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

 

2017 Summer Placement

Katie Chambers

Katie Chambers

Zambia
June 3 - August 23, 2016

Katie is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering with a focus on Engineering for Developing Communities. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2016. In Ethiopia, Katie will be developing flood inundation maps for communities downstream of hydroelectric dams. These maps will guide the development of Early Warning Early Action frameworks for the Ethiopian Red Cross Society and IFRC. Her environmental engineering research investigates the comparative vulnerabilities and resilience of different types of sanitation systems found in resource-limited communities, as well as the tradeoffs made when prioritizing resilience in system selection. Read more ...

 

2016 Summer Placement

Sierra Gladfelter

Sierra Gladfelter

Zambia
June 3 - August 23, 2016

In Zambia, Sierra will be supporting the monitoring and evaluation component of the 'City Learning Lab processes’ Zambia Red Cross Society program. This includes supporting the facilitation and documentation of the First Lusaka Learning Lab for the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project, including contribution to the development of a learning framework and establishing a learning baseline, researching background materials and preparing reading materials in collaboration with the FRACTAL team and documenting learning during the Learning Lab interactions and compiling a learning report. In addition, Sierra will support ongoing field work activities of the Zambia Red Cross Society as well as contribute to the sharing of concepts for the ‘Forecast Based Finance’ project, compiling existing materials on forecast based finance, developing a participatory training course to illustrate the principles of Forecast Based Finance. Read more ...

 

2014 summer placements

Leslie Dodson

Leslie Dodson

Lusaka, Zambia and Capetown, South Africa
May 14 - August 28, 2014

Leslie Dodson is a PhD candidate in the ATLAS Institute at CU-Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, where she is pursuing a doctorate in Technology, Media & Society. Her Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) research involves the design of a communications system for the largest fog water harvesting project in North Africa which will serve hundreds of rural Berber residents in southwest Morocco. Read more ...

   
Drew Zackary

Drew Zackary

Lira, Apac, Karamoja and Otuke, Uganda
May 27 - August 20, 2014

Drew Zackary is a Phd student in cultural Anthropology at CU Boulder.  He received a M.A. in Anthropology from UC Denver and a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology from Colorado State University. Drew’s current interest is in how climate change, livelihoods, conservation and culture interact at the local level.  His Masters thesis investigated ranching livelihoods outside of Yellowstone National Park after wolf re-introduction. Previously he has used sustainable livelihoods household assessment models to work in teams investigating agriculture in Ecuador. Read more

 

2013 summer placements

Amy Quandt

Amy Quandt

Isiolo, Kenya
May 18 – August 5, 2013

Executive Summary

Climate-Smart, Ecosystem-Friendly Livelihoods Assessment prepared by Amy Quandt

   
Arielle Tozier de la Poterie

Arielle Tozier de la Poterie

Soroti, Uganda
May 22 – August 11, 2013

Executive Summary

Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) Report for Climate Change Adaptation Project in Teso and Karamoja prepared by Arielle Tozier de la Poterie

 

   
Kanmani Venkateswaran

Kanmani Venkateswaran

Lusaka, Zambia
May 11 – August 11, 2013

Executive Summary

Improving Flood Risk Management in Zambia prepared by Kanmani Venkateswaran