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  • Wildfire - W of Tucurui, Pará - Brazil

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Lithgow, New South Wales - Australia

    55 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Inverell, New South Wales - Australia

    55 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - W of Wyndham, Western Australia - Australia

    55 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    57 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfires - New South Wales, Australia

    55 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - W of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal - South Sudan

    58 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 133km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Typhoon - Fengshen

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 7.1 - 138km E of Bitung, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Depression - Kalmaegi

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Twenty-e

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 131km E of Bitung, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 130km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 131km E of Bitung, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 139km NNW of Sabang, Indonesia

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bogalusa, LA Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 137km E of Bitung, Indonesia

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 137km E of Bitung, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 136km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 132km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 129km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 130km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 133km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 141km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 137km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Algeria

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 134km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • High Winds - Germany

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northwestern Spain

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Var, France

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Northwestern Italy

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern Italy

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Eastern Wales, United Kingdom

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern Japan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Vallenar Commune (Los Perales Viejos Fire), Chile

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • High Winds - Southern Argentina

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 135km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Queensland, Australia

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Mexico

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Venice, Italy

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Bolivia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Malaysia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 132km E of Bitung, Indonesia

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 131km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (Pacific Ocean - Local) - Molucca Sea - 7.1

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tsunami (Hawaiian Islands) - Molucca Sea - 7.4

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - in the Northern Molucca Sea, Indonesia - 7.4

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 31km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Carlsberg Ridge

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 28km S of Ashkasham, Afghanistan

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 69km SSW of Painan, Indonesia

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Midwestern, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bearskin Lake First Nation, Ontario, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Matera City, Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Southeastern France

    1 day ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central Switzerland

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northeastern Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Western and Northern DR Congo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sudan and Sudan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Southeastern Switzerland

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Broken Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Copahue, Chile-Argentina

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Yauyos District, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Panama

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Austria

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Switzerland

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 months ago ADVISORY

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Job Opportunities

Come to work with a leading-edge organization and fuel your passion for public service. For nearly 25 years, Pacific Disaster Center (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 Hawaii, we are continuously developing new technologies and recruiting new talent to help us advance our state-of-the-art solutions in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Find out about job openings at PDC on the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii website at www.rcuh.com.

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 problem-solving. Our internships offer individuals the chance to apply learned skills and theory to real-world problems.

Programs Available

Akamai Workforce Initiative

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

University of Hawaii 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 Needed

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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