NCO Student Intern Opportunities with the Global Change Information System Print E-mail

The US Global Change Research Program (globalchange.gov) is currently advertising for two student assistant positions at the National Coordination Office in Washington, DC. 

GCIS Student Assistant III
New, Student Internship (up to 20 hours/wk during school or up to 40hours/wk during summer; dependent upon workload).  Based in Washington, DC.

Under minimal NCO staff guidance, the assistant will perform the following tasks:

  • Examines various components of the global change program, performing background research to identify existing and emerging datasets, papers, projects, people, etc., and assists in planning for the integration of said components into the GCIS from a content organizational perspective.
  • Discovers and transforms available metadata and augments with additional metadata as needed for adequate integration into the GCIS. This may involve automated work applying or augmenting tools and also manual text editing to match the existing format of that information to the necessary format. 
  • Identifies key concepts and topics of the relevant components and tags appropriate concepts and relationships between entities and integrate those components into the GCIS. This may involve web-based research, browsing research papers and/or communicating directly on behalf of the GCIS project with authors, program managers and agency data center personnel. 
  • Assists with additional duties as needed. 

Applications due by Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Programming Student Assistant III
New, Student Internship (up to 20 hours/wk during school or up to 40hours/wk during summer; dependent upon workload).  Based in Washington, DC.

Under minimal NCO staff guidance, the assistant will perform the following tasks:

  • Examines various components of the global change program, including identifying relevant datasets, papers, projects, people, etc. and assisting in planning their integration into the GCIS from a relational and programming perspective. 
  • Assists with harmonization of data models and metadata representations of those components, their relationships and their provenance for integration into the GCIS. 
  • Develops tools, including designing, developing, implementing and debugging software systems, to transform and integrate existing information about those components into the GCIS. 
  • Develops prototype web-based presentation and visualization of global change data and other information. 
  • Assists with additional duties as needed.

Applications due by Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Apply Here