The National Park Service has awarded a five-year grant to the National Council for Science & the Environment (NCSE) to develop and administer the George Melendez Wright Climate Change Internship Program through its Campus
to Careers Program which supports college students and recent graduates in their transition to environmental careers through meaningful, paid internships with federal agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses.
The National Park Service is now accepting applications for the George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship. The goals of this student fellowship program are to support new and innovative research on climate change impacts to protected areas and to increase the use of scientific knowledge toward resource management. Awards will be made in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 per fellowship for research to be undertaken in calendar year 2010. Projects may consist of exploratory research that could lead to a larger project funded by other sources but must result in tangible outcomes that are aimed at informing resource decisions. Applications are welcomed for proposed research in any area relevant to the natural and cultural resources of units of the National Park System. Examples include projects addressing vulnerability and risk assessment; adaptation strategies; public perceptions and values; and impacts to cultural landscapes and ethnographic resources.
Open to graduate students or superior upper-level undergraduate students (3.5 GPA or above) currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university. See linked flyer for more information; applications are due March 15, 2010.