[ES_JOBS_NET] Internship opportunity on seasonal climate forecasts for West Africa

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Jul 25 13:04:29 MDT 2017

We are searching for a bright student to join our team for an applied 
research internship in seasonal climate prediction for cocoa in West 
Africa. Proposed in joint guidance by Rockwinds and the IRD, this 
internship is well suited for students between their 1st and 2nd year of 
Master's program, who are comfortable with computer programming (the 
internship will include a fair amount of coding) and with an interest in 
Climate Science.

Duration: Minimum 2 months

When? Flexible starting date

Where? Rockwinds headquarters, in the center of Bordeaux, with a minimum 
stay of 2 weeks at Université Félix Houphouët Boigny of Abidjan (UFHB) 
in Ivory Coast.

Practical information: Housing costs and salary according to internship 
convection will be covered by Rockwinds

About us:

Rockwinds is a cocoa trading company based in Bordeaux. In an innovative 
approach, Rockwinds is invested in a research effort in climate sciences 
in order to improve its capacity to predict climate evolution and its 
effect on cocoa production in West Africa (source of 70% of the world's 
cocoa production) and to position itself at the forefront of knowledge 
in this domain. An international team with an open, dynamic spirit, we 
aim to obtain high-quality results in a positive, enthusiastic 
atmosphere. You will work in close collaboration with Dr. Alina 
Gainusa-Bogdan, Rockwinds scientific researcher in Climate Sciences.

The French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) 
is a key stakeholder in research for development, wherein Climate 
Sciences represent a domain of strong interest and extensive expertise. 
Based in Ivory Coast, Dr. Arona Diedhiou, IRD researcher and internship 
co-supervisor, is in charge of climate change research and the 
development of climate services through joint programs between France 
and Ivory Coast.

If interested, please contact us as soon as possible by sending a 
message toa.gainusa at rockwinds.com <mailto:a.gainusa at rockwinds.com>or by 
calling us at +33 (0)5 32 09 06 50.

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