Call for PICS Internship Applications

ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), SFU is hiring a graduate student intern as part of PICS’ internship funding initiative, to work on the Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance session from June-December 2011. More hours will be allocated during June-August than during September-December to allow for Fall semester class time.

The intern must be a graduate student enrolled during this time period at one of BC’s four research universities – SFU, UVic, UBC or UNBC. ACT is seeking a student interested in independent study with guidance from supervisors, including ACT Water report policy author Bob Sandford, Director of the Western Watersheds Committee and Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative, UN Water for Life Decade.

The RA will help to develop the outcomes of ACT’s Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance report, scheduled for release in mid-June, 2011. The RA will also have the opportunity to help develop formulation of a national dialogue on the topic, designed to raise awareness and translate climate change impact information into solutions that speak to all Canadians and all sectors.

The successful applicant will have exemplary research, writing and personal communication skills; be working in a related field at the graduate level; available three days a week from June-August followed by one day a week from September-December; and willing to work for $20/hour.

Please submit resumes, references and cover letters to Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT, c/o adapt@sfu.ca by 5pm on Monday, May 16th. Only candidates being considered for interview will be contacted.

Interviews will take place during the week of May 23rd and the successful candidate will be announced by Friday, May 27th.

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