Current Internship Opportunities

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Current Internship Opportunities

NCICS is currently seeking several students interested in remote internships.

Please review the project needs below and, if interested, apply through the NCSU Jobs site links at the end of the description (do not email applications). In your cover letter, please be sure to note any relevant training.

Summer Internship #1: Climate Indicators

Climate indicators are instrumental in communicating climate change information to both policymakers and the general public alike. These metrics, which illustrate how climate and environmental conditions are changing over time, can be used to advance scientific understanding, inform decision making, and help inform resiliency and planning for climate impacts.

We are looking to find ways to better communicate climate change indicators to a general audience. This would include elements such as:

  • Enhancing existing indicators and related information already available in the public realm, such as on the USGCRP Indicator Platform;
  • Analyzing gaps in the current indicators realm and considering new topics for indicator development;
  • Producing indicators-based content for web stories and social media;
  • Developing educational materials based on indicators of climate change.

This will be a paid, part-time internship position, working remotely. For details and to apply, please go to:

Summer Internship #2: Communications and Outreach

In our changing world, communicating climate research findings and promoting climate products and services is critical to ensuring stakeholders and policy makers have the relevant information to make informed decisions. Through the use of web stories, social media campaigns, and other targeted communications materials, we can ensure the public is better informed about our changing environment. This internship will build understanding of science communication methodologies and practices. Projects for this internship will be tailored to the interests and experience of the student. Potential projects include:

  • Assisting with the development of long-term strategic science communications plans;
  • Conducting market research to better understand social media audiences, how to grow our audience, and how to better engage the American public;
  • Refreshing communication strategies for routine reporting, including monthly and annual climate reports, state climate extremes, ocean heat content, and regional climate quarterly newsletters;
  • Developing social media campaigns for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (posts, stories, and reels) around new product releases.

An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in climate/environmental science and science communication. Experience in scientific plain writing, market research, statistics, creating newsletters/social media campaigns is welcome.

This will be a paid, part-time internship position, working remotely. For details and to apply, please go to:

Other Applications

To apply for an unpaid internship position, please submit the following materials to
  1. Cover letter, including:
    • Proposed project plan based on an NCICS program area (visit our Expertise and Portfolio pages for additional information) or a statement of general interest
    • Brief description of prior experience and interest
    • Proposed dates for the internship
  2. Official information regarding approved enrollment or participation in an internship program with a school/home institution, if applicable
  3. Recommendation letter
  4. Most recent transcripts
  5. Resume

For questions, email: