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  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.4 - 29 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Watch (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Dembi Dolo, Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NE of Fresno, California - United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southwestern, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of Kissidougou, Faranah - Guinea

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Rumbek, Lakes - South Sudan

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Ndele, Bamingui-Bangoran - Central African Republic

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Myrtle Beach--Socastee, SC--NC Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 24 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Eloise

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 27 km SSW of Nueve de Julio, Argentina

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 140 km NNW of Dili, Timor Leste

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tsunami (Hawaiian Islands) - San Juan Argentina - 6.6

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - in Mendoza Province, Argentina - 6.6

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tsunami (Pacific Ocean) - San Juan Argentina - 6.6

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Joshua

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Lufkin, TX Region, United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Port Arthur, TX Region, United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kinston, NC Region, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Kimi

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - South Kalimantan, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 50 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

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    3 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Pakistan

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Central Switzerland

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Southern Italy

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern Greece

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northeastern France

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Mexico

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - British Columbia, Canada

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Paraguay

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    3 days ago WARNING

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    3 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Spain

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Mindanao Region, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Randall County (East Fire Fire), Texas, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southern Quebec, Canada

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Southern Austria

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southwestern Greece

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northwestern India

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern Japan

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Tome (Cerro Estanque Fire), Chile

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southwestern Peru

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Madagascar

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Africa

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Kenya

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Central Asia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - La Soufriere, St Vincent and the Grenadines

    1 week ago WARNING

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

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Madeira, Portugal

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Chikungunya - Chad

    3 months ago WARNING

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NOW HIRIING! PDC is seeking a Director of Information Technology

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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