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Ecosystem Service Research Assistant, Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE) – Arava Institute for Environmental Studies - Provided by Arava Institute  

alt="arava institute"The Ecosystem Service Research Assistant will work under the direct supervision of Anthropologist Dr. Avigail Morris.

Intern’s responsibilities include:
-Composing an ecosystem assessment chapter on the desert
-Organizing department meetings and meetings with authors
-Economics of desert ecosystem services
-Assisting Dr. Avigail Morris with work related to ecosystem services in the Arava
-Assisting with the coordination of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology Research platform, especially in issues requiring Hebrew

Qualifications:
-Background in social science
-Background in economics an advantage
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Willing to take on major responsibilities
-Fluency in English required, knowledge of Hebrew or Arabic an advantage

The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Negev | Comments closed
Conservation Agro-Ecosystems Internship, Center for Conservation Agriculture – Dead Sea & Arava Science Center - Provided by Arava Institute  

alt="arava institute dead sea and arava science center"The Conservation Agro-Ecosystems Intern will work on several projects of the Dead Sea & Arava Science Center, under the supervision of Dr. Ilan Stavi.

The intern will be responsible for:
-Monitoring biochar production in the lab
-Physical and chemical testing of biochar
-Managing field and greenhouse experiments in the Southern Arava R&D, as well as in other locations throughout Israel
-Running soil tests
-Field plots establishment, preparation and management
-Soil and crop sampling
-Physical and chemical testing of soil samples
-Data analysis and summarizing
-Optional: writing grant proposals and research papers

Qualifications:
-Some background in soil science, agriculture, environmental studies, physical geography or related field
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant, personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Willing to take on major responsibilities
-English fluency mandatory

The Center for Conservation Agriculture at the Dead Sea & Arava Science Center conducts applied research within the Arava region within the context of sustainable development and cross-border scientific cooperation.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Negev | Comments closed
Water Management Research Internship, Center for Transboundary Water Management – Arava Institute for Environmental Studies - Provided by Arava Institute  

alt="arava institute transboundary water management usaid"The Water Management Research Intern will assist the Center for Transboundary Water Management in its work at the intersection of science and policy on shared waters between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and/or Jordan.

The intern will be responsible for:
-Regional water policy for the Jordan River and Dead Sea basin
-Cross-border stream restoration
-Cross-border wastewater management and reuse
-Appropriate water technologies for off-grid rural and urban communities
-Regional water economics and modeling

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, environmental policy, or environmental engineering required
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for field work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Excellent written and oral English a must, command of either Hebrew or Arabic is an advantage
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours.
-Ability to work independently,

The Center for Transboundary Water Management, directed by Dr. Clive Lipchin, provides a platform for regional water professionals and policy makers to cooperate in water conservation, desalination, wastewater treatment and education. The Center facilitates direct communication among regional water professionals in the three lower riparian states of the Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin (Israel, Palestine and Jordan). The open dialogue that is made possible by the center enables the flow of data and, most importantly, establishes long-lasting relationships built on trust and integrity between those who are responsible for the sustainable management of the region’s fragile water resources.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Negev, Science & Engineering | Comments closed
Geo-Hydrology Internship, Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE) – Arava Institute for Environmental Studies - Provided by Arava Institute  

alt="arava institute"The Geo-Hydrology Intern will work under the supervision of Dr. Elli Groner, Director of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE) at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

The intern will be responsible for:
-Conducting geological surveys of the Shita stream in the Arava (Wadi Shita)
-Studying the hydrology, including floods of Wadi Shita
-Examing the geomorphology of Wadi Shita
-Studying hydro geological transects in the Wadi using total station theodolite
-Studying rain events, runoff, and floods
-Studying water shed characteristics
-Linking geo-hydrology to tree conditions
-Examining soil characteristics
-Managing the site including hosting researchers and assisting with research
-Helping to compose reports on the Arava landscape

Qualifications:
-Degree in Geology or Physical Geography
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently

The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Negev | Comments closed
Research Assistant, Center for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) – Arava Institute for Environmental Studies - Provided by Arava Institute  

alt="arava institute"The Research Assistant will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Elaine Solowey, Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

