Thesis/Internships/Assistantships

Last Updated: June 23, 2021

Environmental Justice Assistantship and Possible Master's Project

  • Dr. Jen Wright is looking for students in helping us conduct interviews with residents in local public housing communities to better understand the health impacts being experienced by residents.
  • Possibility of making $10/hour.
  • Also, currently developing an Environmental Justice Profile to measure and quantify community environmental vulnerabilities, which might make for a good master’s project
  • If interested in the interviewing assistantship or the potential master's project, please contact Dr. Jen Wright (wrightjj1@cofc.edu)

Seismology Field Assistance

  • Dr. Steven Jaume is installing seismometers in the greater Summerville, SC region as part of a US Geological Survey funded project.
  • Unfortunately, he does not have funds to pay a grade student (there are only funds for undergraduate field assistants in the grant), but he would not mind having a bit more help.
  • If you're interested, please contact Dr. Jaume, jaumes@cofc.edu

Planning Internship with Berkeley Charleston Dorchester (BCD) Council of Governments (North Charleston, SC)

  • Regional planning projects need interns to assist in the Summer of 2021, with the potential to continue the internship into the Fall of 2021.
  • Assist professional planning staff conduct research, collect and analyze data, produce maps and graphics, and draft reports on a variety of topics, including land use and zoning, multi-modal transportation, environmental, economic development, and community development
  • May also assist with preparation of materials and facilitation of public outreach activities
  • Intern schedules are part-time, with flexible hours, ranging from 18-28 hours/week
  • Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in research, data management, communications, presentations, and computer programs are necessary. Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Adobe Creative Suite 6 software is desired, but not required
  • Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a four-year university or master’s program in city and regional planning, engineering, historic preservation, public administration, data science, environmental studies, urban studies, or a related field.
  • Compensation is provided based on qualifications
  • To apply: Interested students should send their resume to Kathryn S. Basha, Planning Director at kathrynb@bcdcog.com or BCD Council of Governments, 5790 Casper Padgett Way, North Charleston, SC 29406

Environmental Education Graduate Assistant at SCDNR

  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve are looking for a graduate student to work with our Marine Science Education Program. This program will provide a graduate student the opportunity to learn effective science communication techniques for all ages. There are multiple areas for potential thesis or internship report topics.
  • One new project is our Coastal Conservation Careers pipeline! Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields lack racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, ability, and gender diversity. This project will strengthen the conservation pipeline by developing programs for rural middle and high schools, empowering more teachers to bring scientific concepts into their classrooms, and creating guiding resources for late high school, college students, and early career individuals.
  • https://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/NERR/index.html. For more information, contact Julie Binz at binzj@dnr.sc.gov