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2016 NOAA Fellows Program

NOAA

The George Perkins Marsh Institute announces a competitive internship program for Clark University undergraduate students interested in ocean, coastal and atmospheric research. This program is sponsored by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise and the George Perkins Marsh Institute, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.

Through this program, scientists and managers with NOAA are partnering with Clark University to offer qualified undergraduate students paid summer field internships for summer 2016. Opportunities will be available in NOAA labs and offices nationwide, working in fields such as applied ocean and atmospheric science, policy, and science communication. Each student's summer activities will be overseen by a NOAA scientist or manager (henceforth, the NOAA supervisor), and advised by a Clark faculty mentor. Internships will be offered in natural and social sciences, and are for a period of approximately 10 weeks. Starting dates are flexible, but most internships will begin in June and end in August. Interns will be selected on a competitive basis, and will receive a summer stipend of $4500. We anticipate placing three interns from Clark during summer 2016.

Available internship opportunities and full application guidelines are available here. Student applications are due February 26, 2016. Undergraduate students are eligible to apply up through their third year of study (current seniors are not eligible). The program is aimed primarily at those in their junior year (i.e., most internships will occur between the junior and senior years). Any questions should be directed to Robert J. Johnston, Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute or Jim Gomes, Director of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise.

Seminar Series 2015-16 Academic Year

The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2015-16 Academic Year Seminar Series. Seminars will present cutting-edge research on human/environment interactions taking place at Clark University and are designed to catalyze discussions regarding future research possibilities. Seminars are open to all in the Clark community. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with the speaker is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own brown-bag lunch if desired. The sixth seminar of the series is as follows:

Johnston

"The Economics of Sea Level Rise, Coastal Vulnerability and Adaptation: Choices and Tradeoffs in New England"
Thursday, March 3, 2016
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Center, Grace Conference Room

Robert J. Johnston, Director, George Perkins Marsh Institute and Professor, Department of Economics, Clark University

Please view our full listing of future seminars.