HGA is an award-winning architectural, engineering and planning firm seeking an intern to join our Sustainable Design group for 10 hours/week from January through April. This position will work in collaboration with HGA’s Resilient Design Task Force and the Minnesota Resiliency Collaborative, an interdisciplinary, cross-market community of practice that brings together public, private, and academic sectors around topics of climate resilience. This position will receive guidance and mentorship from leaders within HGA and from research scientists from the Minnesota Department of Health’s Climate and Health Program, the Department of Natural Resources Office of Climatology, and the University of Minnesota.
This project involves identifying:
The intern will be responsible for collecting this information with a variety of means, including research library catalogs and phone calls and interviews with authors and researchers.
Deliverables the intern is responsible for include:
1. A report detailing all states or cities and their use of (or lack thereof) downscaled climate data
For those with downscaled data, information on:
2. Written case studies telling stories from states or cities that have successfully used climate data for policy changes, infrastructure and/or design requirement changes (code, guidelines, recommendations), or other applications
Deliverables the intern will contribute to, working in collaboration with their mentors from HGA and the Minnesota Department of Health: