals. The Odum School of Ecology and the RBC offer two fellowships: James E. Butler Fellowships and John Spencer Research Fellowships. We invite all interested students to become student affiliates of the RBC. Student affiliates are exclusively eligible for the RBC’s fellowships. At least two grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded annually under the John Spencer Research Fellowship program.  (2018 information is here and a 2019 proposal solicitation should be posted here by late 2018.) To become a student affiliate, just fill out the form.

There are several other opportunities to participate in the RBC:

  • For graduate students: Pursuing a masters or PhD degree while working on a River Basin Center project under the guidance of one of our directors, faculty members, or advisory board members (see People). Many of our students pursue a master’s degree in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development in the Odum School of Ecology or a PhD in Integrative Conservation (ICON).
  • For law students and graduate students: Taking the Environmental Practicum, an experiential learning course co-taught by RBC co-director Laurie Fowler.
  • For graduate, law, or undergraduate students: Conducting an internship or research project with an RBC faculty or staff member.
  • For graduate students or undergraduates: Volunteering to help with field research, laboratory research, or assist on other projects.

In addition, we occasionally advertise specific opportunities for staff positions, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students.

Environmental Practicum students kayaking on the Satilla, spring 2004.