The Conservation GIS Lab (http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/ConservationGIS) at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking interns, to start immediately. We focus on conservation applications of GIS and satellite remote sensing for research on and management of endangered species. Projects and tasks that interns assist with include:
In addition to working on various projects, interns also assist with everyday lab management, enter data, and help with training courses. We seek interns with a good knowledge of computers, Windows operating systems, and standard office software. Basic knowledge of GIS (preferably ArcGIS or ARC/INFO), remote sensing, and statistical software are a plus but not necessary.
The internship includes a modest stipend and free dormitory-style housing. Internship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and positions are available immediately. Please send letter of interest and resume ASAP to Melissa Songer at email@example.com. Resume should include contact information for 3 references. Include potential start date and the time period you are available for the internship in your letter.
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is located at the north entrance of the Shenandoah National Park about 60 miles west of Washington, D.C., in Front Royal, VA.
SCBI’s mission is to advance conservation of biological diversity. In meeting the Smithsonian Institution's mandate, SCBI increases knowledge through investigations of threatened species, habitats, and communities, and disseminates knowledge through advanced studies, professional training, and public outreach.