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Internship Opportunity

Risk Communication

Posted on: 01/10/2018
Research Area(s): Internships / General

Summary / Description

The Performance, Risk and Social Science Team provides the intellectual leadership and analytical expertise needed to implement an innovation, NOAA-wide social science agenda that advances the Department’s goals of climate adaptation and mitigation, resilient coastal communities and economies, a weather-ready nation, and healthy oceans. NOAA is working across it’s line offices to transition research on risk communication and behavior to application. Building off of recent Risk Communication initiatives at NOAA, the Risk Communication intern will advance risk communication priorities by aiding the Social Science team in providing information and tools to make communities more resilient and accelerate the transition of research to application across NOAA. S/he will aid the Social Science team by working with the Risk Communication sub-team on the Risk and Uncertainty Communication Framework and Pilot Project, which will be a practical framework for providing a more systematic and proactive approach to communication around risk and uncertainty built around the needs of the different NOAA Line Offices and their stakeholders.

Skills Required

Seeking a motivated self-starter with an interest in social sciences related to weather, climate or ocean conservation. Introductory course in a social science discipline. -Fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. -Excellent writing and copyediting skills. -Strong work ethic; attention to detail and good organizational skills; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. -Creativity and adaptability. -Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Silver Spring, MD

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Ayeisha Brinson
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NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources, in direct support of NOS priorities, offices, and customers, and to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (240) 533-0300 / Fax: (301) 713-4353
Email: nccos.webcontent@noaa.gov

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