Climate & Health Internship – San Francisco, CA
Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Position Title: Climate & Health Intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Paid, salary commensurate with experience.
Position Dates: 12 weeks during the summer. Flexible start and end dates.
Application Deadline: Candidates considered on a first come, first serve basis.
Posted On: March 20, 2013.
The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has an opportunity for a 12-week full-time summer internship position in San Francisco, CA. The primary focus of this position will be on identifying and applying new methods to assess the climate and health impacts of mobile source emissions on an international scale, and to identify best practice policies for their control. Particular emphasis will be placed on air quality within cities, secondary pollutants, and near-road exposures. The intern will become familiar with the latest research in this field, identify potential modeling tools, and apply them to policy-relevant questions regarding emissions from passenger cars, heavy-duty trucks, international shipping, and aviation.
Working under the direction of the ICCT’s Climate and Health program staff, tasks for this position include one or more of the following:
- Directed desk-based research, including literature review;
- Technical analysis; and
- Data collection.
- Bachelor’s degree and progress towards a graduate degree in a technical discipline such as environmental science, public health, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, physics or similar, or evidence of very strong performance in degree studies to date.
- Excellent writing, quantitative and analytical skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
- Candidates should be able to show initiative and resourcefulness, and be able to self-start to complete defined tasks.
- Good understanding of and keen interest in environmental issues.
- Familiarity with air quality modeling tools would be helpful.