Opportunities at PDC

Join our high-tech team and life-saving mission.

  • Volcano - Manam, Papua New Guinea

    18 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Agen, Aquitaine - France

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    26 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of Georgetown, Queensland - Australia

    24 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Roma, Queensland - Australia

    25 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Katherine, Northern Territory - Australia

    26 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    44 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Mulanje - Malawi

    48 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Windhoek, Khomas - Namibia

    48 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Eastern Queensland, Australia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Santa Barbara (Alisal Fire), California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semisopochnoi, United States

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - La Palma, Spain

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 147 km SE of Karpathos, Greece

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 59 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - W of Yuba City, California - United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Jesup, GA Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 96 km SSE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - W of Gila Bend, Arizona - United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Ebola - North Kivu Province, DRC

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Philippines

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ligonier, IN Region, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kerala, India

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Uganda

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Tulare (Windy Fire/KNP Complex Fire), California - United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 67 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Floods - Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Da Lak Province, Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Madiun Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Yuba City, California - United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 year ago WARNING

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

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Drought - Maine, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Uganda

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hispaniola

    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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