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Internship: North American Arctic-Boreal Carbon Synthesis, Tufts Fletcher School, Woodwell Climate Research Center (Remote)

As the Arctic warms, large amounts of carbon stored in permafrost soils are expected to be released as carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and methane (CH 4 ). Woodwell Climate Research Center is currently partnering with scientists at NASA, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins and Montana State University in an Arctic-Boreal Carbon Synthesis activity that brings together information from in situ monitoring networks, satellites, and models to provide best estimates of CO 2 and CH 4 budgets for tundra and boreal forests in North America. The outcomes of this synthesis project will include a publication in a peer-reviewed journal and science presentations at NASA meetings. We also aim to share these findings with policymakers and the general public.

Internship: Salmon, Water, and People on the Kenai Peninsula, Tufts Fletcher School, Woodwell Climate Research Center (Remote)

Climate warming in Alaska is increasing stream temperatures to levels that now commonly reach and exceed survival thresholds (18°C) for migrating Chinook salmon. The lack of basic knowledge of the climate-water-salmon-people system endangers the economy of the Kenai Peninsula where salmon serve as an economic pillar through sport- and commercial fishing. Working with Kachemak Bay Conservation Society (KBCS), local communities and decision-makers, this project will make a preliminary assessment of the scope and nature of present benefits from the fishery and key impacts of climate change on the decline of the fisheries total economic value and apply cost benefit analysis to identify cost effective, socially equitable policy responses.

CPL Research Assistantships for State-Owned Enterprise Energy Study, Fletcher School CIERP (Medford, MA / Remote)

The Climate Policy Lab is seeking four research assistants to conduct background research on state-owned energy enterprises (SOEs) in a wide range of countries (BRICS, majority of the EU countries, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Morocco). Research assistants will be expected to conduct an inventory of national energy SOEs in three to six countries and also assemble key information regarding SOEs size and operations, investments, climate change strategies, and other financial and corporate metrics.

Qualifications: Candidates should be detail oriented and have experience collecting, collating and organizing quantitative and qualitative data. Proficiency in Excel is a must. Language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, or Chinese is a plus. Interest in clean energy is preferred. Candidates should be current Fletcher School students who are available to start working on this project immediately. The hourly rate is $17. The estimated work volume is approximately 8 hours/week for 4-6 weeks.

Application Instructions: Please apply with your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest and relevant background. You should specify which region or country you would like to work on and your language skills. Please email applications to CPL Program Coordinator Sara Rosales by Nov 30th.

Rocky Mountain Institute, Summer 2021 Internship Program (Multiple Locations)

Rocky Mountain Institute offers an active, well-established internship program! Every summer our offices welcome a group of students to put their knowledge to work on various projects and energy related initiatives across the institue. We look for exceptional people with a variety of academic backgrounds from colleges and universities around the world.

Project areas include: Carbon-Free Electricity, Carbon-Free Buildings, Carbon-Free Mobility, Climate-Aligned Industries, Climate Intelligence, Breakthrough Technologies, Energy Transition Academy, Urban Transformation, China, India, US or Developing Economies. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15th, 2021

Analytics Department Intern, Environmental Health and Engineering (Newton, MA)

The analytics department at Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) is looking for an intern for 10 to 20 hours per week. The intern will support data processing, and design and deployment of dashboards for multiple environmental health projects. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Tableau and R, and have experience building interactive visualizations. Hourly compensation rates will be based on level of experience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

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