The ClimateSense Professional Internship Program is designed to build adaptation capacity in recent post-secondary students, as well as host organizations within the public and private sectors.
A number of Island organizations were selected to host a recent post-secondary graduate for a six (6) to twelve (12) month internship for 2021. During this time, our interns worked with mentors within the host organization to complete a sector-specific adaptation project, and also took part in ClimateSense Training and Development Programs.
We are pleased to present our 2021 Internship Projects.
UPEI Climate Lab
Climate Sense Intern Katie Sonier partnered with the University of Prince Edward Island Climate Lab is looking at historic and current precipitation patterns in Prince Edward Island to identify spatial and temporal patterns and trends over time. This information will help inform policymakers and the public when making decisions impacted by precipitation, such as choosing to invest in irrigation equipment, if and when irrigation and other water retention tools may be necessary, altering planting or harvesting dates for crops, or moving toward production of crops better suited to our changing climate, among other applications.
We are pleased to present Katie's final project.