National Park Service 2016 Call for Proposals for Climate Change Internship Projects

The National Park Service (NPS) Climate Change Response Program (CCRP) is now soliciting internship proposals for the 2016 George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC). We encourage National Park sites, networks, regional program areas to submit a proposal for a 12-week paid internship to be conducted by a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Internships must occur during the summer of 2016, though particular start and end dates are flexible. Up to 17 internship proposals will be available.  The focus of these internships must be on climate change as it relates to needs associated with management of natural, cultural, or historic resources, park infrastructure, visitor use, or interpretation and education efforts. 

A full program overview—including internship goals, unit responsibilities, and evaluation criteria— can be found here. For inspiration, a listing of projects accepted for 2015 can be found in the attached.

Please note that this is one of several internship programs administered by the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate.  A call for proposals for the Mosaics In Science internships is also open and currently accepting submissions through this link until November 1.  An announcement for the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program will be available later this calendar year.

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