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NOAA’s Sentinel Site Program, Hawai’I Cooperative: Climate change – from observation to stewardship

Summary / Description


The NOAA Sentinel Site Program, Hawaiian Islands Cooperative is working to coordinate NOAA offices and to build partnerships with other federal and local partners to address issues related to climate change.

The Hawaiian Islands Sentinel Site Cooperative is a compilation of sites that includes Midway and French Frigate Shoals in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, He‘eia on the island of O‘ahu, and a portion Hawai‘i Island.

The Sentinel Site Program is an innovative effort that covers NOAA’s entire expertise portfolio – from science to management to outreach – by determining what work is being done, where gaps exist, and what can be done to address those gaps.  In furtherance of the goal of addressing the risk of climate change, the Cooperative is working with other federal, state, and local partners to bring to bear a wide range of expertise and resources on the issue.

The internship will entail helping to develop the Hawai‘i Cooperative and to make it a success.  Specific work may include assisting with:

  • Supporting meetings to gather gaps and document work taking place within the Cooperative;
  • Working with resource managers to identify needs and opportunities for NOAA to assist;
  • Assisting Cooperative sites with identifying solutions through the development of mapping products using  GIS;
  • Identifying management needs and coordinating the scientific work to address those needs.

Skills Required

• Ability to multi-task and pay attention to details;
• Good oral and written communication skills;
• Working knowledge of ArcGIS; and
• Be a team player.

Other Information

Internship Location: Pacific Services Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Intern Supervisor: Doug Harper / Number of slots available: 0

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