Seattle Public Utilities' (SPU) GIS Data Maintenance Unit is recruiting for two (2) undergraduate level Utility GIS interns. The GIS Data Maintenance Unit is responsible for maintaining GIS data layers related to drainage and wastewater and drinking water. These GIS data layers are fundamental to many of the day-to-day business activities carried out by SPU and other City departments. Additionally, the work unit provides GIS support to field crews, customer service representatives, planners, engineers, inspectors, and other City employees. The selected interns will participate in a variety of activities involved in the upkeep of GIS data.
There are currently two (2) internship opportunities available, at the 2-year or 4-year level. Projected start is early June 2022. The internships are between 18 to 24 months, or graduation, whichever comes first. We require a minimum 1-year commitment for these internship opportunities.
About Seattle Public Utilities: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community Centered Utility whose mission is to foster healthy people, environment, and economy by partnering with our community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make.
SPU is committed to increasing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through our work. We actively take steps to dismantle systemic racism and increase service equity. We value diverse life experiences and strive to create a workplace that is welcoming to all. We take steps to be inclusive and equitable in our recruiting, hiring and promotional opportunities.
The selected interns will work with GIS professionals in activities such as:
Education: Must be a 2 or 4-year student pursuing a degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cartography, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Informatics, Architecture, or other related field.
Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled on either a part-time or full-time basis and maintain a 2.0 GPA (non-engineering students) or 2.5 GPA (engineering students) for the duration of the internship.
Exception: Students are not required to be enrolled during the summer sessions but must provide documentation of continued Fall enrollment at end of Spring quarter.
Hours: During school sessions, work hours will be scheduled to complement class schedules (15-18 hours per week). This internship opportunity may permit up 40 hours per week during breaks and summer months. Work is normally performed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday.
How to Apply:
All City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Failure to submit proof of vaccination or qualify for a reasonable accommodation will result in withdrawal of the internship offer.
Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment; however, due to the ongoing pandemic and Covid-19 state and local restrictions, hybrid telework/office/field assignment work will be available through the end of March 2022; consistent with HR guidelines, and as circumstances dictate. We continue to seek guidance from local public health agencies and will proceed accordingly with any necessary changed or needs regarding "workplace location" expectations.
Who may apply: The City of Seattle encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
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