Project Watershed has once again received funding to support the hiring of a summer intern.
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Internships program provides support for the hiring of university students from one of the four PICS consortium universities (UBC, UVic, Simon Frazer, UNBC) to work on topics that align with the PICS strategic research plan. Internships serve to enhance the students’ knowledge and expertise in the area of climate change, as well as to integrate that knowledge into solutions. A sum of $10,000 in internship funding per four-month placement (May to September) has been awarded to the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society for the second year in a row.
“We are please to be able to announce this position first in the Comox Valley and look forward to receiving qualified local applicants for the position,” says Paul Horgen, board chair.
With funding in place, the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is seeking qualified applicants to participate in a project to estimate the amount of carbon is sequestered in eelgrass and salt marshes of the K’omox Estuary, called Blue Carbon.
The successful candidate will gain skills pertinent to estuarine restoration biology, climate adaptation, mapping, and sediment analyses.
For more information students can contact the chair of Project Watershed (p.Horgen@utoronto.ca) or the student employment office on their respective campuses.