The Obama Administration has taken significant steps to strengthen the climate resilience of America’s communities and economy. Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order that directs Federal agencies to take a series of steps to make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for other impacts of climate change.
Recognizing that large storms are expected to grow more frequent and more severe as a result of climate change, the Federal Government has partnered with states, cities, communities, and other stakeholders to make the Sandy-affected region -- and all of America -- more resilient. This goal is a guiding principle of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
Over the past year, the Obama Administration has worked diligently to apply the latest developments in science and technology (S&T) to Sandy-rebuilding efforts -- and to do so in ways that are scalable and relevant to resilience-building activities in other regions. S&T-driven efforts undertaken over the past year include:
The USGCRP is looking to hire a Student Assistant for the National Climate Assessment at the National Coordination Office in Washington, DC.
This internship position can provide up to 20 hours/week during school and up to 40 hours/week during breaks, not to exceed 1000 hours in one 12-month period. Schedule can be flexible as per agreed upon by Supervisor and based on programmatic need.
Basic Job Function:
This position facilitates and carries out administrative and technical tasks for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) at the USGCRP National Coordination Office in Washington, DC.
Assists senior staff with scientific literature reviews
Performs detailed review tasks, compiles and evaluates technical information, and assists senior staff with development of scientific reports and documents
Takes meeting notes, summarizes key messages and themes from technical and detailed policy discussions, and writes workshop reports and other summary documents
Assists senior staff with creation of materials for NCA communications and other interactions with individuals in government agencies, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector
Assists with updates to NCA websites, including creating new content or coordinating the collection of content from various staff members, and working closely with web-developers to ensure updates are completed in a timely manner
Required Education and Experience:
Preferred candidates will have college level coursework in a relevant discipline, such as environmental or earth sciences, engineering, political science, social science, or communications
Must be enrolled in a college, university or professional school
All candidates MUST apply online through the UCAR employment system in order to be considered for this position. Additional details on the position and instructions for applying can be found here.
Apply here. Applications due by Friday, October 4, 2013.
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