Friday, March 25, 2016

Award-winning Investigative Journalist Seeks GIS Mapping Intern

Award-winning Investigative Journalist Seeks GIS Mapping Intern

Christine MacDonald, a veteran environmental journalist, author and Schell Reporting Fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, seeks a GIS intern with strong research skills. Digital savvy is a must, coding ability a plus.

Position available immediately
Seeking a graduate student or college senior skilled in the use of GIS to create maps that illuminate complicated issues. The maps produced will support the findings of a series of articles by MacDonald on topics including climate change, deforestation, water scarcity, the impacts of oil and gas drilling and factory farms, among other things.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Future investigative journalists, digital communicators, nonprofit leaders, university researchers, online developers, and anyone wishing to hone already stellar GIS skills; gain recognition in the field; and publish original work in large mainstream news publications.

The GIS intern will also gain knowledge of the publishing industry and how journalistic investigations work, and receive mentorship from a journalist with a long record of publishing in top U.S. news outlets. (Please see Christine MacDonald’s website for more information about her work.)

Qualifications:
·      Candidates must have strong GIS skills and experience plus an interest in using GIS to help tell complex environmental news stories about problems facing the world;
·      An ability to remain objective and engage people of different viewpoints;
·      A desire to seek the truth and communicate it clearly to a wide audience;
·      A commitment to accuracy and journalistic ethics;
·      Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in another language, in addition to English, is a plus;
·      Organizational and time management skills;
·      Comfortable working remotely with a minimum of supervision;
·      Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.

Flexible schedule
With the exception of occasional meetings, the GIS intern will make his/her own schedule and work independently with MacDonald’s guidance and mentoring.

This is an unpaid internship that will require 4-5 hours a week with tasks TBD. However, for each published article that includes GIS maps, MacDonald will provide a stipend payment equal to a minimum of 10 percent of her story fee.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume + up to three examples of your work to:
Christine MacDonald, christine_ontheroad@yahoo.com




HOLA CULTURA
@dccultura

Maryland Global Leaders Lecture Series Presents Dr. Luis Miguel Castilla

The Maryland Global Leaders lecture series welcomes H.E. Dr. Luis Miguel Castilla, Ambassador of Peru to the United States, to UMD onThursday, March 31.  Amb. Castilla will share Peruvian perspectives on regional and global events under the rubric,  "Outlook and Challenges for 2016."  All members of the campus community are welcome to join us for this event, which will be held in the Atrium of the School of Public Policy, Van Munching Hall from Noon until 1:15 PM.  Beverages and light lunch will be served.

For further information, contact Joe Scholten at the Office of International Affairs (scholten@umd.edu) or follow this link.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hola Cultura Volunteer and Internship Positions

New Hola Cultura volunteer and internship positions available now and this summer, respectively. A few are specifically for people with GIS experience. See link below. 




HOLA CULTURA

GIS Analyst Employment Opportunity: Morgan Angel Associates





Wednesday, March 23, 2016

GEOGRAPHY CLUB Meeting Today!

Meeting TODAY at 6:00pm in LeFrak 1124. Members from our Exec Board will be on a panel to discuss their experiences in courses, the geography department, internships, and beyond. This is a great time for YOU to find out what you've been always wondering.

See you tonight!

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Geography Club
Room 1222 LeFrak
University of Maryland, College Park

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY - Wednesday, April 27 - REGISTRATION OPEN!!

MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ­ 2100D McKeldin Library ­ UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY - ­ APRIL 27, 2016 Francis DuVinage, Director ­ - Jacqueline De La Torre , Coordinator ­ http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/

Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland¹s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 27, 2016!  This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on April 27 with set-up beginning at 11:30 am. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research ­ including creative and performing arts ­ are welcome!

Submitting a poster proposal is free and easy ­ you can find the form on the MCUR website at http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-ugresearchday.html -  the deadline to submit your proposal is April 18 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us at ugresearch@umd.edu<mailto:ugresearch@umd.edu>




Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Summer Intern for Agriculture and Geography

FAS PATH 2016-0114  GS-0399-5/7 (Student Trainee Administrative and Office Support)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/433043200<https://webmail.asrcfederal.com/owa/redir.aspx?REF=W1e33PFBYqONYqfyku7j5gTOvFnxf5WfkMTwuGNxdNF_IqAwUU_TCAFodHRwczovL3d3dy51c2Fqb2JzLmdvdi9HZXRKb2IvUHJpbnRQcmV2aWV3LzQzMzA0MzIwMA..>
Please pass this along to those who may be interested in working as a summer intern at FAS/OGA/IPAD. The job opened on March 18 and will close on March 24, 2016 so the applicant would have to be get on USA jobs right away.

The GS 5 level assumes 4 years of undergrad or has graduated from college. The GS-7 is one year of some graduate level or high GPA from college.

Alumni Association Scholarships

Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship
The Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a junior in good academic standing who followed in the footsteps of a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other family member who previously attended the University of Maryland. The deadline for the Schutz Legacy Scholarship is this upcoming Friday, March 11, 2016.

Alumni Association Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
The Alumni Association undergraduate and graduate scholarships are awarded to current students in good academic standing who are active participants in the campus community and who demonstrate a passion for building the Terrapin spirit on campus. Ten undergraduate and five graduate students will be selected for this award. Undergrads receive $2,000 each. Grad students receive $3,000 each. The deadline for the Alumni Association scholarships is Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Visit alumni.umd.edu/scholarships<http://alumni.umd.edu/s/1132/index.aspx?sid=1132&gid=1&pgid=826> to review the criteria and submit an application. Any questions regarding these scholarships or the application process can be sent to Kourtney Kleine Temple at ktemple@ur.umd.edu<mailto:ktemple@ur.umd.edu>.

Americorps Service Position Announcement

AMERICORPS SERVICE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

2016-17 National Park Service AmeriCorps opportunity

Service Position Title: Enterprise GIS and Data Technician AmeriCorps Member

Service Position Summary:

The AmeriCorps recruit will work 40 hours per week on a Monday through Thursday schedule (4/10). Primary duties include researching, developing, presenting, and evaluating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) data used for planning and natural resource management in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park engages in numerous infrastructure development and maintenance activities which require diligent review of impacts to sensitive resources as well as comprehensive application of civil planning and construction practices. Use of GIS and other design systems and software assist managers in making resource decisions that affect the park. The member will assist planners and resource managers in creating and evaluating data used by the park to ensure National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance as well as effective use and management of spatial and non-spatial data in support of park facility management operations.

The member will also assist park staff in integrating planning and maintenance GIS data in other aspects of park operations, particularly law enforcement, public safety, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Fire Effects, and Hydrology. This includes collection, development and deployment of data which supports visitor services such as campground facilities, Emergency Action Plans (EAP), trail maintenance, emergency spill response, real-time wildlife tracking, Search and Rescue, Cultural Resource Preservation, Environmental Impact Statements, and transportation planning. The goal of this project is to provide the park with a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the use of GIS data in park planning that compliments service-wide facility planning and resource conservation initiatives such as “Foundation” and “NPAtlas”.

Primary Functions of Position:

1) Develop and Deploy GIS data in support of NEPA compliance;

2) Collect, Develop, and Deploy GPS data associated with the location of park critical assets such as bears, feral hogs, elk, trail and road improvements, discovery of new hydrologic resources;

3) Train planners and designers in use of, and integration of, GIS data with other planning systems and software;

4) Provide Tier-1 GIS and data technical support to Resource Management and Emergency Operations operations;

5) Serve as members of the Search and Rescue Team.



Position Seasonal Breakdown:

Fall 2016:

Initial training will include use of NPS GIS software and Systems, park project planning, and use of surveying and drafting equipment and software;

Winter 2015-2016:

Member will coordinate collection and development of GIS data to support facility planning operations;

Member will collect GPS data of park critical assets.

