Multiple virtual, unpaid, GIS internships with the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Program (Apps open until Thursday, July 28) – Anywhere, USA. See https://vsfs.state.gov/
Apply in July on USAJobs.gov. Search for “VSFS” or “Virtual Student Federal Service”. You may apply for up to three GIS projects. All candidates will hear by early September if they have been offered a position. See https://openopps.usajobs.gov/community/vsfs
Please find just a few examples of GIS projects below:
Studying Cultural Heritage Destruction in Conflict and Natural Disaster
Interns will work remotely to collect, analyze, and code instances of cultural destruction and cultural sites that have been, or are vulnerable to, damage from conflict or natural disaster. This includes research into the locations of cultural heritage sites, and open-source monitoring of formal and social medias to identify threats and impacts. The result of this project will be critical data and findings delivered to US Government agencies and NGO stakeholders. This effort is critical to identifying sites that have been damaged or may be at-risk during periods of violence and extreme weather events. The internship is open to anyone, but those with previous experience in the cultural heritage fields, web-based GIS, and/or foreign affairs are especially encouraged to apply.
Mapping the restoration of the Sandy Basin in Oregon utilizing StoryMap
The VSFS student will assist the Forest Service in developing a public-facing map utilizing ArcGIS StoryMaps to demonstrate the comprehensive restoration of the Sandy Basin. The project will require review of existing GIS data, past restoration reports, and coordination with district fish biologists and forest service partner organizations in order to compile data. The map will enable the public to gain a better understanding of the restoration work done in the basin, will assist in tracking restoration actions on a basin-wide scale, and will be used to promote further restoration efforts through grants and other means of support.
USDA-USA-2 Forest Service Transportation System - Climate Evaluation
The proponent of this project will collect climate and transportation maintenance & repair data to determine if / how climate change is affecting Forest Service transportation system corridors. The proponent will use this data to determine any correlation between weather and repairs/maintenance.
For more information, see: https://vsfs.state.gov/
Search for “gis” or “arcgis” or “remote sensing”