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Calling all U.S. college students!
Multiple virtual, unpaid, GIS internships with the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Program (Apps open Jul 1-31) – Anywhere, USA
Apply in July on USAJobs.gov. Search for “VSFS” or “Virtual Student Federal Service”. You may apply to three out of the 31 GIS projects. All candidates will hear by early September if they have been offered a position.
Please find just a few examples of GIS projects below:
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Inventories Using Survey 123 App and Database Improvement
Modernizing the Forest Service's groundwater dependent ecosystem (GDE) inventory effort is necessary for the stewardship of these resources. This includes the creation and continued improvement of a GDE inventory Survey 123 app and the input of previously collected GDE data into corporate databases.
Connect to the History of Our Public Lands - Support the NFGT Heritage Program
Intern(s) would work with Heritage Program Manager for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, performing a majority of data entry and documentation work. Includes engagement and learning with District Heritage Staff to gather information in support of overall Forest Heritage Program. Transfers GPS data to a GIS program loaded in a computer to create a map. Will learn to use applications and databases integral I the management of forest resources.
Undiscovered Stories: Create NOAA Fisheries GIS Storymaps
Create Storymaps for the Greater Atlantic Fisheries Region. Gather archival material, quotes, layer GIS maps, run a usability survey, and help the public visualize the data-backed story of ocean users, such as right whales, recreational fishermen, invasive species, and more.
For more information, see: https://vsfs.state.gov/
Benton County provides internship opportunities for students of all ages.
Student Internships: Student interns can work for school credit and/or a nominal salary in order to combine classroom theory with practical experience in the workplace.
Some departments use a pool of applicants and accept internship applications on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in a specific internship program and would like more information or you would like to submit an internship application to the pool of internship applications, please click on the departments below:
STUDENT INTERN-ENGINEERING & SURVEYING DIVISION
DEPARTMENT: Public Works STARTING SALARY: $13.78 to 14.88 PER HOUR, DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
STATUS: Student Intern – 1 Position BENEFITS: None
WORK SCHEDULE: 12 - 24 hours a week - during the school year
Up to 40 hours or more a week during summer
DURATION: Approximately two years or as student’s schedule permits
OPEN: July 1, 2020 DEADLINE FOR RESUMES: Until filled
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs office and fieldwork of limited technical skill in assisting with engineering, GIS, cartographic, or surveying projects. Projects include road construction, bridge construction, data collection, possibly some design. Performs other work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the County. Engineer, Engineer Associate or County Land Surveyor, who assigns and reviews work for completeness and conformance to standards.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision is not a responsibility of this position.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: An intern may perform any of the following duties; however, these examples do not include all of the specific tasks which an intern may be expected to perform:
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY
Reasonable knowledge of applied mathematics utilized in drafting and cartography; familiarity with specialized office and field equipment used in engineering and surveying, including personal computers, Auto CAD and ArcGIS software; skill in performing routine non-complex drafting.
Ability to establish and maintain computerized and manual record keeping systems; ability to work effectively as a team; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to meet and deal effectively with the general public.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Full time student in the Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Geography and Geospatial Science, or related programs. Student must have sophomore standing.
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid State of Oregon driver's license with a good driving record.
Interns must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation.
Benton County is in full compliance with the ADA, and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its workforce and encourages all qualified women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applications are considered based on qualifications without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation.
Submit a resume to:
Benton County Public Works
Attn: Laurel Byer, County Engineer 360 SW Avery Avenue
Corvallis OR 97333 Laurel.Byer@co.benton.or.us Phone: 541-766-6821
Starry is seeking a GIS Data Analyst to gather, compile, and create datasets in support of our radio network planning. The Analyst will arrange and construct GIS workspaces from a variety of municipality datasets covering local (city/county) and state jurisdictions across the country. Geographic analyses will be performed involving spatial queries and databases, demographic data, and classifications of parcels and buildings. Detailed results and summaries of the analyses will be delivered through tables and custom mapping. The ideal candidate will have strong GIS experience in city or state government or with a consultancy serving the public sector. This is a temporary contract position.
Apply ASAP at:
7 weeks from June 2020 to August 2020
The NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC) is looking for 2-4 undergraduate research assistants to serve as NSF REU Fellows from June 2020 to August 2020. They will potentially work at George Mason University Site (Fairfax, VA), Harvard University site (Cambridge, MA) depending on funding availability from NSF.
This opportunity is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) I/UCRC and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs which enable undergraduate students to obtain research experience and consider a career path in spatiotemporal domains (e.g., CS, Geography, Geosciences). NSF REU Student interns will work in a team with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at one of the two center sites and will conduct research related to spatiotemporal issues. NSF fellows also have the opportunity to attend a professional conference to present their research results. Students may participate in various projects.