Spring-Summer 2016:

Member will integrate GIS data into web-based mapping applications;

Member will perform data mining and analysis of non-GIS data;

Member will assist park staff in use of GIS data for maintenance and construction planning

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have own transportation & a valid driving license (*no moving violations allowed)

Paid or unpaid experience with GIS and/or GPS and/or Databases;

Paid or unpaid experience in the natural resource or environmental field;

Strong interest in environmental natural resource conservation and civil planning or engineering;

Must be able to work as a member of a diverse and complex team;

Able to work independently and take leadership on goal accomplishment;

Capable of working with people from diverse backgrounds;

Solid organizational and leadership skills;

Commitment to honesty, excellence and professionalism;

Comfortable making presentations to large groups (5 to 20+ people);

Able to grasp complex data relationships;

Ability to quickly assimilate new technology;

Strong technical writing skills;

Well-above-average computer skills;

Ability to hike long distances in adverse weather;

Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing surveying operations;

Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Optional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

State or higher-recognized emergency medical training such as EMT, Medic, WFR;

State or higher-recognized emergency response training such as “Red Card”, FEMA, Aviation;

Ability to safely navigate very steep and rocky terrain, verifiable climbing experience

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience and training with Word, Access Databases, ArcGIS;

Optional experience with HTML, Google Sites, Google Maps, Java, C#;

Education or experience in any of the following: Natural Resource Management, Civil Engineering, Planning, Spatial Information Systems, Surveying;

Service Conditions:

AmeriCorps member will work outdoors in a mountainous and ever-changing environment, as well as indoors in a climate-controlled environment. Outdoor work and exposure to all weather conditions (sun, rain, heat, cold, etc.) will be required. Occasional evening/weekend hours may be necessary.

Physical Demands: Sitting; standing; walking; lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying (up to 40 lbs.);

kneeling; stooping; bending; squatting; close vision; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; exposure to various colognes/perfumes, fumes from printing cartridges and dust from stored supplies, wrist/arm discomfort due to prolonged use of office computer equipment;

forward a simple resume to me by email<mailto:thomas_colson@nps.gov> (only) if interested. Several positions available, year-long position.
 Thomas Colson <thomas_colson@nps.gov<mailto:thomas_colson@nps.gov>>

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Free Flights for Maryland-in-London Fall Applicants


GEOG Internship Positions

Log into Careers4Terps (www.Careers.umd.edu<http://www.Careers.umd.edu>) and search for the position title below to read more about each position and to apply.

GIS Interns
University of Maryland - Center for Advanced Transportation Tech Lab (CATT)
Position Type:  Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Winter/January Term Internship, Co-op (Fall or Spring Full-Time), On-Campus Part-Time, Graduate Assistantship
Location:
College Park, Maryland (United States)

Description:    The UMD CATT Lab is looking for students to assist our full time administrative staff with growing the lab’s impact on the marketplace. We are looking to improve our products, our reach and our execution. We are looking for students to participate in the following tasks:
• Mapping tasks
• Proximity analysis
• Map data management
• GIS tasks
• ArcGIS tasks

Job Function:   Communication, Computer Science/Statistics, Engineering, Other
Duration:       1 year
Qualifications: Knowledge and experience with several of the following is required:
• ESRI products
• TMCs (Traffic Message Channel
• Databases
• Proximity analysis
• GIS
• Geography
• Navteq maps
• Tele Atlas maps

Knowledge and experience with several of the following systems is preferred:
• Transportation technologies
• Navigation technologies
• Data feed analysis
• Open OSM maps
• Manipulating shape files
• Data fusion


Summer Intern
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Position Type:  Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Job Location(s):
Hyattsville, Maryland (United States)
Gaithersburg, Maryland (United States)
Silver Spring, Maryland (United States)
Laurel, Maryland (United States)