The intern’s work will focus on the following areas:
-Domestication of wild species
-Development of life history parameters of wild species before and during domestication
-Assisting in maintenance of the CSA plots
-Composing papers on the life history of specific plants
-Monitoring orchards
-Planting acacia trees

Qualifications:
-Agriculture graduates with a GPA of 90% or above
-Strong organization and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant, personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently

The Center for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), directed by Dr. Elaine Solowey, is a vital player in the field of desert agriculture and sustainable agriculture in the Middle East and the world. The Center is dedicated to the investigation and preservation of arid lands and their natural resources, and works collaboratively with leading institutions including Ben-Gurion University, Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Sde Boqer, and the Department of Applied Research.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Negev | Comments closed
Oil Spill Reclamation Internship, Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE) – Arava Institute for Environmental Studies - Provided by Arava Institute  

alt="arava institute"The Oil Spill Reclamation Intern will work under the supervision of Dr. Elli Groner, Director of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE).

The intern will be responsible for:
-Monitoring the impact of the oil spill on the Evrona ecosystem including: Acacia physiology, soil characteristics, plant biodiversity, animal behavior and flood behavior
-Monitoring the alternative treatment pilots
-Assisting in publicity projects.
-Helping to design a reclamation plan.
-Working with volunteers

Qualifications
-Background in environmental science, environmental studies, sociology, policy or conservation
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently

The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Negev, Science & Engineering | Comments closed
Biodiversity and Food Web Internship, Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE) – Arava Institute for Environmental Studies - Provided by Arava Institute  

alt="arava institute"The Biodiversity and Food Web Intern will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Elli Groner, Director of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE).

The intern will be responsible for:
-Sampling biodiversity in arid and hyper-arid ecosystems
-Comparing sand dune, acacia woodland dry valleys, agriculture and other ecosystems
-Building desert food web structures using stable isotope analysis, cafeteria experiments, field sampling, behavioral observations and lab experiments
-Sampling soil fauna
-Working with arthropods
-Developing the detritus food web concept
-Collaborating with Jordanian researchers
-Writing proposals and papers

Qualifications:
-Background in biology, environmental science, environmental studies or ecology
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work with animals, especially arthropods
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant, personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently

The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Negev, Science & Engineering | Comments closed
Research Internship, Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) – Arava Institute for Environmental Studies - Provided by Arava Institute  

alt="arava institute"Research Interns in the Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation are offered the opportunity to work on several current research projects. The intern’s specific projects will depend on his or her background and qualifications.

Projects may include:
Evaluation and testing photovoltaic panels in the Arava Region
Objective: The objective of this project is to evaluate the efficiency of PV panelsunder the harsh climatic conditions of the Arava Region.

Biomass gasification
Objective: This project proposes converting unused agricultural waste into a valuable gas product that can be used to generate electricity or can be used as fuel for internal combustion engines.

Biogas production
Objective: The objective of this project is to develop a low-tech solution to organic waste disposal and methane gas production in unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev. This technology (already widespread in China) will give Bedouin communities the capacity to protect themselves from environmental hazards caused by untreated organic waste and will provide a healthier solution to energy needs as
opposed to the current use of diesel powered generators.

Water Desalination Powered by Hybrid Photovoltaic/ Thermal Solar Systems
Objective: The objective of this project is to undertake a systematic investigation of the transient operation of small-scale PV driven desalination plants with preheated water and control strategies for transient energy supply with a focus on active temperature control.

CSP Water Desalination plant.
Objective: The objective of this project is to study CSP technology application for
brackish water desalination.

Through his or her work with the CREEC, the intern will use the following equipment and programs:
-Gas chromatography
-Lab view
-I-V Checker
-Calibration systems
-Gas flow and pressure sensors

Qualifications:
-B.Sc in Renewable Energy or a related field

Established in August 2008, the Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) is the leading center of research, development, and technology on renewable energy and energy conservation in the region, partnering with renowned academic institutions in Israel and around the world. Leveraging the Arava Valley’s specific climatic conditions and the highest solar radiation levels in the world, CREEC pioneers research on a wide variety of subjects focusing on energy policy, conservation, and methods of producing energy using renewable sources. CREEC’s research supports regional initiatives to test and launch small-scale renewable energy generation projects including self-cleaning solar panels, biodigester technology, solar-powered desalination, and more.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Negev, Science & Engineering | Comments closed

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