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Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow, MIT Office of Sustainability – Massachusetts

Organization: MIT Office of Sustainability

Position Title: Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Fellows will work 40 hours per week during the summer of 2015 (May-August). Pay ranges from $15-$18/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate, MIT and non-MIT students.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Description: The MIT Office of Sustainability is seeking to hire a student Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow to support the research and planning needs of MIT’s climate preparedness efforts. The Fellow will assist in synthesizing and launching climate change related activities managed by the Office of Sustainability, primarily through research, writing, and implementation planning for a climate vulnerability assessment and preparedness planning for the MIT campus.


Provide research and implementation planning for a climate vulnerability assessment of the MIT campus

Conduct literature review and assessment of adaptation planning needs to minimize disruption to campus as a result of extreme weather events, heat, and flooding from storm surge

Assist in preparing a formal RFP for a climate vulnerability assessment

Ensure alignment between the Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Cambridge and the needs and priorities of the MIT campus

Research and consider approaches for engaging individuals and departments across campus in the implementation of the assessment

Assist in developing preparedness and planning materials to ensure climate change risk is incorporated into emergency management processes

Perform data analysis and data collection

Research best practices for climate vulnerability assessment and climate preparedness, as applies to urban institutions

Provide support for documentation, outreach, and implementation as needed


In addition to those listed at the top of the page, we seek candidates that have:

Strong interest and demonstrated experience in climate change risk, climate change adaptation, and climate change vulnerability in urban and institutional contexts

Experience and/or strong interest in climate change impacts in urban environments

Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel

How to Apply: To apply, send a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected] with Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow in the subject line. Applications must be received by: April 10th.

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