How to apply
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- Letter of application highlighting relevant background, qualifications, interest areas, desired internship period and expected achievement at end of internship (maximum 1 page)
- Curriculum vitae
- Optional: list of publications, posters or talks.
List of potential work tasks
- Main topic: support development of a project on urban climatology, especially related to:
- Data accessibility: organizing climate data from 18 climate sensors measured every 5-15 minutes into accessible formats for further exploration
- Data investigation: analysing data outputs and drawing conclusions from a meteorological-climatological standpoint and relating them to climate risk and adaptation topics
- Data visualization: visualizing data from SEI researchers for a diverse set of users, from Tallinn decision makers to the general public
- Investigate funding possibilities from diverse set of sources and help prepare funding applications involving multiple partners
- Support publications and screen literature to create profound overview of certain topics related to meteorology and climatology
- Conduct data analysis related to meteorological or climate data sets with appropriate technical means
- Communicate with relevant stakeholders, SEI colleagues and external experts
- General: support ongoing projects or preparations of ideas within CEA team and support other work-related tasks on demand, mainly related to meteorological-climatological topics.
Who you are
- Education and/or strong interest and experience in meteorology and/or climatology or related study field such as geography with devotion, knowledge and/or specialization in meteorology/climatology
- Study level: Internships are generally open to everyone, but priority is given to motivated matriculated university students where an internship is either part of the curriculum or thesis project or applicants with work experience looking for new challenges.
- Technical skills: programming skills to analyse larger datasets an advantage
- Web design skills: ability to build or expand existing website (presenting data analysis and visualization) a strong advantage
- Fluency in spoken and written English
- Optional: language skills in Estonian or another Baltic language to conduct user-related work tasks in a local language
How to apply
Use the button below to submit your application. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
For inquiries about the position, please contact Andreas Hoy, Senior Expert Climate and Energy Programme (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SEI Tallinn only offers unpaid internships. Internship candidates are expected to be fully funded and insured by external sources for the full duration of the internship. SEI Tallinn does not provide housing and does not assist in finding accommodation.
Background on Urban Climatology
Climate change hits cities harder than rural areas due to additional warming by surface sealing, lack of ventilation, anthropogenic heat and generally less reflection of incoming short-wave radiation. Furthermore, climate change increases the chance of urban flash floods due to more short-term high-intensity convective precipitation events characterized by large spatial differences within city boundaries. Both aspects are most problematic in the summer. Unfortunately, there is no specific local weather and climate information available in most cities besides point measurements by official weather stations located outside the areas people usually live. Our goal is to establish smart real-time citywide climate monitoring systems to assess the large variability of temperature, relative humidity and precipitation. We want to create a reliable information basis for citizens, decision makers and city planners to support urban climate assessments, risk management, city planning, adaptation and an increase in resilience.
In May 2022, SEI Tallinn distributed 18 meteorological sensors to test an urban climate concept in Tallinn in the frame of the B.Green project. The measurements will provide unprecedented insights into local climate characteristics in Estonia and may feed into a range of future applications useful for decision-making activities like those outlined above. Additionally, they will also provide prospects for rain radar calibration, highly localized weather forecasts and even future projections of heat stress and vulnerability. The sensor network will continue to operate after the project is completely at the end of 2022 and the collected data will be used to initiate future projects with stakeholders from city administrations.