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Feb 22 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Intern, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Maryland

Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Position Title: Tech Student – Climate Change Intern

Location: College Park, Maryland

Application Deadline: March 02, 2015

Description: The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) in College Park, MD has an undergraduate internship opportunity for one or more students to work with our economics and climate change modeling and analysis team. The intern will help develop an emissions data processing system in the R programing environment. This opportunity requires data processing and/or programing skills, writing skills, and good personal interaction skills. Available for current students only. Paid internship (hourly) can continue through summer break and into the next school year (contingent on performance). Located at University Research Court off of River Road, but accessible by University of Maryland-College Park shuttle to/from main its main campus. Please attach a cover letter to your resume. Note that our preferred candidates are from local universities who can work during the summer and continue part time during the school year.

JGCRI houses an interdisciplinary team dedicated to understanding the problems of global climate change and their potential solutions. JGCRI’s research program includes the continuing development and application of an integrated assessment computer-modeling framework that combines models of the human and Earth systems, including energy and the economy, land-use, agriculture, water, climate, air-pollution, and ecosystems.

JGCRI researchers work with scientists and decision-makers in US Federal agencies, state governments, industry, foundations, and universities and publish in leading scientific journals. JGCRI researchers are leaders in the international and national climate and global change research communities through prominent roles in science-based integrated assessments of energy and agricultural systems and water resources. Located in College Park, Maryland, JGCRI is a partnership between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy and the University of Maryland at College Park. The work environment at JGCRI is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, focused on solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges associated with energy, water and environment.


Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university.  Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 3.0.

The successful candidate should have a major in atmospheric sciences, geography, environmental science, computer science or related field. Programing background is a strong plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary.

How to Apply: Apply online at the PNNL employment opportunities page.

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