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Available Positions

There are many opportunities at NC State to grow and gain experiences in coastal resilience and sustainability. Student and professional opportunities are available.

Students and Post-docs

The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) is hiring two interns for the summer of 2024.  These will both be full-time paid positions.  Please see the job descriptions below and apply to your preferred position. 

Position #1: Outreach and Engagement Internship

NCORR is seeking an intern with a background or interest in journalism and/or multi-media storytelling to collect and document stories of climate resilience-building throughout North Carolina.  These stories will include projects and processes implemented in NC communities that have impacts in the following areas: 

  • Building or supporting local capacity for climate resilience planning and projects
  • Community resilience building
  • Public health (including impacts on communities’ mental health and trauma) 
  • Public safety 
  • Economic development 

Skills and competencies: 

  • Media analysis
  • Storytelling
  • Multi-media reporting
  • Interview skills
  • Writing and editing skills
  • GIS Skills desirable 

The internship will include three deliverables: 

  1. Develop a multi-media catalogue of resilience stories identified by NCORR staff. Collect and catalogue existing media (news articles, photos, websites, videos, etc.) on resilience success stories from communities across NC. Identify compelling narratives of documented resilience impacts, innovative storytelling approaches, and story ‘hooks’ to inform other deliverables.
  2. Document additional resilience stories identified with NCORR staff. This will include original reporting, interviewing, media collection, writing, and editing to produce stories in various formats—written, audio, and video. 
  3. Develop a protocol for story collection that can be used by NCORR staff in future documentation of resilience stories. This will include background/research protocols, interview protocols, and guidelines for ethical reporting of resilience stories. 

These stories will be shared in various formats on NCORR websites, in presentations, and in forthcoming projects by the Resilience team.

Some travel around NC may be required.

To apply for this position, email Nicole Goddard, Resilience Outreach and Engagement Manager  and include the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position and how your skills align with the project
  • Writing sample OR an example of your other reporting or storytelling in another media format

Position #2: Community Disaster Resilience Zone (CDRZ) Program Internship

The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) received grant funding from the Geos Institute to implement the Climate Ready America, Southeast Navigator Network Program.  The goal of the Navigator Network Program is to connect the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Community Disaster Resilience Zone (CDRZ) communities to training, funding, capacity building, and technical support resources in order to advance their resilience initiatives. 

This program seeks a summer intern to support various programmatic efforts including:

  1. Support the identification, description, and tracking of potential resilience initiatives within the CDRZ communities.
  2. Monitor grant funding sources from local, state, federal, nonprofit and faith-based sources and assist in the matching of resilience initiatives to potential funding sources.
  3. Maintain a comprehensive list of resilience initiatives including status of implementation.
  4. Monitor, and supply data and information to the Geos Institute support grant management, task documentation, and CDRZ community status.
  5. Attend meetings with CDRZ stakeholders and summarize meeting key findings. 

The following skills and competencies are beneficial to the internship but are not required to apply:                                                                       

  • Experience in the development of grants or similar technical documents      
  • Ability to independently research information and summarize in writing                    
  • Comfortable talking to professionals on the phone and at meetings                          
  • Have independent access to a computer, dependable WIFI, and video camera     
  • Skills in Geographic Information Systems 
  • Ability to use MS Office Suite including Word and Excel                                             

To apply for this position, email Helene Wetherington, Resilient Communities Specialist and include the following:

  • Resume
  • A Cover Letter which addresses the following and is one-page maximum in length: 
    • Explain your interest in climate and disaster resilience, 
    • How will this internship support your future professional goals? 
    • The hours and schedule you will be available to work
  • Copy of your transcript
  • One reference from either an academic setting or employer (not a personal friend or family member)