Opportunities at PDC

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  • Tornado - Bismarck, ND WFO Region, US

    3 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    4 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    10 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    10 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Adelaide River, Northern Territory - Australia

    14 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    14 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    18 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Khandyga, Chukot - Russia

    18 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - W of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    18 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Khandyga, Chukot - Russia

    18 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - S of Verkhoyansk, Chukot - Russia

    18 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Tunguskhaya, Chukot - Russia

    19 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Tunguskhaya, Chukot - Russia

    19 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Tunguskhaya, Chukot - Russia

    19 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Put Lenina, Chukot - Russia

    19 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Cherskiy, Chukot - Russia

    19 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    57 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 29 km SSE of Mina, Nevada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Gallup, New Mexico - United States

    53 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    53 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Atlanta, GA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Anderson, IN Region, United States

    58 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 17 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Malanje - Angola

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Ndalatando, Cuanza Norte - Angola

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Four-e

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Wilton, IA Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Western Ukraine

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Yangtze Region, China

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Davao del Sur, Philippines

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Chile

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sabah, Malaysia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bangladesh

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Manitoba, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Japan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Assam, India

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern China

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern Poland

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern Norway

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Washoe County (Mahogany Fire), Nevada, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northeastern Argentina

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Eastern Argentina

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - Ascension Island region

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - St. Louis, MO--IL Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Camden, AR Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 138 km SW of Corinto, Nicaragua

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 10 km S of Marmaris, Turkey

    9 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Watseka, IL Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Gorontalo Province, Indonesia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - North Sulawesi, Indonesia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Czechia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Valparaiso, Chile

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Abidjan, Cote DIvoire

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.3 - 276 km SE of Hotan, China

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern Haiti

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

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ABOUT OUR TEAM:

Job Opportunities

Come to work with a leading-edge organization and fuel your passion for public service. For nearly 25 years, PDC has supported the most demanding government customers and nonprofits worldwide, sharing in the mission to save lives and reduce disaster risk. As an applied research center managed by the University of Hawai‘i, we continuously develop new technologies and recruit new talent to advance our state-of-the-art solutions in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. You can find PDC job openings on the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii site or through our LinkedIn postings.

Internships

PDC provides mentored internship opportunities to self-motivated students who take pride in their work, have a passion to learn and a commitment to problemsolving. Our internships offer individuals the chance to apply learned skills and theory to real-world problems.

If you are interesting in applying for an internship with PDC, please review the programs available below to see if there is a good match. You should also examine the criteria for a direct internship before submitting your resume with the link below.

Programs Available

Akamai Workforce Initiative

Offered to college students in Hawaii. Applications accepted in November. Please check the site for details.
https://akamaihawaii.org/interning/

University of Hawai‘i Student Employment & Cooperative Education (SECE)

Available only to college students within the UH system. PDC posts internship position descriptions to this site.
https://sece.its.hawaii.edu/sece/login

CareerLink – UH Maui College Cooperative (Co-Op) Education program

Available only to UH-MC students. Please check the site for details.
http://maui.hawaii.edu/careerlink/

Ke Alahele Program

Offered through Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) internship program
http://www.medb.org/programs/education-to-workforce/ke-alahele-education-fund/

Direct Internships

Direct internships with PDC are also available on an as-needed basis. Please inquire per the guidelines below.

Internship Criteria

  • All internships are based on the island of Maui in Hawaii. PDC does not support internships outside of Maui.
  • All internship programs are paid internships. However, we do not offer relocation or housing support.
  • Technical internships are for summer undergraduate and graduate students. Communications internships are offered year-round.
  • U.S. Citizenship is not required, however:
    • Candidates MUST have permission to work in the U.S. for the duration of internship; and
    • PDC does NOT sponsor visas for international students.
  • Long-term internships (for graduate students) may be as long as 6 months. Candidates must submit a resume as part of the submission. Areas of interest for internship may also be submitted.

 

  • For PDC’s direct internship program, the applicant must submit a resume. Area(s) of interest for internship may also be submitted. Internship is contingent upon need and availability.

Skills We Need

Over the years, interns have made valuable contributions to PDC projects and activities with such skills as:

Computer or GIS skills and literacy

  • Computer programming (C++, Java, Jscript, …)
  • Scripting (PHP, Python, Shell, …)
  • Web/App development (HTML, CSS, JSON, …)
  • AI experience and/or interest
  • GIS (data processing, visualization, …)
  • Imagery and/or Image analysis
  • Physical sciences and/or modeling
  • Data analysis and/or statistics

Communications or design skills and literacy

  • Public relations, communications, content development experience
  • Web UX / UI design principles
  • Graphic design using latest Adobe products
  • Video editing
  • Marketing copy development
  • Social media content management

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