Funding up to $8K will be provided to cover expenses, including stipend, travel, lodging (if needed), meals for each participant.
The participation will be virtual from selected student’s place if the GMU campus is still closed by the summer of 2020. Selected participants will join the COVID-19 rapid response team (http://covid-19.stcenter.net/) in addition to a specific project.
A complete application includes:
There will be three steps for selecting the students: 1) Site directors will collaboratively select a pool of promising applicants. 2) Faculty members will select the relevant applicants who match their interest. 3) A phone interview will be arranged with the selected candidates to consider the applicant’s background and communication and teamwork skills, and topic of interest.
Please submit your application through email to Ms. Qian Liu (email@example.com). The review of applications will start on Apr.20, 2020, and end until the position is filled. Feel free to contact Dr. Chaowei Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the NSF REU Summer Fellows in Spatiotemporal Computing. We look forward to receiving your applications.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration as summer follows without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – GIS Intern (two positions)
Positions close April 17, 2020 (or until filled)
May 1 to Aug 31, 2020
(start and end dates are negotiable; approximately 10 weeks, or until all funds are spent)
Part-time, 20 to 40 hours/week
The interns will work independently and as partners to develop schedules and share tasks to ensure that all tasks are completed by the end of the project period.
Yamhill County Public Works Department (YCPW)
2060 Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
Jordan Anderson, Roadside Vegetation Inventory Manager, YCPW
Susan Aldrich-Markham, Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University
Mark Lago, Public Works Director, YCPW
YCPW initiated the Roadside Vegetation Inventory (RVI) to collect geospatial data and photos from significant features within County rights-of-way. These are features that relate to issues in roadside vegetation management, including preventing erosion, controlling invasive plants and protecting native plants. At the end of the project period, the Interns present a summary of their findings, highlighting the important issues with maps, data analysis and photos. This information is used by YCPW in making roadside vegetation management decisions. The invasive species information is also used by the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to develop and implement an integrated noxious weed control program targeting high priority species. The RVI is part of the implementation of the Yamhill County Roadside Vegetation Management Plan, adopted in February 2016.
The data are managed using ESRI software – ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS. The RVI database is maintained online, and data are collected using the GPS on cell phones, which can update the database in real time or be used off-line and synced with the database using Wi-Fi at the office. A part of the RVI database contains data that relate to invasive plant control on private land. This data is collected by the Invasive Species Program Coordinator at the SWCD (a position that is funded partly through a cooperative agreement with YCPW and partly through a grant from the Oregon State Weed Board). YCPW and SWCD cooperate on managing and revising the database, and they also collaborate on invasive plant control at sites where it is in their mutual interest.
The position requires a combination of office and fieldwork. Office work involves regular use of computers and prolonged sitting. Field work requires walking over rough or uneven terrain, sometimes in inclement weather, and carrying objects such as measuring tools and supplies. It also requires occasional hand-pulling of newly-discovered small patches of target highly invasive plants.
Candidates must possess a valid driver's license. Interns will drive a County-owned vehicle on the job.
Candidates must possess a cell phone with a camera and GPS capability.
Tasks – Interns will cooperate as partners on most tasks.
1.Completion of at least one college level course in GIS. Additional field experience is desirable.
2.Training in and ability to use the ESRI software suite.
3.Training in botany, agriculture or natural resources. Additional field experience is desirable.
4.Interest in native plants and invasive plants. Ability to recognize common Willamette Valley species of native and invasive plants.
5.Ability to create professional quality plant and landscape photography.
6.Ability to work independently and manage time in order to complete all tasks by the end of the project period, including the final PowerPoint presentation to the Roadside Vegetation Management Technical Advisory Committee.
Submit a letter explaining why you are interested in the position and outlining your qualifications. Specifically address each of the six qualifications listed. Include a list of appropriate courses taken in GIS and botany, agriculture or natural resources. Submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Email application letters to: Catherine Lindberg, YCPW, email@example.com. Selected candidates will be interviewed in person on a mutually agreed-on date.
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12:00pm
Location: Lowell, MA
The National Park Service is hiring! The Office of Tribal and Cultural Affairs in Interior Region 1 is pleased to offer a competitive paid internship beginning in May/June 2020, with the option to extend into the fall. Current undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates (graduated May 2019 or later) with an interest in Native American affairs, emergency mitigation and response, and/or GIS are welcome to apply. Interested applicants should send their CV and a brief statement of interest to the project lead, Colleen Truskey (firstname.lastname@example.org), as soon as possible.
