The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Oregon Climate Service welcome inquiries from undergraduate and graduate students within or outside Oregon about internships (for credit or paid) related to climate science and its applications to natural and human systems. We also welcome inquiries related to placement via programs such as the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts (URSA) Engage Program at Oregon State University. Please contact Erica Fleishman (Director, OCCRI) or Larry O’Neill (Oregon State Climatologist) for more information.

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Outside opportunities

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) seeks four interns on the topics listed below. The positions are designed to give students the opportunity to gain practical experience working in a state agency. ODE’s internship program also matches students with mentors who will help guide their work. Undergraduate (post-first year) and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Data visualization: develop public-facing dashboards and visuals related to electric vehicles in Oregon

Electric school bus guidebook development: evaluate opportunities and challenges for school districts in Oregon that are considering whether to transition to electric school buses

Natural resources damage assessment: assess reports and data related to the future and transport of radioactive materials and other contaminants at the Hanford Nuclear Site

Renewable energy facility GIS mapping: review and develop a GIS-based map and website information on the locations and footprints of renewable energy facilities in Oregon

The US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Northwest Climate Hub, and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center seek a postdoctoral fellow in applied climate change science. Facilitate science-management partnerships to develop climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation options for western landscapes. Conduct research and develop tools and syntheses that help policymakers and land and watershed managers understand the effects of climate variability and change on natural resources. Identify and describe adaptive land-management practices under changing climate with respect to water, vegetation, carbon, wildlife habitat, recreation, and other ecosystem services. Assemble, interpret and disseminate data and information to provide options and priorities for managing natural resources in a changing climate. Assemble technical information, perform analyses, contribute to technical reports, and provide leadership in writing peer-reviewed journal papers. Stipend is $70,000 / year with health care and travel and training allowances. Application deadline is 12 April 2021. Full details at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-USFS-2021-0060.

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