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Salary12 Weeks ($480.00/week =$5760.00)

Project Description: This intern will participate as a member of a team digitizing and making historical reports and data accessible online at Acadia National Park. The goal is to make the reports and data accessible for researchers, managers, educators, artists, and other people who are interested. The team includes NPS, Schoodic Institute, Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Climate to Thrive, College of the Atlantic, and others. The intern will focus on entering metadata describing the reports and cleaning and formatting key data sets and their metadata to make them accessible. Some of these data setse.g., records of biodiversity, climate, and water quantity and qualityare of particular interest for educators and artists to incorporate into lessons on science and data literacy or to use to interpret climate change and other environmental changes. The intern will create versions of these data sets and will draft accompanying communication materials (e.g., web articles or resource briefs) so that educators
and artists can readily understand and use the data. These data sets, metadata, and communications materials will be posted on the NPS Data Store and will be linked from the park website. The intern will also go into the field to collect the same types of data to become familiar with the data collection methods, which will aid with writing metadata and communications materials. The intern will communicate results via a report and presentation. Duties, responsibilities, and tasks to support this work include:–Attend training in safety and field policies and protocols– Work as a member of a team, which will include staff from multiple organizationsWork with reports, data, and metadata, following standard proceduresWork in the field –Follow safety and field policies and protocols.