NPS director and interns
NPS Director Jon Jarvis meets with Climate Change Interns.
Training Opportunities

The National Capital Region offers training opportunities to enhance your understanding of climate change issues.

By participating in our internships and other initiatives, you can help the NPS, its partners and park visitors find climate change solutions, while gaining valuable science and communication skills.

Training opportunities are described below. Check back frequently for new opportunities.

Climate Change Communications Internship Program
The 2010 Climate Change Communications Interns.

The Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance is pleased to offer Climate Change Communications Internships.

This internship program is designed to assist national parks in the NCR to describe and communicate climate change complexity. The internships are open to students and volunteers from diverse fields, including natural resource management, ecology, geography and GIS, policy and media.

Interns gain experience in the development of science communication messages, and disseminate knowledge about climate change and its effects on national parks. Some past internship projects have included:

  • Developing educational materials for nonprofit partners
  • Producing radio podcasts and short films.
  • Assisting parks in completing carbon audits.
  • Creating fact sheets for interpreters.

Internship applications are presently closed. Please check back later for application instructions.


Giselle Mora-Bourgeois
Science Education Coordinator
National Park Service
Center for Urban Ecology
4598 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 342-1443 x220