Published: March 27, 2024

The Getches-Wilkinson Center (GWC) is seeking a Colorado Law student interested in natural resources, energy, and environmental law to serve as the GWC Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will work closely with GWC staff, including the Executive Director, the GWC Senior Water Fellow, and the Water Law Fellows, who will help direct the student’s research in the areas of water law, public lands, climate change, and natural resources as applied to the American West. The Research Assistant will be responsible for conducting research and producing written content for the GWC. Potential projects include work on ongoing research with the Water and Tribes Initiative, current development in management and conservation for federal public lands, legislative reforms to conservation laws, and assisting interested partners with the upcoming Colorado River interim guidelines renegotiations.

The position pays $20 an hour.

This is a part-time position for the fall semester and may continue into the spring semester pending funding availability. Work hours are flexible. Candidates should state their optimum hours in their cover letter.

University of Colorado Law Students interested in natural resources, energy, and environmental law are eligible to apply. Work-study is preferred. Interested students should apply for work-study funding. Work-study information is available here:

If you are interested in applying, please include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample

This position is available for immediate hire. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, early application encouraged.

Please direct questions and application materials by email to Annie Carlozzi, GWC Deputy Director, at