[pccgrads] Applications now being accepted for 2015 Young Leaders in Climate Change internship program

UW PCC uwpcc at uw.edu
Wed Dec 10 15:14:20 PST 2014

Paid summer internship opportunity for graduate students and upper-level
undergrads. The CoEnv Dean's Office runs this national internship program in
partnership in partnership with the National Park Service
(parksclimateinterns.org <http://parksclimateinterns.org/> ). There are a
lot of really interesting projects this year that are in Parks across the

The application deadline is January 30, 2015.

Flyer attached.


The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change program provides
paid summer internships to highly accomplished graduate and upper-level
undergraduate students to work on diverse issues related to climate change
and its effects in national parks. The internship projects may occur in
national parks or program offices and are designed by National Park Service
(NPS) staff to meet high-priority needs of parks and programs. General topic
areas include resource conservation and adaptation; climate effects
monitoring; park facilities adaptation; policy development; sustainable
operations & mitigation; and communication, interpretation, or education.

Interns in 2015 will work on a wide variety of projects available,
including: monitoring ocean acidification and intertidal biological
communities; supporting a multidisciplinary science team working to respond
to and mitigate the impacts of climate change to archaeological resources;
developing a predictive model of snow patches likely to contain significant
archaeological and/or paleoecological materials; conducting field surveys to
determine plant community shifts and diversity changes in response to soil
moisture change; developing strategies for how to incorporate climate change
adaptation and storm preparedness options into the rehabilitation of
historic structures; and creating a web-based template for communicating
climate change information to the public.

Internship positions run full-time (40 hours/week) for 11-12 weeks,
generally during the summer months. They pay $14/hour plus benefits. Interns
are employees of the University of Washington. Most positions come with free
or subsidized housing in dormitories or other shared accommodations in
parks. They are all rigorous and challenging projects that demand high-level
academic knowledge and skills and that afford interns with considerable
autonomy and opportunity for leadership under an effective mentor.

For more information and to apply to the 2015 YLCC internship program,
please visit parksclimateinterns.org <http://parksclimateinterns.org/>

The application deadline for the 2015 YLCC Internship Program is 12:01 pm
PST, Friday, January 30, 2015.

For questions about the overall internship program or a specific internship
opportunity, contact:

Timothy Watkins

Science and Education Coordinator, NPS Climate Change Response Program

Email: climate_change at nps.gov (Please include the word "internship" in the
subject line of your email.)

For technical questions or comments about the application process or the
website, please contact:

Adrienne Karpov

YLCC Program Manager

Email: ylcc at uw.edu

The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) internship
program is funded and sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS) Climate
Change Response Program <http://www.nature.nps.gov/climatechange/> and
managed by the University of Washington College of the Environment
<http://coenv.washington.edu/> .

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