Potomac Conservancy, a regional conservation organization based in Silver Spring, seeks a recent college graduate or graduate student to assist with research and data gathering for a new river report that will be released in Fall, 2013. The goal of this report is to answer the fundamental question: “How is the health of the Potomac River?” The results of this research project will appear in the Conservancy’s annual State of the Nation’s River report.

The research fellow will gather key data sets from federal, regional and state entities in the Potomac river watershed. There will be some analysis and basic data manipulation required to ensure consistency when compiling data across the 4 states and District of Columbia that make up the watershed. Information will be gathered to identify key trends with wildlife, habitat, pollution, water quality and people.

This is a six week research project that will start on August 26th and run until early October. There is a $4,500 stipend available. (pre-tax and other withholdings). The research fellow’s contribution will be acknowledged in the report.

If interested, please submit your resume and qualifications by Friday, August 16th to: