Climate Change Communication Internship - Interdisciplinary
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 in conversations about climate change. George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) conducts research on, and teaches about, climate change public engagement strategies. In this internship program, up to eight interns (including two multimedia interns) will have the opportunity to work with 4C, NPS, park staff and the NPS’s Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance on climate change communication projects at National Capital Region Parks (Greater Washington, D.C.) in the summer of 2017. The full application announcement and summaries of previous year’s projects can be found at http://climatechangecommunication.org/internship_program/
The 10-week internships are open to graduate students, or exceptional rising junior, or senior undergraduate students. The internship program seeks students with interdisciplinary backgrounds and interests in a combination of: biology, environmental science, sustainability, natural resources, sociology, communication, psychology, and other disciplines. Previous interns have come from degrees in Biology, Zoology, Natural Resource Communications, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, and Psychology. Students must be attending a U.S. accredited college or university and must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. Interns may be required to pass a Federal government background check.
Please contact LBeall3@gmu.edu with any questions.