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Community Science Opportunity for Students and Early Career Scientists


Community Science Training Program Pilot


TEX is looking for its first volunteer for our Community Science Training Program! We are seeking a student or early career volunteer to work with a TEX scientist in support of a new project in Hermosa Beach, California. Beginning in November 2016, the project team will collaborate to explore the renewable energy generation capacity within Hermosa Beach in conjunction with implementation of the city’s 2015 Municipal Carbon Neutral plan. Work will include estimation of the technical potential of existing and future technologies, review of transaction types and pathways, and cost estimation.


The TEX Community Science Trainee will have the opportunity to witness and participate in a community science project, learn how to connect their science to local concerns, and develop a relationship with an established scientist outside of their academic and professional network.



  • Current student (undergraduate or graduate) or recent graduate with less than five years of experience in the field
  • Background in renewable energy technologies, business, economics or finance
  • Clear writing skills, high attention to detail, curiosity, and ability to stay on schedule and meet deadlines
  • Eagerness to get more experience in the field and in working with communities
  • Experience and/or desire to participate in community outreach
  • Willingness to connect science to local concerns
  • Open to new ideas
  • Relaxed, easygoing personality with a good sense of humor
  • Ability to interact in person or remotely with the project team


All TEX scientists work pro bono with communities. This is a part-time, unpaid opportunity with a variable time commitment of approximately 4-5 hours per week. It is intended to supplement the Trainee’s current employment or academic coursework. In addition to engaging with the scientific mentor and supporting the TEX project, the Trainee will be asked to write at least two (2) blog posts on a topic of their choice concerning the TEX project and their role, working with communities, etc. TEX Community Science Training Program participants will be supported by TEX staff and AGU Student Programs. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Applications due by 11:59pm ET Friday, 14 October.