Climate Change Communication Internships with the National Park Service (National Capital Region)and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication; deadline: June 6, 2012.
Description: The National Park Service (NPS) cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. In this capacity, NPS is in a unique position to observe changes brought about by global warming, and to engage park visitors and neighbors in conversations about climate change. Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) conducts research on, and teaches about, climate change public engagement strategies. An intern will have the opportunity to work with NPS staff, other interns, and a 4C PhD student on climate change communication projects in the summer of 2012. The internship will be based at Washington, DC area NPS parks and at 4C. The intern will work with NPS staff in a national park, developing park-specific communication projects.
Qualifications: The internship is open to graduate students or junior or senior undergraduate students studying in any relevant field. Students must be attending a U.S. accredited college or University and must be legally allowed to work in the U.S.
Dates, Duration, and Location: The internship is full time (40 hours per week) for ten weeks, running from June 11 to August 17, 2012. All work will take place in the Washington, DC metro area.
Stipend: Intern will be paid $250 (USD) per week, paid biweekly.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit the following materials (combined as one PDF file with applicant’s name as the file name) to jrol...gmu.edu with “NPS4C:[Applicant Name]” as the subject line: (1) your resume or CV; (2) your undergraduate and/or graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable); (3) a one page cover letter discussing your specific interest in the internship and highlighting your qualifications. Inquiries regarding this internship may be directed to jrol...gmu.edu
Deadline for all application materials: Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
Diversity The NPS and 4C seek a diverse cohort of interns. Applicants with backgrounds from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.