IN-17026 Northern Great Plains Science/GIS Intern

Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Northern Great Plains Science/GIS Intern.

 

The GIS internship position is an opportunity for a college or post-graduate student to work one-on-one with GIS specialist in World Wildlife Fund’s Northern Great Plains office along with other appropriate WWF staff. Though the internship will be mainly remote, the intern will be in regular contact with supervisors via phone, e-mail, and webinar mediums. In the position, the intern will assist or lead in spatial analysis and cartographic projects such as, but not limited to, digitizing data from electronic or paper images, developing and organizing spatial data and databases, creating cartographic products and images for reports, publications, and presentations, and contributing to report-writing for spatial analysis projects.

 

The internship will last approximately one college semester (Spring 2017) and requires the intern to earn college credit for their service. Position is remote, so intern can be located anywhere within the U.S. as long as intern has suitable access to GIS software. Proposed projects are best suited to a M.S. level student though undergraduates with strong research and GIS skills will be considered.

 

Responsibilities

Internship Description:

 Assist GIS Specialist with analysis and spatial data development – including:

  • Leading development and implementation of a spatial analysis project;
  • Digitizing from electronic or paper maps/images;
  • Developing and organizing spatial data/databases;
  • Creating cartographic products;
  • Report-writing.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements: Proposed projects are best suited to a M.S. level student though undergraduates with strong research and GIS skills will be considered.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with GIS analysis and cartography (ESRI preferred);
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Familiarity with statistics (R program);
  • Attention to detail;
  • Organized and self-motivated;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • MUST have access to GIS software.

 

Location:

Position is remote, so intern can be located anywhere within the U.S. as long as intern has suitable access to GIS software. Only U.S. applicants can be accepted at this time.

 

Compensation:

Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.

 

How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page by December 9, 2016.

https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-17026

 

* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns

 


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Formed in 1961 by a group of concerned biologists, WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, supporting projects focused on saving wildlife species and their habitats. Now over 50 years old, WWF works in over 100 countries and is supported by more than 6 million members around the world—uniquely combining global reach, scientific innovation, and local action to meet the needs of people and nature.


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