2017 Federal GIS Conference Student Assistantship


Looking for a chance to hone your GIS skills and network with Esri staff and other professionals in the industry? Volunteering at the Esri Federal GIS Conference can give you that and more! Student assistants help with attendee registration, technical session monitoring, conference logistics, and working in the Esri Store. On your time off, you can attend sessions and social events plus learn more about the growing diversity of Esri's products and the latest GIS trends!


What's in it for you?  

  • Full registration to the Esri Federal GIS Conference in Washington, DC
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Per diem allowance for meals (you only pay for your travel and personal expenses)
  • The latest updates in GIS technology
  • A chance to surround yourself with like-minded GIS users/professionals
  • Professional connections that may potentially lead to career opportunities in GIS


Student assistantships are open to graduate students and fourth-year undergraduate students who are also

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Familiar with GIS software and geospatial applications
  • Available to arrive and volunteer February 12-14, 2017 

Application Requirements


To be considered, your application must include: 

  • A cover letter detailing your interest in the federal GIS space and what you hope to gain from this experience.
  • A phone number and e-mail address where you can be contacted through February 2017. Please be sure this information is on your résumé.
  • One letter of reference, preferably from a professor. You may submit it with your application; however, we suggest having it e-mailed directly to ucstudents@esri.com.


Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2016
Selected students will be notified by December 23, 2016

The Company

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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