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.

Nature's Shape Shifter

Pittsburgh Quarterly 11/15/2014

"Across the recent span of roughly three decades, coyotes have exploited every available habitat here, from remote woods of the Allegheny National Forest to Pittsburgh's urban fringe, while carving out a still-evolving ecological niche. All but unheard-of before 1980, coyotes now live in all 67 Pennsylvania counties and throughout West Virginia and Ohio in numbers that are difficult to pinpoint. ...Female weights (lighter than males in all wild canids) present even more compelling evidence that something about the eastern coyote is different and new. Dr. Jonathan Way, a research scientist at Clark University in Worcester, MA, studies eastern coyote ecology. Way analyzed coyote weights from across North America and found that the average weight of female eastern coyotes is 21 percent heavier than males from outside the region." More »

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 fourth seminar of the series is as follows:


Anita H. Fabos, Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University

"From Refugee to Forced Migration to Mobility Studies: Conceptualizing Conflict and People on the Move"
Thursday, February 12, 2015
12:15 – 1:15 pm
University Center, Lurie Conference Room

View our full listing of Marsh Institute seminars »