The West Virginia GIS Technical Center (http://www.wvgis.wvu.edu), housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University, is seeking a graduate research assistant at the Masters or Ph.D. level in Geographic Information Science. At a minimum, applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Geography, Geology, Computer Science or related field or any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the qualification and ability to perform the duties of the position. Successful applicants are expected to work toward a higher degree in GIS Sciences.
Job Requirements: Work 20 hours/week and full-time employment during the summer; hours are flexible with class schedule. GRA’s include a tuition waiver and stipends at the MA and PhD levels are competitive.
Start Date: Start date is typically August, but other project start dates may be available.
Application Due Date: Review of applicants by the Department and WV GIS Technical Center will begin upon submission.
- Must meet the graduate student entrance qualifications of the Geology & Geography Department.
- Ability to conduct research in Geographic Information Science and present findings.
- Advanced working knowledge of spatial analysis and/or GIS databases.
- >Accepted into MA or Ph.D. program in the WVU Department of Geology and Geography. For application requirements, see http://geography.wvu.edu/
- GIS Research: Demonstrated ability to conduct GIS research on topics ranging from the physical aspects of a region to human activities within a given area.
- Programming Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of GIS programming languages, application development/implementation, mobile applications, and online mapping services.
- Minimal Supervision: Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Multi-Tasking: Performs multiple tasks simultaneously in an efficient and effective manner
- Communications Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with other staff members
Application: Submit a formal application to WVU and the Geography Graduate Studies Coordinator. For instructions, see http://geography.wvu.edu/
- In your Statement of Interest to the Graduate Studies Coordinator, express your desire to work at the WV GIS Technical Center.
- In addition, interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Kurt Donaldson, Manager, WV GIS Technical Center, email: WVGISTechCenter@gmail.
com. If possible, please provide links to previous research and contributions to successful GIS applications.
Visit http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.html to learn about this year’s NASA DEVELOP projects and application procedures. DEVELOP is a NASA program in which students conduct research with scientists utilizing remote sensing and GIS.
GIS Interns are a group of paid student assistants available to work on faculty projects, help prepare class modules with faculty, and work with community-based service-learning projects outside of a course framework. The Spring 2015 GIS Interns are paired with a professor’s course to assist that professor in preparing GIS-related materials for the course and/or help students with GIS-related methods. Interns are paid and will work an average of 5 hours per week. For a list of current GIS Intern positions or other GIS opportunities on campus, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship reached out to me about a mapping project that she wants to do. Her message:
“The project would entail outreach to approximately 30 alumni (I will provide contact info) to survey them about their undergrad experiences (can be done using a form), then creating an online, interactive map to showcase the results of that survey. It’s important that the finished product look sleek and engaging, so ideally I’d want a student with front-end web design abilities. I’d pay the student a stipend and work on whatever timeline they prefer.”
If you are interested, please contact Makaela Kingsley directly:
Makaela (Steinberg) Kingsley ’98
Director, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Allbritton 021, Wesleyan University
office 860-685-3836 | cell 860-638-9734
Audubon Texas will be hiring a GIS intern that will be working out of our Texas City office. If you know of a recent graduate or student still in school, please pass along! This intern will have the opportunity to learn some very high-level, advanced GIS techniques and will be working with LiDAR Data and spatial modeling. The position runs from mid-January to mid-October 2015. As it is part time we can be flexible and work around schedules of students currently taking classes.
I’d like to find an applicant with previous GIS experience, but it’s more important to find a responsible individual that can work well with minimal supervision, has a good attitude and a willingness to learn.
The position is part time (up to 27 hours per week) and is paid. The GIS Intern will be hired to work on a spatial modeling project involving the Texas Coast. The intern will provide Geographical Information System (GIS) assistance to the Coastal Program Manager, assist with the collection of field data and ground-truthing spatial models and create final maps and GIS products. Major job responsibility will be working on Audubon Texas’ spatial modeling project for assessing rookery island erosion risk along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas. Majority of time will be spent in an office but some field work on rookery islands will be included.
More information (and the link to apply online) can be found at: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2296/coastal-conservation-gis-intern/job
The World Health Organization (WHO) has requested the assistance of GISCorps to support their West Africa Ebola response activities. WHO is the United Nations agency responsible for directing, coordinating, and leading health activities within the United Nations system and around the world. For the Ebola crisis, WHO and the UN have established the first-ever UN emergency health mission, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).
This GISCorps recruitment is for five on-site positions:
-Guinea in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1vzUF3n)
-Liberia in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1vqKk4K)
-Sierra Leone in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1A41tFM)
-Ghana GIS coordination/support at UNMEER office in Accra, Ghana (http://bit.ly/1AEbEBP)
-WHO office (Geneva, Switzerland) GIS support (http://bit.ly/1FZIP3K)
For each of these positions:
*Work is on-site and travel and per diem expenses will be paid.
*Expert knowledge of GIS, ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Online is required.
*The term of duty is 30 days (45 days for Geneva position), with immediate departure preferred, but departure as late as January 15, 2015 acceptable.
Follow the links above for a detailed job description for each position. Refer to our Travel Information document (http://bit.ly/12wMPM7) for more information about the travel required for these assignments.
If you are qualified and interested, send an email to: WHO-Ebola@giscorps.org by Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (by the end of the day – EDT). In your email please:
*Indicate the positions for which you are applying
*Attach your most recent resume
*Discuss your abilities relative to each position for which you are applying, and
*Indicate your earliest possible travel date.
Thank you in advance,
GISCorps Recruitment Team