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*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
USFS Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Office of Sustainability and Climate. This is a virtual opportunity that will require limited travel (less than 25%).
The Forest Service (FS) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service manages a system of 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands in 44 States and Puerto Rico. These lands encompass 193 million acres, an area almost twice the size of California. They have some of the richest resources and most breathtaking scenery in the world, as well as drinking water for millions of Americans; these lands also help create or maintain hundreds of thousands of jobs. Impacts from climate change, extreme weather, and other disturbances—along with changing human demands—challenge our ability to ensure that ecosystems are healthy, resilient, and thus more adaptable to changing conditions.
The Forest Service Office of Sustainability and Climate provides information and tools, technical assistance, and policy support on climate change adaptation, carbon stewardship, and sustainable operations for the Forest Service.
Research Project: This is a virtual fellowship. The Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Fellow will be part of a collaborative team of researchers and practitioners that includes the Office of Sustainability and Climate, the USFS Southern Region and Southern Research Station, and the Nature Conservancy. The team will be integrating the latest scientific information to assess the vulnerability of forested ecosystems in the Southern Appalachians region of the United States. Activities anticipated for the fellow may include include:
Learning Objectives: The participant will have a chance to:
Mentor: The mentor for this opportunity is Leslie Brandt (Leslie.firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact the mentor.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 2023. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year but may be extended upon recommendation of USFS and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The current stipend for this opportunity is up to $89,000 per year.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and USFS. Participants do not become employees of USDA, USFS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.USFS.WO@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past three years.
Employer Job ID: USDA-USFS-WO-2023-0372
Required graduation year
2020 - 2023
Skills you'll need for this internship
provided by employer
What happens after you send in your application?
ORISE has not provided an expected interview date. Due to the volume of applications, ORISE has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.
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