The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) internship

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Greetings from the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center!

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The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) internship is an eight-week program starting June 3rd and ending on July 26th. Programming occurs at both Haskell Indian Nations University and at the University of Kansas.  Interns receive a $4,000 stipend, paid travel, housing accommodations, and use of a laptop computer.

Climate & environmental change is altering the landscapes and lifeways of Native communities. The HERS Summer Internship program is prepares tribal college students for scientific and technical careers to meet the challenges of climate change. The goal of the HERS Institute is to promote Indigenous research methodologies by drawing on knowledge from Native peoples to develop broad understandings and strategies for responding to climate and environmental change in Indigenous communities.

Interns receive instruction and exposure to the following: GIS training, professional science writing development, air/water quality data collection and analysis, introduction to Indigenous methodologies, professional development, library resources, and preparation for applying to graduate school. In addition, interns spend one week at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where they receive training in air and water quality field-research techniques.

The HERS Summer Internship program is a collaboration among:
• Haskell Indian Nations University
• University of Kansas
• Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute
• Center for Indigenous Research, Science & Technology
• NSF Kansas EPSCoR Program

All application materials should
be submitted here. Check the
website for deadline extensions.
Documents should be uploaded as
a word document or pdf.

Applications due March 15, 2019