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Climate Change Communication Internships

April 20, 2012
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National Park Service (National Capital Region) & George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication
Washington, DC, United States

Climate Change Communication Internships, Summer 2012

National Park Service (National Capital Region) &
George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication
Deadline: April 20
The National Park Service (NPS) cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. In this capacity, NPS is in a unique position to observe changes brought about by global warming, and to engage park visitors and neighbors in conversations about climate change. Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) conducts research on, and teaches about, climate change public engagement strategies. Seven interns will have the opportunity to work with NPS staff and a 4C PhD student on climate change communication projects in the summer of 2012
The internships will be based at Washington, DC area NPS parks and at 4C. Six of the interns – working in pairs under the supervision of 4C staff – will work with NPS staff in a national park, developing park-specific communication projects. The seventh intern will work the NPS’s Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance on a region-wide project; this position may be renewed for a second summer (in 2013) if the intern performs well and has the requisite skills.
Internships are open to graduate students or exceptional rising senior undergraduate students studying in any relevant field. Students must be attending a U.S. accredited college or University and must be legally allowed to work in the U.S.
Dates, Duration, and Location
Internships are full time (40 hours per week) for ten weeks, running from June 11 to August 17, 2012. All work will take place in the Washington, DC metro area.
Interns will be paid $250 per week, paid biweekly.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following materials (combined as one PDF file with applicant’s name as the file name) to with “NPS4C:[Applicant Name]” as the subject line: (1) your resume or CV; (2) your undergraduate and/or graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable); (3) a one page cover letter discussing your specific interest in the internship and highlighting your qualifications. Under separate cover, a professor with whom you have studied or worked should submit a letter of recommendation with “NPS4C:[Applicant Name]” also as the subject line. Those interested in the position with the Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance should indicate so in their cover letter. Inquiries regarding this internship may be directed to
Deadline for all application materials: April 20th, 2012
The NPS and 4C seek a diverse cohort of interns. Applicants with backgrounds from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Justin Rolfe-Redding
Doctoral Student, Dept. of Communication
Center for Climate Change Communication (4C)
George Mason University
(206) 552-9480 (cell)


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