Student Chapters

AWRA is proud to be associated with more than 20 Student Chapters which provide on- and off-campus networking opportunities and events, as well as a place to explore and widen your view of water resources management. Many of the Student Chapters are closely linked to AWRA State Sections, which provide another layer of networking and potential mentorship. 

While associated with National AWRA, Student Chapters are their own entity. As such, membership in a student chapter does not include membership in the national AWRA or vice versa.  For more information and details on how to become a member, follow the website links of each Student Chapter below:

Central Washington University | Boise State UniversityDuke University | Florida Gulf Coast University | Florida International University | Humboldt State University | Louisiana State University | National Capital Region (Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC) | Oregon State University | Southern Illinois University at Carbondale | Tennessee Technological University | Texas A&M University | University of Colorado Boulder University of Delaware | University of Florida |University of Georgia | University of Nevada at Reno | University of South Florida | University of Tennessee at Knoxville | University of Utah | University of Washington | University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point | Utah State University | Virginia Tech University

Get Involved at Your College or University

AWRA Student Chapters started in 1969 and are located throughout the United States. Learn how to start you chapter, connect with an existing chapter, and find tools and resources for your student chapter.

Three steps to start your student chapter:

  1. Recruit students pursuing water resource management and related careers to join AWRA as student members.
  2. Select a faculty or staff advisor from your college/university to support your group.
  3. Communicate with the following to activate your chapter: 
  • Your college/university student clubs/organization office
  • Your local AWRA State Section if there is one
  • Other AWRA Student Chapters to learn about their activities and programs

Summer Internships with AWRA - Filled

Volunteer with AWRA and gain real-world work experience. These two opportunities have been filled. Stay tuned for future opportunities with AWRA.
Summer Internship Job Description I  - Project Management and Administrative Support
Summer Internship Job Description II  - Coordinate Continuing Education Units Program

AWRA Student Chapter Benefits

AWRA is working on a robust menu of benefits and resources to grow AWRA Student Chapters and promote opportunity for student members.

Career Development

  • Develop leadership and program management skills
  • Build your professional network
  • Guidance and mentoring through your local AWRA State Section
  • Career Center – post your resume, free resume review, find an internship and apply for jobs



If you actively engage in our community, your career and organization will benefit. We offer multiple opportunities for engagement via conferences, social media, webinars, committees and publications.

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