Internship Vacancy: CCST – Earth System Science Centre

Key information

Organisation: CCST - Earth System Science Centre
Location: Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Reference ID: Y9QYM
Salary Description: A BP Internship Award (NRE) of £2,000 is available subject to eligibility. Please see award conditions at the Careers Office.
Flexible Start Date: Vacancies are offered for the period of July to September 2018
Internship Duration:Flexible
Application deadline: 19 February 2018

Organisation/Company Description

The CCST, was launched in August 2008 as a research, development and innovation center at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), with a mission to generate interdisciplinary scientific knowledge for the national development with equality, symmetry, fairness, impartiality and conformity aiming on reducing the social and environmental impacts in the Earth System. Provide quality technical-scientific information to guide public policies of mitigation and adaptation to global environmental changes.

To expand Brazil's scientific, technological and institutional capacity for global change, with the objective of increasing knowledge about the process, identifying the impacts on the country and subsidizing public policies to address the problem at the national and international levels.


Considering the need to minimize the negative impacts of human activities on natural systems, which are vital to sustainability and human well-being, CCST develops research and scientifically based solutions on enabling Brazil to walk towards a sustainable, safe and socially just society. The CCST follows and participates in the definition of new scientific paradigms, which are being presented by the international community, in particular within the scope of Future Earth, and other international initiatives, which aim on developing science focusing on contemporary problems seeking implementation of solutions by means of subsiding public policies. CCST works on formulating scenarios for a sustainable national development, strongly based on environmental data monitoring networks and Earth System modelling by integrating and expanding the scientific expertise within the centre, and in collaboration with other institutions. Sustainable development is a central goal of CCST activities.

Project Details

The positions offer the opportunity to work in a scientific research environment, looking at several aspects of Earth system science studies.

Projects are distributed in the following areas:

  1. Impact, adaptation and vulnerability studies
  2. Biogeochemistry
  3. Biosphere-atmosphere interaction and land use
  4. Hydrology and ecology
  5. Renewable energy resources
  6. Severe weather and lightning research
  7. Earth system science modelling
  8. Indicators of land use sustainability

Applicant Profile

A vibrant student looking to have an international experience and who is interested in Earth system science, with special focus on tropical environment.

Applicant must be in late stage of undergraduate degree (finalist) or undertaking a postgraduate taught masters or research.

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