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Tribal Climate Resilience Internship Opportunity

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BIA Pathways Internship (Tribal Climate Resilience) (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526519600)

While the funding announcement references “Rangeland”, applications are also being accepted for Tribal Climate Resilience Internships through the BIA Pathways program. There are two summer internship opportunities (located in Eugene and Corvallis, OR) available for Tribal applicants. Applicants are eligible for the Rangeland and Tribal Climate Resilience internships.

Opportunity #1 (Eugene, OR)

The first opportunity will be co-hosted by the University of Oregon’s Tribal Climate Change Project, the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program. Mentorship and oversight will primarily be the responsibility of the Tribal Climate Change Project coordinator with secondary mentorship provided by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians’ (ATNI) Tribal Liaison at the NW CASC in Corvallis, OR. Internship tasks may include supporting the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network; updating the online, searchable Tribal Climate Change database; participating in the national network of BIA pathways interns; field visits to tribal resiliency projects in the Northwest; assisting with the ATNI’s Tribal Climate Camp, the Tribal Canoe Journey, and/or the Tribal Leaders Climate Summit; and other tasks as assigned.

Opportunity #2 (Corvallis, OR)

The second opportunity will be co-hosted by the NW CASC and the BIA Tribal Resilience Program. Mentorship and oversight will primarily be the responsibility of ATNI’s Tribal Liaison at the NW CASC in Corvallis, OR. Internship tasks may include reviewing and summarizing Tribal climate resiliency planning documents; cataloging tribal climate adaptation actions; creating and presenting research results in posters or presentations; generating outreach and marketing materials; participating in the regional Tribal Climate Change Project network; participating in the national network of BIA pathways interns; field visits to tribal resiliency projects in the Northwest, assisting with the ATNI’s Tribal Climate Camp, the Tribal Canoe Journey, and/or the Tribal Leaders Climate Summit; and other tasks as assigned.

The interns can work with their supervisor to determine the details of their work schedule, but would likely work between 20 and 40 hours/week. The application deadline is April 5, 2019.