Internship

Science Intern

Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC (CRC), is a Southeast Florida-based, geospatial data and analytics startup. CRC is the only provider of online, Software as a Service (SaaS), comprehensive, coastal climate impact assessments to individuals, businesses and governments in the US and internationally. We began business in 2015 with three world-class scientists and university professors, who believed that cloud-based, climate impact risk analysis was required to help a billion coastal residents around the world get climate ready and storm safe.  We are now an emerging major player in the climate adaptation tech and climate adaptation consulting industries.  Coastal Risk is pioneering a new model for providing effective, relevant, and forward-thinking climate impact risk consulting for its clients. CRC is located in Plantation, FL, which is convenient to all major airport hubs in SE Florida. In 2016, CRC was awarded two, American Business Awards (“Stevies”), Silver for the Best Business Services Start-Up and Bronze in the Best Tech Start-Up category.

Overview:

A Science Intern should be a undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree-granting institution looking to gain experience in applied science, geospatial analytics, science communication, and the sales process. The intern will report directly to the Science Director and have the opportunity to work with world-class researchers on sea level rise issues directly affecting the billions of coastal residents around the world.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Develop an intern-led summer project that can be presented at a scientific workshop or conference
  • Attend Science Team meetings, and other relevant meetings and workshops

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a science or engineer major or graduate program
  • Computer programming skills (i.e. GIS, MATLAB, Fortran, R)
    • Nominal GIS skills are required if applicant has other programming skills.
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
    • At minimum, basic understanding of the climate system and sea level rise
    • Ability to work both independently and in a small team environment
    • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Must be well organized, highly motivated, and detail-oriented

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specific coursework on the climate system and/or sea level rise
  • Proficiency in GIS and another programming language

Location:

Plantation, Florida

Availability:

Part-time or full-time for summer 2017. This is a non-paid position that can be arranged for internship course credit.

To Apply -

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter specifying your availability, with the subject "Science Intern" to:

Alec Bogdanoff, Ph.D.
Science Director
alecb@coastalriskconsulting.com

Events

CRC Shares Insights on Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding at Leading Conferences

  • Adaptation Canada, April 2016
  • Environmental Seminar and Earth Day UpdateUniversity of Pennsylvania, May 2016
  • PROVIA Adaptation Futures, Netherlands, May 2016 
  • Sea Level Rise & South FL Real Estate, Fort Lauderdale, FL May 2016  
  • Wharton Business Radio Show, Preparing for Rising Sea Levels, May 2016

Client Testimonials

See What Clients Say About the Value of CRC’s Products

"Duke Properties is a provider of world-class service in the property management business. Having had personal experiences with Superstorm Sandy, we wanted our clients to understand their flooding risks and be prepared. Our management used Coastal Risk's innovative flood and storm models on our private residences. Understanding the value to us, personally, we are now integrating flood prediction modeling into our business processes. Additionally, the staff at Coastal Risk is very knowledgeable and responsive and will take the time needed to explain the model results and discuss cost-effective, adaptation options. This is an exciting new product for the property management industry, which will help us make more informed decisions in the future as climate changes."

Albert Dweck
President
Duke Properties

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