Integrating research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.

Executive Director Search

AWRI is currently searching for a new Executive Director! Learn more about it at the Executive Director search website at

Undergraduate Internships and Fall Scholarships Announcements

Summer 2024 AWRI internship applications are now available! Are you a GVSU undergraduate student interested in conducting your own research this summer? Students from any discipline (as long as it can relate to water resources) are encouraged to apply for up to 7 internships that will take place from May to August 2024. Interns will join a lab at AWRI for 40 hours per week for 14 weeks and will receive money for wages, a travel allowance, and supplies for their research. Summer intern applications are due by 5 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024.

Students that will be at the junior, senior, or graduate level at GVSU in fall 2024 are also encouraged apply for the Bill & Diana Wipperfurth Student Research Scholarship. Applicants must be available to conduct research at AWRI for 10 hours per week for 15 weeks in the fall 2024 semester. Students must apply by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Official internship and scholarship announcements and instructions on how to apply can be found on our website at

Graduate Research Assistantships

The Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has several Graduate Research Assistantships available to full-time students interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in aquatic sciences. Graduate assistantships include a generous 12-month stipend that is eligible for annual renewal. Accepted applicants will assist with research projects conducted by faculty and staff at AWRI in addition to performing research related to their thesis/project. 

Download the full assistantship announcement for links to program information, details on how to apply, and contact information.

Laboratory Technician Job Openings

Are you interested in working at an AWRI labs with a research focus on molecular biology, wet chemistry, and field work? Dr. Ryan Otter and Dr. Charlyn Partridge are hiring two full-time laboratory technicians starting in January 2024! Read the full job announcement for information about salary, qualifications, and responsibilities.

Research Vessel Job Openings

Want to come work on the water with us? AWRI’s vessel program is currently hiring!

AWRI is part of Grand Valley State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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