Student Worker - Climate Intern with the Desert Research Institute (Reno, NV)
The position would begin mid to late August 2022 and continue through the fall semester until December 2022 with a possibility to extend into the spring semester depending upon available funds. The position is classified as a student hourly (not a graduate research assistantship). The position involves assisting on a drought-related project funded by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System. Tasks on the project will be conducted under direct supervision of two research climatologists from the Desert Research Institute (Western Regional Climate Center) as well as a faculty member from the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno that serves as the State Climatologist for Nevada. Specifically, the project aims to conduct a weather station inventory and network gap analysis for the state of Nevada and make recommendations to NOAA on new site locations to add new weather stations to help improve drought monitoring around the state.
The position will provide a student the opportunity to broaden their skills in weather and climate as well as in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to address the research objectives. Previous experience/coursework with GIS is required for the position as well as basic knowledge and background in weather/climate is preferred.
Upper division undergraduate student with a background/coursework using GIS ESRI software (ArcGIS), Microsoft Excel, and interest in weather/climate.
Undergraduate degree in Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, Hydrologic Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Biology, Ecology, or other related fields. Preferred qualifications: current graduate student in one of the previously mentioned programs with experience using ESRI ArcPro and PivotTable in Microsoft Excel. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
$20 per hours with no benefits.
10 hours per week. Work will be conducted M-F with flexible hours.