The National Park Service’s Office of Tribal and Cultural Affairs in Interior Region 1, in partnership with the Department of Interior’s Inland Oil Spill Preparedness Program (IOSPP), seeks a talented and motivated individual to assist in the development of a web-based geospatial application that will allow federal responders to better communicate with the appropriate Tribal contacts in emergency scenarios. The intern will work closely alongside the project lead to develop the application, consult with indigenous communities on its structure and use, and communicate project priorities with Tribal, federal, and state partners. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with indigenous communities and the latest geospatial technology to help better fulfill the federal government’s Indian trust responsibility. Qualified applicants will be able to demonstrate substantial experience developing GIS applications, superb written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently, and familiarity engaging with diverse audiences. Must have a valid driver’s license. Located in Lowell, MA, with occasional paid travel required; working remotely may be arranged depending on the chosen applicant’s circumstances.
The Water Division of Tacoma Public Utilities is offering an internship opportunity for a college-level GIS student to work in an environment where their GIS skills can be applied, receive hands-on experience, and work side-by-side with experienced professionals in Tacoma Water's GIS section.
This position will provide technical support for a variety of GIS projects, assisting in data acquisition, conversion, and creation. Work will include analysis, reporting, tracking, and resolution of data quality issues and enhancement of the water network to better serve the business and operational needs of Tacoma Water.
Hours and Terms:
The approved hours for this position are up to 40 hours per week. The amount of hours and schedule are negotiable.
Location and Physical Requirements:
This position is located in an office setting located at Tacoma Public Utilities, 3628 S 35th Street. This position requires periods of sitting, standing and computer work.
You must be currently enrolled in a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university or a recent graduate who has completed a degree from an accredited college/university within the last year. Familiarity with ArcGIS and the Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word) is required.
City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you.
The City of Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.
Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s.
Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.
A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.
Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!
PSU's Center for Climate & Aerosol Research is currently recruiting undergraduate students to participate in their National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer. Students will conduct research with PSU faculty from the Center for Climate and Aerosol Research (CCAR) for 10 weeks from June 22 to August 28, 2020. No previous experience with atmospheric research is required or expected.
Please see the brochure below for more information about the program and our website (link here).
Deadline for applications is April 15, 2020.
The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors who have a desire to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. Learn more at:
Potential 2020 Undergraduate Project: “Remote Sensing and Modeling Coastal Climate Change” — Using imagery from drones or occupied planes combined with multi-view to make super-high resolution maps of beaches, dunes, and wetlands. These maps are used to evaluate changes caused by storms and as input to numerical models of morphological evolution, including coastal erosion. Students can choose from several topics using data from local beaches and wetlands or larger-scale projects on the US east coast. Learn more at:
February 15 – application deadline
On behalf of the National Park Service, Solimar International is pleased to offer a remote unpaid internship intended for graduate or undergraduate students to gain experience in sustainable tourism management and digital marketing as part of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail Experience. The 12-week internship will support the National Park Service to market and manage sustainable tourism along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
The internship supports the National Park Service’s Geotourism Program through community engagement, research, and content development. The internship is offered as a remote position. Preference will be given to candidates attending universities within or with strong ties to communities along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Interns will work with remote supervision from Solimar International’s Washington DC-based office.
About the Program
The Geotourism project for Lewis and Clark NHT is designed to support the public’s use and enjoyment of the Trail without adversely impacting the resources along it. The project engages residents, partners, communities, American Indian Nations, and visitors in shared environmental and cultural heritage stewardship. The information, products, and services identified or developed by this project will be shared through a variety of strategies to increase public awareness, knowledge and support for stewardship of the nation’s cultural and historical heritage along the Trail.
Who is Eligible
Interested candidates should email a resume and brief cover letter describing why they are interested in participating in the internship to email@example.com. Please use the subject line “Lewis and Clark Trail Internship". Applications are due no later than the dates below:
Internship Dates February 17 – May 7, 2020
Application Deadline February 10, 2020
Internship Dates June 1 – August 28, 2020
Application Deadline May 14, 2020
Internship Dates October 1 – December 30, 2020
Application Deadline September 15, 2020
*Interns are expected to commit to approximately 20 hours per week.
This internship program combines Solimar International’s expertise in sustainable tourism and the involvement of local residents to facilitate wise stewardship of cultural, historic, and natural resources, enhance local economies, and help destinations tell its story internally and to their target travel markets. The program will use a stakeholder-driven process to create a branded communication tools for the Trail, build a local constituency of destination ambassadors and storytellers, and work with them to support wise stewardship and promotion of the Trail. Please feel free to reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.