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Extreme event preparedness, planning and adaptation – identifying lessons learned

Summary / Description


You will work within NOAA’s Climate Program Office in Silver Spring, Maryland where you will become involved in activities that augments current climate understanding and practices used to meet the climate-related needs of decision makers.   Your specific responsibilities will focus on issues related to water resources.  The focus of your activities will be mutually decided between you and your supervisor.  Proposed areas of interest include:  use of climate information by water utilities, in urban and agricultural areas.

Depending on your background and interests, you will work with the program manager on creating documents that highlight lessons learned from funded grants, develop articles for the website, or even write drafts of articles for peer reviewed journals.  You will attend meetings with federal policy makers, be encouraged to take advantage of speakers and relevant meeting in Washington DC (including on the Hill), and be included in other related staff activities.

Skills Required

• Have a basic understanding of climate and water resources through scientific (physical, natural and/or social science) training;
• Feel comfortable writing for a general audience;
• Enjoy interviewing/speaking with researchers about their work;
• Have the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.

Other Information

Internship Location: NOAA’s Climate Program Office, 1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD

Intern Supervisor: Nancy Beller-Simms, Ph.D. / Number of slots available: 1

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