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Employment Opportunity - Student Intern Print E-mail

The US Global Change Research Program ( is currently advertising for a student assistant position at the National Coordination Office in Washington, DC. 

Internship Opportunity in Climate Change and Health
The US Global Change Research Program is looking for a student intern to assist with interagency efforts focusing on climate change and human health.  The intern will be based in Washington, DC, providing ample opportunity to gain knowledge in federal policies and interagency cooperation.  This position provides an excellent opportunity to learn about federal and international climate change activities and research, specifically those related to the climate-health nexus. 

Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, with college level coursework in relevant disciplines such as environmental or earth sciences, health sciences or public health, and/or communications. 

Apply here. Applications due by Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Carbon Cycle Scientists Plan for Next Decade Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 07:36

Posted by Gyami Shrestha and Becky Fried


Last month, USGCRP's Carbon Cycle Science Program facilitated a series of briefings for the release of the 2011 U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan a document that will serve to guide carbon cycle research in the United States over the next decade.

Carbon is the foundation for all life on Earth. It is stored in reservoirs across the planet, including our oceans, atmosphere, plants, soils, and fossil fuels, and is a central component of food, shelter, transportation and other basic needs of human society.

Federal Register Notice for a Conference Call Meeting of the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee Print E-mail

Federal Register Notice: "NOAA: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Meeting pdf | html

A Notice by the Commerce Department on 03/26/2012.

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming conference call meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). The call is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time.  Public access will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006.

NCO Opportunities in Administration Print E-mail
March 8, 2012

The US Global Change Research Prorgram ( is currently advertising for two administrative-level positions at the National Coordination Office in Washington, DC.  

The first position is for an Administrative Assistant that would serve as the front face of the office and provide general reception and administrative duties to the National Coordination Office Staff.  In addition, this position is also responsible for serving as the manager of the Resource Library (formerly known as the Global Change Research Information Office or GCRIO). Apply here by March 20. 

The second position is for a student intern to facilitate and implement administrative and technical tasks for the National Climate Assessment within the USGCRP National Coordination Office.  Students must be enrolled in college or university and completed or enrolled in coursework in relevant disciplines, such as environmental or earth sciences, political science, social science, or communications.  Apply here by March 20.

Federal Register Notice for the National Climate Assessment (Oct. 20, 2011) Print E-mail

October 20th, 2011

Federal Register Notice: "NOAA: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee pdf | html

The NCADAC will meet November 16-17, 2011, at the following times: November 16 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and November 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

The meeting will be held at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory—David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC), 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3337. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO ( by November 1, 2011.

The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30 minute public comment period on November 16 at 5 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO ( by November 10, 2011 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO's Office by November 10, 2011 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after November 10, 2011 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301-563-6162, by November 1, 2011.

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