Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program :: Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

About the internship program Application information Summer Placements Notes from the field

 

CU-Boulder has partnered with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) to place graduate students in locations in eastern and southern Africa each summer. This collaborative program targets improvements in environmental communication and adaptation decision-making as well as disaster prevention and preparedness in the humanitarian sector. It connects humanitarian practitioners from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre – an affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – with graduate student researchers at the University of Colorado who are interested in science-policy issues. Through this program we strive to accomplish three key objectives:

  1. to improve the capacity of humanitarian practitioners within International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies network at the interface of science, policy and practice
  2. to help meet needs and gaps as well as work as a research clearing house in environmental communication and adaptation decision-making in response to climate variability and change, as identified through Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre priorities and projects
  3. to benefit graduate students by complementing the classes and research that they undertake in their graduate program with real-world experience in climate applications and development work. Learn more ...

 

Call for Applications Submit your application to redcross@colorado.edu
Application Deadline Extended: Monday February 23, 2015
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Final Report, Executive Summaries

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Drew Zackary, Visits Introduction to Environmental Studies' class2014 Summer Intern, Drew Zackary, Visits 'Introduction to Environmental Studies' class

2014 Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Intern, Drew Zackary, visited CU Boulder class 'Introduction to Environmental Studies' class. See photos ...

 

OgmiusOgmius (Issue 39, Fall 2014) Highlights Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Program

Issue 39 of Ogmius highlighted Leslie Dodson and Drew Zackary's Summer 2014 internships in the RC/RC CC program. Leslie wrote on "Promoting Climate Understanding and Adaptation: A Role for Serious Games and Effective Communication Technology" and Drew's article was on "Climate Change Adaptation: Early-Warning Forecasting in Northern Uganda - Summer 2014". Read the exchange here.

Whittier Elementary2014 Summer Interns Visit Boulder's Whittier Elementary

2014 Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Interns, Leslie Dodson and Drew Zackary, visited Wittier Elementary's 4th grade class in Boulder. See photos ...

 

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre articleHow to 'be Boulder' with climate communications. A webcam session of Paying for predictions
Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
February 18, 2014

The Climate Centre last Thursday remotely facilitated a session at the University of Colorado-Boulder of Paying for predictions – its popular game illustrating the cost, value and use of early warnings in which players decide whether to invest in forecast-based preparedness for floods. Read more ...

Colorado Daily article

CU-Boulder students focus on aid policies with new Red Cross partnership by Jake Hazan
Colorado Daily
June 26, 2013

CSTPR faculty and grad students (Dilling, Daly, Boykoff, Quandt,Tozier de la Poterie, and Venkateswaran) highlighted in Colorado Daily article on CU's Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship program.

Contacts

Max Boykoff (Director)
CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
Environmental Studies Program
Campus Box 488, tel: (303) 735-0451
boykoff@colorado.edu
Arielle Tozier de la Poterie
(Graduate Student Co-coordinator)

Environmental Studies PhD student
Campus Box 488
arielle.tozierdelapoterie@colorado.edu
Meaghan Daly (Graduate Student Co-coordinator)
Environmental Studies PhD student
Campus Box 488
meaghan.daly@colorado.edu
 

These internships are made available through support by the Environmental Studies program (ENVS) and from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR).