Spring 2017: Apply for research internship with the Arctic Domain Awareness Center

by Michelle Saport  |   

uscg-cutter-healy-adac-researchThe Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) Workforce Development Program (WFD) is recruiting graduate and undergraduate research interns for its projects, including:

  • Arctic Oil Spill Modeling
  • Identifying, Tracking and Communicating Sea-Ice Hazards in an Integrated Framework
  • Ice Condition Index
  • Arctic Information Fusion Center
  • Low Cost Wireless Remote Sensors for Arctic Monitoring and Lifecycle Assessment

The ADAC educational programs, including WFD, are designed to contribute to the growth of a highly skilled workforce for Homeland Security agencies, and through ADAC-related research, to contribute to the capabilities of US Coast Guard operator to provide disaster relief, search and rescue, and humanitarian aid in the Arctic.

For qualified applicants, the 12-month program provides the following:

  • Monthly stipend of $1,000 for undergraduates and $1,800 for graduate students
  • Tuition waivers for graduate students
  • Mentoring and professional development across the extensive ADAC Research Network

Funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the WFD Internship eligibility requirements include:

  • Current full-time enrollment in graduate or under-graduate degree-seeking program within a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Maintenance of cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on 4.00 scale, averaged over all academic terms
  • Ability to pass a background check as required by many positions in the homeland security field
  • Agreement to proactively seek and obtain paid employment within the Homeland Security Enterprise for at least one year after graduation. DHS agencies on the local, state and national levels include:
    • USS Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • US Customs and Border Protection
    • US Coast Guard
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
    • US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • Transportation Security Administration
    • US Secret Service
    • Directorate for Management
    • National Protection and Programs Directorate
    • Science and Technology Directorate
    • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
    • Office of Health Affairs; Office of Intelligence and Analysis
    • Office of Operations Coordination
    • Office of Policy
  • Adherence to the ADAC Research Safety Plan

ADAC is hosted by the University of Alaska, with work conducted at UA campuses in Anchorage and Fairbanks, and across a community of academic centers.

ADAC's mission is to develop and transition technology solutions, innovative products, and educational programs; and to improve situational awareness and crisis response capabilities related to emerging maritime challenges posed by the dynamic Arctic environment. For more information, please visit our website at adac.uaa.alaska.edu.

The application period is now open. For more information or to apply, please contact: Clarice Conley, ADAC education outreach and workforce development director cidickess@alaska.edu / (907) 786-0425

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