YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Nature Conservancy is involved in a wide variety of projects in Oregon; from informing legislators on potential outcomes of policies to managing the largest portfolio of nature preserves in the state. GIS data and analyses have been important tools in crafting our strategies for more than two decades. The GIS Intern will be fully incorporated into the Oregon business unit with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Regular guidance and feedback on all aspects of the professional experience will be given.
The GIS Intern will work in a team environment to address important conservation issues facing Oregon. Learning outcomes will include exposure to many aspects of conservation planning including development of custom GIS products for TNC staff, involvement in project planning on multi-disciplinary teams, spatial and non-spatial database design and contributing to written reports and documentation. The GIS Intern will also be expected to craft and deliver a presentation on a project they worked on during their employment. Learning opportunities beyond the typical work duties, such as spending occasional days in the field or helping other teams with non-GIS tasks, will also be provided.
This is a 15-20 hour per week internship that starts January 2020 and ends June 2020; with flexibility on scheduled days.
Pay is $15.75 per hour
The Oregon Chapter of The Nature Conservancy makes extensive use of Geographic Information Systems as a platform for conservation planning, communications and scientific analysis. Our work is oriented around teams which each focus on a specific habitat type including a forest team, a marine/estuaries team, a freshwater team and a deserts team. Climate change mitigation and adaptation are overarching goals across all our projects. The GIS Intern will assist these teams by creating, editing and documenting spatial data, editing non-spatial databases and performing analyses under the supervision of senior GIS analysts. Potential projects include: