Conservation and GIS Specialist position at Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced tropical conservationist with hands-on field experience and a GIS specialist. The primary role of this new position will be to assist protected area projects from inception to completion and to monitor their effectiveness through remote sensing techniques. The position will analyze Protected Areas, endangered species, forest cover, and land use changes as well as assist our field partners with management actions to ensure the protection of over 100 Protected Areas across the tropics. Go to for full description.

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GIS Interns

Meet the Spring 2015 GIS Interns. For information on how to become or how to obtain a Fall 2016 GIS Intern, contact Kim Diver (kdiver).

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Graduate school opportunity in geospatial technologies

The Master’s of Science in Geospatial Technologies program at the University of Washington – Tacoma is looking for a funded RA position for the academic year of 2015-2016.

The selected student will support assistant professor Jim Thatcher on a project to map and visualize the multi-dimensional network that spins outward as information is uploaded, shared, accessed, and exchanged across social media and through mobile device use. Proprietary control of information and privacy concerns will necessarily limit and shape the contours of these visualizations revealing, in their obfuscation, where and how individuals and corporations lose control of their digital identity. As society arranges itself in such a way as to be understood through computational query, tracing the complete path of a single piece of data offers unique insight into where, physically and socially, the supposed quantified self emerges within tangles of privately owned data.

The ideal student will have familiarity with both computer programming languages (javascript and python, specifically) as well as qualitative interview techniques; however, an interest in the topic and willingness to learn is more important than specific background familiarity.

The Masters of Science in Geospatial Technologies program is a one year M.S. degree that offers an applied degree in the burgeoning field of geospatial information and technologies. The Research Assistant for this project would have the opportunity to use open-source tools taught in our curriculum in a research environment. This provides the student not only with professional opportunities in research labs, but also with the ability to be directly involved in conference presentations and potential publications.

The application deadline to be considered for this position is April 1st, 2015. Please mention your desire for consideration in your application. Additional details may be found at:

Please send additional inquiries to:

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GIS Positions at the World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute has three open GIS positions in the Global Forest Watch initiative:


GFW Data & Website Research Assistant Location:  US-DC-Washington Program:  Food, Forest, and Water (FFW) Type:  Regular Full-Time


Global Forest Watch GIS Research Analyst I Location:  US-DC-Washington Program:  Food, Forest, and Water (FFW) Type:  Regular Full-Time


Global Forest Watch GIS Research Analyst II Location:  US-DC-Washington Program:  Food, Forest, and Water (FFW) Type:  Regular Full-Time

Please also see the WRI Careers page – we have 10 open positions in Washington, DC or our international offices that require GIS knowledge or experience (search by keyword GIS). Please apply online to any position; only applications submitted through the WRI Careers portal will be considered. Please feel free to forward!

Susan Minnemeyer
GIS Manager, Forest Program
World Resources Institute
Direct: +1 202-729-7795  |  Skype: susan.minnemeyer  |  Twitter: @susanminnemeyer
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.

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Geospatial Data Analysts Intern Positions in East Hartford

Do you have an interest in how good geospatial data is developed and how best to review the accuracy of that data? Do you have an interest in working on major projects that involve mapping a major city or all the roads in a state? Want to build up your resume, further develop your desktop GIS skills, and get paid to do it? Can you listen to music at the same time while performing exotic data reviews?
Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo) is looking to fill several paid intern positions to work in our East Hartford, CT office from ~Mar/Apr through ~Sept/Oct. The number of hours per week is flexible (25-40). We will work with the internship team to balance everyone’s needs and schedules.
What are you going to do?
➢ you will learn exactly how high quality geospatial data is developed and maintained
➢ you will learn how to review geospatial data
➢ you will learn how projects are managed and executed properly
➢ you’ll gain experience through as you learn
➢ you’ll get massive amounts of hands-on desktop (Esri) experience
➢ you’ll experience what it’s like to work in a high-production work environment
Do Work
➢ review data for quality and completeness
➢ consult with the lead data analyst
➢ load data to client databases
➢ provide input to project manager and lead data analyst
Have fun
➢ you will be working with other interns, a project manager and a lead data analyst
➢ you will be collaborating with everyone on a daily basis
You must have experience with:
❖ ArcGIS desktop
❖ geospatial data concepts/relationships
You should also:
❖ play well with others
❖ have passion for this type of work
❖ thrive on working under tight deadlines
❖ pay attention to details
❖ have energy
❖ like teamwork and collaboration
What are the interns that previously worked on this project doing now?
➢ one is working for a tier-1 city on their bike share program.
➢ one is working for an urban real estate management company making sure their
         data supports their business needs.
➢ one is working on a PhD at MIT.
➢ one is an entrepreneur working in the data analytics space.
➢ one is a project manager with a consulting company.
If you start with us on this project, it’s important that you stay with us until the project is completed. Why? We’re investing in you and we don’t want any production gaps or skill loss!
How to Apply:
Submit a resume to
No calls and no recruiters. AppGeo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applied Geographics, Inc. ( is an established, privately held Geospatial IT consulting firm with a national reputation.  We work on a wide variety of implementation planning, data development and application development projects for our customers in both the government and commercial sectors


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The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Office of Information Management, is currently seeking to fill an Information Technology Analyst position to support GIS use in the department.

The application closing date is March 31, 2015.  More information on is available on the Connecticut Statewide Jobs page.

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Upcoming GIS Working Group meeting

GIS Working Group – Story maps in the classroom
Thursday February 19

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Fisk 115
light snacks and refreshments provided

This month’s GIS Working Group meeting will include a discussion about story maps in the classroom. Colleaugues who have implemented and are currently using story maps as a pedagogical tool will share their experiences. Story maps combine interactive online maps with other content (text, photos, video, audio) to portray a place, event, issue, or pattern within a geographic context. Story maps can use the tools of a geographic information system but don’t require creators or users to have any special knowledge of GIS.

The GIS Working Group is an informal meeting to explore issues of incorporating geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, and spatial technologies into teaching and scholarship. The main goal of the group is to connect the growing network of Wesleyan’s GIS users on a regular basis in order to provide an inclusive venue for engaging interested faculty and staff in exploring and expanding the use of spatial technologies in their own work and to foster interdisciplinary collaborations. Funding for the GIS Working Group provided by an Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life Collaborative Project Grant.

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Graduate Research Assistantship Available at West Virginia University

The West Virginia GIS Technical Center (, 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Ideal Qualifications:

  • 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

  • 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: If possible, please provide links to previous research and contributions to successful GIS applications.
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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Esri User Conference Student Assistantship Program

Each year at the Esri Uuser Conference, up to 60 students take part in the Student Assistantship program, giving them the opportunity to network with fellow students and GIS professionals from around the world. Student assistants spend the week monitoring sessions, working at attendee registration, and assisting with overall conference logistics. In exchange, they can attend technical sessions and social events, visit the Solutions Expo, and explore beautiful San Diego.
The program is open to graduate students and fourth-year undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and are familiar with GIS software and geospatial applications. Applications are due April 15.
·        Full position description:
·       A former UC student assistant’s perspective:
Questions may be directed to


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NASA DEVELOP summer internships

Visit 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.

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