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There are many great opportunities to gain experience through internships in both Geography and Atmospheric Science. Options include short- and long-term, paid and unpaid, and some positions may lead to permanent jobs. The most recent positions are listed first. Note that both Geography and Atmospheric Science positions are listed on this page. For more internship resources, please check out the KU Career Center's Internship Resources page, which includes listings, information on credit, internships abroad, and more.

Job Title

Intern-GIS

Posted October 3, 2017
Application Deadline October 26, 2017

Organization:

City of Lawrence
Location Lawrence, KS
Qualifications

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The position will assist the GIS Coordinator with a variety of cross-departmental duties related the city's Geographic Information Systems using Esri software and extensions during the 2017 fall & spring semester with the possibility of continuing into summer.  Key job duties include map creation to fulfill requests, data entry and map updates and work towards long-term GIS goals.  Other assignments may include, but not limited to, web map creation, geoprocessing & model building, field survey and data acquisition utilizing GPS equipment and/or tablets & analysis in support of project design & GIS mapping functions.  The GIS Intern will be exposed to the workflows and data structures as well as more in-depth understanding of GIS technology in local government.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the latest GIS software and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS: A student currently enrolled in Geography, Engineering, Computer Science or related degree.  The preferred candidate will have at least one course in GIS, Cartography, GPS, Remote Sensing, Urban Planning, Engineering and/or other education and/or experience.  Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, the ability to pass background check, and capable of operating a City vehicle.  Applicant should be well organized and detail-oriented.  Positive, responsible, safety oriented and interpersonal approach with people.  Knowledge of computers, spreadsheets and database programs desired.  The successful candidate must pass the background check.

HOURS:  10-20 Hours Per Week.  The Work Schedule is flexible with student’s school schedule.

Salary / Benefits  $12.00/hour
Other

Apply atWWW.LAWRENCEKS.ORG/JOBS

Job Title

Undergraduate Internship Program - Cartographer, Editor, Graphic or Interactive Designer

Posted Ongoing 
Application Deadline N/A

Organization:

Central Intelligence Agency
Location Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
Qualifications

Minimum requirements: We are looking for students with a variety of majors, including geography, geo-science, graphic or interactive/UI/UX design, English, journalism, or communications. Students selected for this program must have completed one full year of undergraduate school and be continuing school on a fulltime basis following this assignment. Interns should be available for a 90-day internship with the possibility to do additional tours depending on availability. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required. Knowledge of industry-standard graphic design, interactive design, or cartographic software, and familiarity with mobile and web production is desired.

Interns or Co-ops can work for one 90-day tour, or multiple 90-day tours over the summer and/or during the academic year, depending on the student's availability and on the requirements of the academic program.

The following items must be attached to your online application (pdf formal preferred):

  • Your resume.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions. Please address why you want to work as a cartographer, graphic or interactive designer, or editor, and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • For graphic and interactive designers: A creative portfolio of two to three samples, demonstrating good use of typography, grid-based design, white space, and color theory. A URL link is preferred over PDF samples. Mobile and web UI/UX samples, via URL, should be included for those interested in interactive design.
  • For Editorial Positions: Two different writing samples, each five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic papers. You may excerpt longer papers.
  • For Cartographer positions: Two to five map samples. PDF or URL.

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

 

Salary / Benefits  $42,331 - $44,751 ($20.28 - $21.44 per hour)
Other

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

Apply athttps://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/intern-graphic-design....

