Disaster Impacts and Response Intern (MAF and RIEMA)

For the Spring 2017 semester, our group is looking for a strong student to work ~5 hours/week (paid) on a RIEMA project.
Disaster Impacts and Response Intern (MAF and RIEMA)
Position Description:

The Marine Affairs Visualization Lab (MAVL) is seeking a graduate student to assist in developing a training simulation for first responders for approximately 5 hours/week (paid) over the Spring semester. The selected candidate will work with MAVL, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), and the Coastal Resource Center to develop a database of vulnerable infrastructure to be used in damage simulations.  These simulations will be used in an upcoming training exercise and incorporate the latest wind and storm surge models developed at the Graduate School of Oceanography.

Vulnerable infrastructure includes any structure, road, or infrastructure (e.g., radio tower) identified as being of concern by local experts and emergency managers.  “Thresholds” at which the infrastructure is subject to damage by wind or storm surge will also be defined.  The candidate’s responsibilities will include collecting spatial data through analysis of arial photographs and on-the ground fieldwork, expert elucidation through online surveys and/or interviews, and helping to create and manage a database for in coordination with RIEMA and MAVL.
Applicants should have excellent people skills, experience with Microsoft Excel. Database management, ARCGIS, and experience with interviews and surveys are all a plus.
The intern will be under the supervision of Dr. Austin Becker, Peter Stempel (MAVL) and Stephen Conard (RIEMA).
If interested, send a cover letter, CV, and your unofficial transcript by Feb 3 to abecker@uri.edu.