Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Rancho Cordova (Sacramento area), CA USA
DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. -- the leader in wetlands conservation -- has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resource expertise. DU has been using advanced GIS and remote sensing technologies since 1984 to manage the complex issues in wetland and waterfowl management, land-use planning, and environmental conservation. This GIS Internship will be based in our Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA (Sacramento Area), and requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources, wetlands and wildlife.
The selected GIS Intern will work with a team of GIS professionals to update the National Wetlands Inventory within the western United States. The successful applicant should have experience with GIS data development, photo interpretation, and preferably some experience with wetland classification. Other responsibilities may include assisting with a variety of GIS projects throughout the western United States, Alaska, and boreal Canada. Our GIS team works with biologists and other staff to provide conservation planning, GIS modeling and analysis, mapping and graphics support, and setup/maintenance of GIS systems.
The qualified applicant will be a self-motivated, conscientious individual who can work independently with minimal supervision, as well as effectively collaborate with Ducks Unlimited biologists, engineers, fundraising, and other GIS staff. Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S. in a natural resources field of study and experience using ESRI software products. Some experience with databases, wildlife management, and wetland ecology is preferred. The intern will gain experience in wetlands mapping, image interpretation, GIS data development, field data collection, ArcGIS Online, information technology and hardware/software support.
(1) Demonstrated knowledge of GIS concepts and methodologies
(2) Demonstrated ability with ESRI products: ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online
(3) Very good inter-personal, communication and organizational skills
(4) Background in natural resources
(5) Photo interpretation skills
(1) Computer troubleshooting skills
(2) Cartographic Design
(3) Wetland classification and identification skills
TERM: The position is full-time for 1 year (12 months)
REMOTE WORK: Remote work is not available for this position. GIS Interns are required to work full time at our regional office in Rancho Cordova, CA.
WORK CONDITIONS: Primarily based in an office setting. Majority of work will be performing GIS computer tasks at a desk. Opportunities for travel and fieldwork: 2-3 weeks maximum spread out over the course of the year.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: This is a paid internship. The pay rate is $18.00 per hour. No benefits or relocation costs are offered.
To apply, please fill out the application materials using the link below and attach a cover letter and resume including daytime contact information for three professional references.
Or to request application materials please contact Human Resources at [email protected] Targeted starting date is April 10, 2023. Interviews will begin by March 6, 2023, but position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.
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