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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician GLOBE Intern

.. Conservation/environmental studies, GIS or related field (geography, planning) or equivalent

Open to applicants from The United States of America

icon  The Nature Conservancy

.. 06 Jan 2016

     Work permit : Not-Required

.. $12 - $14/hour

1-3 months

 

More about this internship

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Through the GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) internship program, The Nature Conservancy hires undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates (2014, 2015, and 2016) to fill paid internship positions during a 10-week summer internship. Our mission is to provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and the real-world conservation work that contributes to the health and sustainability of our world. Additionally, the GLOBE Program offers a structured orientation, professional training, network opportunities, mentoring program, and real work experience.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

Eligibility:

Minimum Qualification: 

  • HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (within two years of graduating from an undergraduate or graduate program) for conservation/environmental studies, GIS or related field (geography, planning) or equivalent
  • Experience using MS office, Word, Excel, and navigating the Internet
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS, spatial or tabular database management
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years related GIS experience or equivalent combination or education and experience
  • Familiarity with property surveys and legal descriptions.
  • Experience with coordinate geometry (calculating coordinate points from surveyed bearings, distances, and angles) and producing maps and/or other graphic products and reports. Experience with iPads (iOS), Android tablets, and recreational GPS units.
  • Experience with technical writing
  • Experience with iOS
Source : The Nature Conservancy
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