National Audubon Society Dangermond Fellowship

National Audubon Society will select 5 [total] fellows for this year.  While there are listings for specific cities in that link, applicants should apply to only one (it is entered into a larger pool). If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly. Additional details are in the links, but here is a general role description:

The Dangermond Fellowship is an exciting, paid opportunity provided through the partnership between National Audubon Society and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). This prestigious fellowship is designed with the aim to foster the next generation of leaders in the enterprise GIS, science, and nonprofit/conservation sectors. Throughout the year, Fellows will receive extensive and immersive training in the full ArcGIS platform and will visit both the ESRI campus in Redlands, CA and Audubon’s headquarters in New York City. The position is a one-year commitment and starts in June 2019 until June 2020. Fellows will work full time over the summer to attend trainings, the ESRI User Conference, and spend time on a GIS-related project with a unique, local Audubon field location (center or an office that is closest to your residence). In the fall and spring, Fellows will work part-time to accommodate for the academic semester. The goals of the program are to provide Fellows with enterprise systems, conservation, science, and applied technologies exposure in a GIS department that is at the forefront of the GIS enterprise landscape. Experience with GIS server technologies, cloud servers, database management systems, application development, and account management will be gained through hands-on application of skills and knowledge with a professional team. Through the fellowship, Audubon wants to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines, including but not limited to geodesy, computer science, cartography, human geography, physical geography, climate science, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geospatial information science. As a Fellow, your potential to further GIS work in connection with Audubon’s conservation strategy will be a strong consideration during the selection process.

This includes:
• Advancing research in the field of geographic information systems and science applied to wildlife and bird conservation
• Expanding and strengthening the relevance of geographic information science across Audubon’s network, especially in the intersection of GIS, conservation policy, climate change, coastal planning, and land use/cover change monitoring
• Promotion of effective and ethical use of geographic information data and technologies
• Building relationships around GIS science and applications in order to foster multi-disciplinary geospatial research and education across the Audubon network and key partners

Students from colleges across the United States are invited to apply. Students must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.