Contact us:


P.O. Box 744, Harrison, AR 72602

White River Waterkeeper is an Arkansas-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advocates for the White River, its watershed, and its communities. 

Swim Guide Sampler

We are seeking three individuals that love to drive & have a passion for swimmable waters to lead one of three Swim Guide Routes. This position will require availability on Thursdays from 6-3.



Internship is unpaid, but we are happy to help with any documentation needed for you to receive class credit. We also offer reimbursement of mileage on vehicle ($0.54/mile) on sampling and work related trips. All applications are due by Monday, April 1st. However, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.



Training for summer Interns will be held in Harrison, May 15th-16th. YOU MUST ATTEND THIS TRAINING.



  • Driving up to 400 miles in a day, with intermittent stops

  • Input data into spreadsheet

  • Prepare cooler with all supplies needed for successful trip

  • Participating in outreach events at local restaurants

  • Researching & writing Blog Posts relating to swimmable waters

  • Ability to bend over to collect samples up to 30 times per day

  • Availability on Thursdays 6 a.m.-3 p.m. 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Willingness to drive their own car up to 400 miles per week to collect samples (mileage is reimbursed at a rate of ~ $0.54/mile. Weekly mileage is typically 200 miles per week)

  • Must be comfortable driving and sampling alone in remote locations, often over a dozen miles down gravel roads, with limited to no cell phone reception

  • Ability to adhere to strict, but simple, Quality Control measures