Job Detail

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Inc.
Title: GIS Intern Great Lakes/Atlantic Region
Location: Dexter, MI USA

Posted: 2022-10-19
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

GIS Intern – Great Lakes/Atlantic Region (Dexter, MI)
INTERN Full-Time
Dexter, MI, US

Requisition ID: 1521

Salary Range:
$17.0000 To 17.0000 Hourly
GIS Intern - Great Lakes/Atlantic Region, Dexter, Michigan

Ducks Unlimited – Great Lakes/Atlantic Region has an opening for four full-time, paid GIS Interns. The successful candidates will have GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources, wetlands, and wildlife. They will collaborate with a team of GIS professionals to update the US FWS National Wetlands Inventory as needed. The position will report to Mathew Halliday, GIS Analyst.


GIS data development for the National Wetlands Inventory within the Great Lakes, Gulf Coast, and U.S. territories in the Caribbean.
Assist with a variety of projects as needed, including data collection and management, cartography, geospatial analysis, and geospatial web applications.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Demonstrated knowledge of GIS and remote sensing concepts and methodologies.
Background in Natural Resources, Conservation, or related field.
Bachelor’s degree -- preferred

Technological Proficiencies:
Proficient with ESRI products (ArcMap or ArcPro) and ArcOnline.
Experience with Microsoft Suite, including Excel, Word, and Power Point
Computer troubleshooting skills – preferred
Cartographic design – preferred

Analytical Skills
Visual interpretation of digital orthophotography
Ability to systematically learn and implement GIS workflows in a data production environment from class-based training modules and written documentation.
Wetland classification and identification skills --preferred

Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Public speaking skills -- preferred

Interpersonal Skills:
Self-motivated, conscientious individual who can work independently.
Show a willingness to learn and ask questions.
Collaborate effectively with Ducks Unlimited staff, including biologists, engineers, fundraising, and other GIS staff.
Willingness to support others as a resource in a team setting.

Term: Start in early January 2023 for a 12-month assignment.

Financial Assistance: This is a paid internship. The pay rate is $17.00 per hour.

Work Conditions: Primarily based in an office setting. Majority of the work will be performing GIS computer tasks. Opportunities for travel and fieldwork: 2-3 weeks maximum spread out over the course of the year.

Remote Work: Remote work is not available for this position. GIS Interns are required to work full-time at our regional office in Dexter, MI.

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For any questions on this role, please contact [email protected]


It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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