Excellent undergrad GIS and Planning summer interships available at the Harvard Forest (Massachusetts)Read Now
The Harvard Forest in Massachusetts is looking for two qualified undergraduate interns for our 11-week paid summer internship. We are investigating how to apply the Wildlands and Woodlands conservation vision to a smaller geographic area. The students would be using GIS or regional planning skills to help us balance land conservation, development, agriculture, and economic interests in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. The students will be part of our well-respected internship program along with ~25 other students from all over the USA.
The interns will work with researchers at the Harvard Forest mosty but also interact with leaders of the Kestrel Land Trust and regional planners.
Position 1) Conservation GIS Intern: This position will be focused on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide insights on the region’s conservation history, recent landcover changes, population and potential future changes, and--working with experts--help identify areas most suitable for forests, farms, and responsible development. Applicants should be interested in land protection and have experience with, or have a strong motivation to learn, GIS and have good analytic skills.
Position 2) Regional Planning Intern: This position will focus on using planning documents from community to regional scales and social, demographic and economic data to summarize existing frameworks for action and to provide detailed characterization of the Connecticut River Valley’s economic, demographic, and cultural variation. The student will be involved in developing a coordinated regional plan in collaboration with mentors and NGO partners. Applicants should have experience or coursework in regional planning, and an interest in land protection, agriculture, and urban issues
May 27 to August 9, 2019
Located in Petersham, MA
11-week residential program
for undergraduates only
$5775 stipend plus travel
Full room & board and meal plan
Apply online by Feb 1, 2019
People from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
For more details on this particular project, please visit: bit.ly/HFPlanning
To apply, and for more details on the larger Harvard Forest undergraduate intern program, please visit: program: bit.ly/HFREU_Program