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  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - N of Hearst, Ontario, Canada

    14 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Mobile, AL WFO Region, US

    16 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    18 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    20 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    20 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    31 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 46 km ESE of Peace River, Canada

    59 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Babahoyo, Los Rios, Ecuador

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Vallegrande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Birmingham, AL WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Little Rock, AR WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Reykjanes Ridge

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Arctic Outflow - Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Mobile, AL WFO Region, US

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Birmingham, AL WFO Region, US

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Snow Squall - Wiarton, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • High Wind - SW of Belleville, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Aegean Sea

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Newberry, MI Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Gaspe, Québec, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Air Quality - Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Blizzard - Kangirsuk, Québec, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Quebec, Québec, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, NW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Totness, Coronie, Suriname

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Mistassini, Québec, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Gaspe, Québec, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mahakam Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, NE of Penner River, India and Bangladesh

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Little Current, Ontario, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Southwest China

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Thanjavur, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze, Yalong Jiang and Duke He Rivers, China

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia and Vietnam

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buzi Basin, N of Buzi River, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Afghanistan and Pakistan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Fiji region

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

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

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • High Wind - NE of Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Blowing Snow - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Italy

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Syracuse, NY Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 47 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kuantan Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, S of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Medan, Aceh and Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, SE of Irrawaddy River, India and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Southern Asia and Central Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Western Asia, Southern Asia and Caspian Sea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Quelimane, Nampula and Zambezia, Mozambique

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Changuinola Basin, Costa Rica and Panama

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of San Juan de Nicaragua, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Puelo Basin, Puelo and Manso Rivers, Argentina and Chile

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 274 km SSW of Lajes das Flores, Portugal

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Merapi, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

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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