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NISS Joint Internships in Federal Agencies: Two Models Nell Sedransk JSM - Vancouver, BC 2 August 2010

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1 NISS Joint Internships in Federal Agencies: Two Models Nell Sedransk JSM - Vancouver, BC 2 August 2010

2 NISS - Partnerships Purposes Research with implementation on agency-designated important problems Recruitment of students and faculty to federal agencies (positions, consulting relationships) PROBLEM + DATA & EXPERTISE + TALENT

3 NISS - Partnerships Team Agency [research] staff Graduate student intern / Postdoctoral fellow Faculty mentor Aspects Joint problem formulation Technical mentoring – faculty and NISS Problem oversight – agency staff Data access – agency Implementation – agency decision

4 NISS-NASS (USDA) Project Teams 3 Teams Agency [research] staff: 2+ per team Graduate student intern: 2 summers Postdoctoral fellow: 2 years (academic year at NASS) Faculty mentor(s) plus NISS director Aspects Joint problem formulation Technical mentoring – faculty and NISS Problem oversight – agency staff Data access – agency Implementation – agency decision

5 NISS-EIA Projects 2 Projects Agency staff: 1 (statistics) & 1+ (substantive) each Graduate student intern: 1* semester & 1 summer Faculty mentor plus NISS director Aspects Joint problem formulation Technical mentoring – faculty and NISS Problem oversight – agency staff Data access – agency Implementation – agency decision

6 NISS Joint Projects for Projects at EIA & NASS EIA: Evaluating macroeconomic energy models EIA: Aggregating data from multiple sources EIA: Data representation at multiple scales NASS: Agricultural (spatial) data analysis, modeling and projections Opportunities Graduate students Paired with faculty Independent applications Postdoctoral fellows Faculty


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