Description:    WSSC, one of the nations largest water and wastewater utilities, seeks qualified Student Interns for our 2016 summer program. Headquartered in Laurel, Maryland, WSSC seeks college students actively enrolled in an accredited college/university and interested in learning more about water utility engineering, operations and administration.
Job Function:   Communication, Computer Science/Statistics, Engineering, Financial Services, Management/Administration, Social Services
Salary Range:   Commensurate with education.
Qualifications: We are most interested in students pursuing degrees in the following disciplines:

Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
Construction Management
Environmental Engineering
Geography/GIS
Other disciplines including Chemistry/Microbiology; Communications/Public Relations/Journalism; Supply Chain/Business Administration; IT; Law/Public Administration
Summer 2016 Research/GIS Internship
iMapData
Position Type:  Summer Internship
Desired Major(s):       Agriculture and Natural Resources/Environmental Science & Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geographical Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geospatial Information Sciences (GRAD), Behavioral and Social Sciences/Environmental Science & Policy, Behavioral and Social Sciences/GIS, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Criminology and Criminal Justice (GRAD), Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geographical Science BS-MS (GRAD), Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Computer Science, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Geology
Location:
McLean, Virginia (United States)

Description:    We are seeking part-time interns for an 8-week summer program (June-July).
Specifically, the individual will:
• Work closely with Research, GIS, and Product Development teams on various projects and assignments
• Provide in-depth research, insight and analysis on various topics
• Aid in the maintenance, refinement, and enhancement of our databases

Job Function:   Computer Science/Statistics, Research, Sciences, Other
Desired Class Level(s): Post Doctorate, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out)
Qualifications: Skills and Requirements
• A desirable candidate will be proactive and highly motivated, with excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills
• Ability to work independently and in teams
• Full-time rising junior or senior at a college/university. Graduate-level students or recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.
• Strong research, data collection and problem solving skills. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds including—Geography/GIS, International Research, Emergency Management, Data Analytics, Meteorology
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Preferred Qualifications
• Good understanding of geography. Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems a plus
• Proficient in a foreign language a plus
• Experience with FME, Microsoft SQL Server, QGIS, data analysis, or graphic design a plus
• Experience with Java, Python, or general programming knowledge/experience a plus

The Leadership Development Internship Program: Summer 2016
Middle East Institute
Position Type:  Summer Internship
Desired Major(s):       Arts and Humanities/Communication, Arts and Humanities/English Language and Literature, Arts and Humanities/History, Arts and Humanities/Jewish Studies, Arts and Humanities/Linguistics, Arts and Humanities/Creative Writing (GRAD), Arts and Humanities/Arabic Studies, Arts and Humanities/Persian Studies, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Anthropology, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geographical Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Undergraduate Studies/Pre-Law, Journalism/Journalism, Information Studies (iSchool)/Library and Information Studies (GRAD), Public Policy/Policy Studies (Ph.D.)
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

Description:    The Leadership Development Internship Program at the Middle East Institute is designed to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience at a Washington, DC-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while developing professional skills with interns from all over the world.


Job Function:   Communication, Research, Other
Desired Class Level(s): Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate
Duration:       Summer term (ends 8/12/16)
Approximate Hours Per Week:     20-40
Salary Level:   Unpaid
Qualifications: Qualifications depend on the position. For further information, please see http://www.mei.edu/internships-0


Intern, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) I
American Red Cross

Position Type:  Summer Internship
Desired Major(s):       Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geographical Sciences
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

Description:    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students internship opportunities at our Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in chapters across the country through our Internship Program. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects.

The Intern, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) I is a Paid Internship where candidates must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship. The opportunity is based in Washington, DC.

Basic Qualifications:
• Current undergraduate student freshman or above working toward Master of Science or certificate degree, geography, GIS or related field
• Comfort using Adobe Illustrator and/or InDesign
• Experience using GIS software to produce maps and/or perform spatial analysis
• Experience using and contributing to OpenStreetMap
• Experience using command line tools or scripts (e.g. GDAL, