The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has two internship positions available for recent college graduates interested in gaining valuable professional experience while supporting the Institute’s mission to reduce the risks from earthquakes. This position can begin as early as May 2015, but the start date is flexible and students from both quarter and semester schools are encouraged to apply.
The approximately six month internship offers engagement in a number of interesting EERI projects. The intern would focus primarily on the Concrete Coalition, the World Housing Encyclopedia, and the Confined Masonry Network projects.
Tasks are varied, although day-to-day work focuses on supporting EERI projects and staff through research, project coordination, and website development and maintenance.
Internship Requirements Include:
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, science, architecture, or public policy.
- Familiarity with issues in earthquake risk reduction.
- Proficiency in Excel and Word
- Basic HTML skills and some knowledge of website development and maintenance (WordPress and Joomla), or willingness to learn
- Skills with graphic design programs such as Adobe InDesign or Illustrator
- Curiosity, strong interpersonal skills, and a flexible attitude towards work.
- Ability to take initiative and independently solve problems.
The intern will need to work in the EERI office, which means living in the Bay Area. (No moving or housing support provided). EERI interns are provided a stipend of $1,700 a month.
EERI Post Graduation internships are a great way to gain valuable professional experience, to be involved in meaningful projects related to seismic safety and risk reduction, and to make connections with EERI’s multi-disciplinary professional community. The EERI office is conveniently located in downtown Oakland, close to BART and the freeway.
You can learn more about the EERI Post Graduation Internship Program at: https://www.eeri.org/about-eeri/post-graduate-internship-program/.
Interested applicants should upload their resume, a one-page cover letter highlighting their qualifications and interest in the EERI internship program, and two references to the secure website here: https://www.eeri.org/cohost/registration/internship-application. Preference is given to EERI members. Applications should be submitted by April 13, 2015. EERI would like a commitment of six months, but recent graduates available only for the summer will be considered. New internship positions become available every four to six months. Interviews will be held the week of April 20, 2015.