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Opportunity for an internship with the Fall 2021 Climate System Research Center

Opportunity for an internship with the Fall 2021 Climate System Research Center

The Earth Institute is reposting the Fall 2021 opportunity for full-time Columbia University graduate students. This particular project provides internships with a hands-on work experience and enables the Earth Institute Center to grow professionally while benefiting from meaningful contributions.

The internship will start in mid-November and will work until mid-February.

Apply:

Complete the online application available here Until 11:55 ET on October 18, 2021.

Only full-time Colombian graduate students can apply for this internship. The decision will be made shortly after the deadline.

Students selected for the position will attend the Earth Institute Student Research Showcase in the spring of 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact David Morales-Miranda (dmiranda@ei.columbia.edu).


Modeling the movement of people due to conflict and food insecurity East Africa (GRA)

Department: Climate System Research Center

Expected task: Selected candidates use the Free Agent Based Model (ABM) to use the Bayesian framework to simulate human movement in the Horn of Africa. This includes running the model, analyzing the data generated by the model, and applying the results to an improved version of ABM. First, the intern analyzes thousands of Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations to detect current model performance uncertainties and biases. The intern then uses these results to apply to the ABM framework. Finally, the intern builds on existing modeling capabilities to study the combined effects of conflict and food insecurity on migration. Open source data from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) database and food anxiety indicators edited by FAO-UN are applied to the modeling framework.

Required skills:

  • Python coding skills
  • Statistics and Bayesian aptitude
  • Geospatial analysis or network analysis (plus)

Opportunity for an internship with the Fall 2021 Climate System Research Center

https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/10/12/fall-2021-internship-opportunity-with-the-center-for-climate-systems-research/ Opportunity for an internship with the Fall 2021 Climate System Research Center

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