George Perkins Marsh Institute


NOAA Internship Opportunities


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 2015. 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, an 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 $4000.

Click here for the application (word file) and the job listings. Student applications are due on February 24th. We anticipate placing three interns from Clark during summer 2015. Any questions should be directed to Robert J. Johnston, Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute.

Seminar Series 2014-15 Academic Year

The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2014-15 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 fifth seminar of the series is as follows:

St. Martin

Kevin St. Martin, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Co-Sponsored with the Graduate School of Geography Colloquium Series

"Diverse Economies for Liveable Worlds: Experiments in Small Scale Fishing"
Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:15 – 1:15 pm
University Center, Grace Conference Room

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NASA to Fund Study of Effects of Thinning, Retreating Arctic Ice

Environmental Monitor 1/8/2015

"A geographer at Clark University has won a NASA grant to study impacts that come from thinning and retreating sea ice in the Arctic, according to a release from the school. Her investigation will focus on the Arctic's Pacific region. Karen Frey, an associate professor of geography at the school, is the grant winner. She plans to use the funding to support educational initiatives that will go alongside work looking into the relationships between ice melt, sunlight availability, organism growth and water chemistry." More »