Job Title

WDI Master Planning GIS Internship 

Posted September 25, 2017
Application Deadline N/A

Organization:

Walt Disney Imagineering 
Location Orlando, FL
Qualifications
Responsibilities
 
You will…
  • Provide design and analysis documentation in the form of graphic illustrations, imagery, boards, color renderings and research and documentation on assigned projects
  • Analyze data and prepare GIS maps for land-use planning efforts
  • Work in an Enterprise GIS environment creating, editing data, and configuring geodatabases
  • Using LiDAR and other information resources, assist in developing a GIS database and inventory of existing WDW Parks & Resorts resources collaborating with the Master Planning Studio
  • Coordinate activities that will involve the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively between multiple teams regarding master planning tasks
  • Provide master planning and analysis summaries in the form of technical reports, maps, and research on assigned projects

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the role…

  • Understanding of land planning and urban development concepts
  • Experience with Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Knowledge of ESRI software products and understanding of cartographic design, GIS map creation, and feature/attribute editing
  • Experience with Autodesk CAD software, with ability to process CAD data for import/export into GIS systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in relevant computer software applications, i.e. Microsoft Office (including Excel and PowerPoint), ArcGIS 10.3 and Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, or Revit
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a fast-paced work environment, work independently and diligently perform and execute tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to generate, with clarity, correspondence regarding complex issue
  • Detail-orientated, and able to quality check documents
  • Well-organized in work preparation for self and others, providing a positive work environment to facilitate the completion and execution of work plans and projects
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication (please have writing samples available)
  • Exceptional visual communication (please have portfolio of GIS maps & work samples available
  • Currently Senior or graduate level student or have graduated within the past 6 months
  • **Valid Driver’s License required**

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Salary / Benefits  N/A
Other

Required Education

  • Senior or graduate student from an accredited college/university with advanced studies in Geographic Information Systems, Urban Regional Planning/Design, Landscape Architecture or related field/concentration

Apply athttps://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/orlando/wdi-master-planning-gis-inter...

Job Title

Real Estate - GIS - 2018 Summer Internship

Posted September 22, 2017
Application Deadline October 20, 2017

Organization:

Duke Energy Corporation
Location Charlotte, NC
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university pursuing a degree in Geography, GIS, or related field
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Self-guided, adventurous, hard worker and open to new challenges
  • Proficiency with data management, organization with a willingness to learn and ask questions
  • Pertinent experience working with ESRI’s ArcGIS v10.xx software, including creating and editing features and attributes
  • Competent with MS Office Suite
  • Enterprise level database knowledge desired; such as ArcSDE or SQL database (Microsoft SQL Server is a plus)
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work both efficiently independently and cooperatively in a team environment

 

Salary / Benefits  N/A
Other

Apply athttps://www.duke-energy.com/our-company/careers/job-search/openings

Job Title

Intern - Planning & Zoning (Community Development)

Posted Ongoing 
Application Deadline October 22, 2017 or until 75 applicants have completed the application process

Organization:

Village of Schaumburg 
Location Schaumburg, IL (Northwest of Chicago)
Qualifications

JOB DUTIES:

Responds to inquiries from the public regarding planning and zoning questions, including preparing zoning verification letters and responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Reviews sign permits and certificates of occupancy to ensure compliance with code. Meets regularly with residents, business owners, contractors, and developers. Assists with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Writes staff reports for special use, variations and other similar requests.  Assists with a variety of planning and zoning projects, with a substantial amount of research and writing responsibilities. Conducts site inspections. Prepares maps using GIS. Updates databases pertaining to properties, licenses, and permits. Performs other duties as assigned. May assist with sustainability-related projects.  Assists with the preparation and implementation of long range comprehensive planning projects and amendments to the various land use control ordinances.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies, or closely related field.  In process of obtaining or has obtained a Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, or a closely related field. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Personal vehicle required with mileage reimbursement. Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or within the first six months of employment.  Candidates should be detail oriented, self-motivated, and possess superior organization and writing skills. Demonstrate a working knowledge of urban planning principles. Knowledge of and ability to utilize ArcGIS (Geographic Information Systems) is preferred.

 

WORKING/CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Conducting site visits to private properties and construction sites. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Prolonged periods of concentration required for preparing reports and other correspondence and reviewing planning documents and drawings. Ability to cope with numerous interruptions.

 

Salary / Benefits  $19.69/hour
Other

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