Internship/independent study opportunity for two students to help develop Municipality of Anchorage Climate Action Plan

January 22, 2018

Are you interested in climate change and engaging with your community? Build upon the work of previous student interns working with the Municipality of Anchorage!

Now offering an opportunity for two students to work together as a team in Spring 2018 to further develop the Municipality of Anchorage Climate Action Plan and design a University of Alaska Anchorage Climate Solutions Competition.

Apply now! Applications accepted on a rolling basis beginning immediately. The position will be closed once two qualified students have been identified.

Spring 2018 semester (15 weeks) / 10 hours per week / $2,000 stipend
Faculty PI: Micah Hahn, in concert with the Climate Action Committee at UAA

The municipality has a draft Climate Action Plan that needs to be further developed and include adaptation goals and strategies for moving the plan forward. Additionally, as a step towards putting the plan into action, we would like to design a Climate Solutions Competition at the University of Alaska Anchorage. We are recruiting two students to work as a team throughout the semester to address both goals.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have strong literature review and writing skills.
  • Be team players and highly self-motivated.
  • Feel comfortable contacting community leaders and community members via email or phone and following up with in-person discussions.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, the ability to listen to feedback from a wide-range of people and summarize contributions.
  • Be creative with a collaborative working style.

Students from any program or department on campus should feel welcome to apply. Interest and experience in any of the following topics will strengthen an application: climate adaptation, city planning and development, health impacts of climate change, sustainable development, sustainable cities, community engagement, proposal development, science communication or environmental education.

How to apply: Interested students should send contact information for three references, a letter of interest, and current resume or CV to Dr. Micah Hahn, Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, UAA, Please explain how your experience and education prepare you for this work, how the work will advance your professional/personal goals, and why you believe the work is important. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the position will be closed once two qualified students have been identified.

These positions can be internships or have the potential to be counted towards capstone, practicum, or thesis projects, depending upon your academic program needs. Please indicate your preference in your application. Preference will be given to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students.

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