Exciting NPS Internship Opportunity at the UW


The NPS George M. Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative internship program has a summer internship located here at the UW that is not yet filled and we have decided to re-open the position. This is a terrific opportunity for undergraduate and 1st year graduate students! (graduating seniors are eligible, as would be students enrolling in graduate school or who are just completing their 1st year of graduate school–they cannot be in their second year of graduate school).

This project facilitates the goals of the North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership (NCAP; http://northcascadia.org/), which is a National Park Service – Forest Service collaboration on climate change adaptation. NCAP has four main partners: Mount Rainer National Park (MORA), North Cascades National Park Complex (NOCA), and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forests. Vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans have been developed through a series of four workshops addressing fish, vegetation, wildlife, and access.

The project will be located at the UW with some fieldwork in North Cascades National Park and Mount Rainier National Park. The salary is $12 per hour.

The intern should be enrolled in or have completed a four year degree program with a focus or degree in the geographic or biological sciences (e.g., geography, ecology, biology, geology), and/or civil and environmental engineering. The ideal candidate would have intermediate to advanced GIS skills, experience working in small teams with effective communication skills including report writing, good interpersonal skills, and some field experience working in remote areas.

The position will remain open until Friday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Students may apply at ccyi to notify me of their application.

Attached is the detailed job description for the project titled: Using GIS to Assess and Adapt Travel in the North Cascadia Region under a Changing Climate. I’ve also attached the original CCYI program announcement flyer.

Please forward to your faculty, advising staff, and students. And for questions, please contact me at 206-616-5350.



Adrienne Karpov
NPS George M. Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative
College of the Environment
University of Washington




GMW_CCYI announcement 2013_FINAL.pdf