Opportunities at PDC

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  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 55 miles SE of Sand Point, Alaska - 7.5

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 7.5 - 91 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 115 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (Pacific Ocean - Local) - South Of Alaska - 7.5

    41 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 107 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska

    46 minutes ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 117 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska

    46 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 92 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska

    57 minutes ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 133 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 133 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Storm - Epsilon

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Tsunami (Hawaiian Islands) - South Of Alaska - 7.4

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Otavi, Otjozondjupa - Namibia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Tete - Mozambique

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - S of Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa - Namibia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mohembo, North-West - Botswana

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Mavinga, Cuando Cubango - Angola

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Mulanje - Malawi

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Lumbala Nguimbo, Moxico - Angola

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Tambacounda - Senegal

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Depression - Nineteen

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Las Vegas, New Mexico - United States

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - Boulder County (Calwood Fire), Colorado, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Sacramento, California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Yavapai County (Horse Fire), Arizona, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

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

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Grand County (East Troublesome Fire), Colorado, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Carbon County (Mullen Fire), Wyoming, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Arcata (Red Salmon Complex), California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Visalia (SQF Complex), California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Crescent City (Slater and Devil Fires), California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Larimer County (Cameron Peak Fire), Colorado, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Fresno (Creek Fire), California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Plumas and Lassen Counties (North Complex), California, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Picos, Piau - Brazil

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Cceres, Mato Grosso - Brazil

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Altamira, Par - Brazil

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 191 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 9 km SSE of Sánchez, Dominican Republic

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 197 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 42 km NNW of Sinabang, Indonesia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 187 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 194 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Mendocino County (August Complex), California, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 80 km WNW of El Alto, Peru

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Kerinci, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northeastern England, United Kingdom

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Togo

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Slovakia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Czechia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Mexico

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Cebu City, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Cambodia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Chikungunya - Chad

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Madagascar

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

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

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southeastern Peru

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Monkeypox - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    2 months 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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