Student Service Contractor: Mapping High Marsh Along the Gulf of Mexico Coast

U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center


We anticipate hiring a Student Services Contractor to assist with a remote sensing project to map high marsh along the northern Gulf of Mexico using satellite imagery and lidar datasets. This student contract position is open to: (1) current undergraduate student with two or more years of classes; (2) a current graduate student; or (3) a recent graduate with a B.S. degree (i.e., graduated within the last year). This Student Services Contractor will help with the following activities: (1) geospatial data compilation; (2) data management; (3) data analysis with geospatial data and satellite imagery; (4) figure and table preparation; and (5) verbal and written communication of results. In addition to the project described above, the student may also assist with other projects on an ad-hoc basis. The Student Services Contractor will work with Nicholas Enwright (


In order to be eligible, applicants must have the status listed above and be eligible to work in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. The applicant should have an interest and experience in remote sensing and geospatial analyses. Pay will be commensurate with education.


To apply for this position, please send the following information to Nicholas Enwright via email (         

(1)   A cover letter explaining their interest in the position

(2)   A resume or CV

(3)   A sample geospatial-focused report or product, particularly one with remote sensing components (e.g., a class paper or writing assignment)


Please send this information in an attachment via email with the following subject line: Application- Student Research Opportunity. A single attachment is preferred.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


For more information on the student service contractor position, please see… For any questions, contact Nicholas Enwright (

Nicholas Enwright, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Lafayette, LA 70506