Monday, April 8, 2019

GIS internship at the Montgomery Parks Department


GIS internship at the Montgomery Parks Department.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner is seeking an undergraduate geography or geographic information science student for an internship opportunity at the Montgomery County Department of Parks, Silver Spring, Maryland. We have a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees, and we serve a diverse population of more than one million residents. We manage 422 parks on nearly 37,000 acres of parkland and we are fiscally sound with an annual operating budget of over $100 million, and a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $220 million.
Internships provide real world experience to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter a career field. Internships are relatively short term in nature with the primary focus on getting some on the job training and taking what’s learned in the classroom and applying it to the real world.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and highly motivated student in the field of geography or geographic information systems to work within the EAM/GIS Section within the Department of Parks. The Intern candidate will learn how to collect, edit, analyze, and map parks related data. The intern candidate will be responsible for the following:Editing parks geospatial data using ArcGIS software
  • Creating simple feature classes using ArcGIS software
  • Developing static maps of park features using ArcGIS software and/or Adobe software
  • Develop web maps and web apps in ArcGIS Online
  • Collect field data using collector for ArcGIS
To be eligible for our Internship Program students must meet the following criteria:
  • Students must be currently enrolled in an appropriate program at a college or university at the undergraduate level
  • Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Students must have at least a junior‐class standing
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity and/or experience with ArcGIS software and ArcGIS Online
  • Self-motivated
  • Willing to take on new challenges

For more information about this internship opportunity with the Montgomery County Department of Parks, e-mail mcparksgis@montgomeryparks.org for more information.  
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