Summer 2018 Internship Program

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is happy to announce funding in support of 3 data management internships for the summer of 2018.

We are now recruiting projects/sites interested in hosting an intern. EDI will train and mentor the interns, while the host is expected to provide access to data sets and personnel able to answer content-related questions in a timely manner. The interns are expected to perform quality control on the data, create metadata, archive data packages in the EDI repository, and conduct a small data analysis project (such as an undergraduate class project).

Interns may be recruited by the hosting project/site, or an intern recruited by EDI can be matched with a host. Funding for each intern is $5000 and will be provided through the University of Wisconsin.

The internship is preceded by a week of training, during which the interns learn about metadata content, the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) and how to create EML using the R programming environment. Furthermore, they will be instructed on publishing data packages in the EDI repository and how to create catalogs of archived data packages that may be placed on the local project’s website.

Please fill out the application form here no later than December 15, 2017. In the application form, information on the proposed internship is requested such as the potential intern’s on-site advisor, a description of the data sets the intern would be expected to archive and a brief outline of the small data analysis project. EDI will inform applicants by January 5, 2018.

Important dates:

  • Application to host an intern deadline: 15 December 2017
  • Application form
  • Notification of successful application: 5 January 2018
  • Intern recruitment: Spring 2018
  • Internship: Summer 2018

Detailed logistics will be provided later. Please contact Susanne Grossman-Clarke ( if you have questions.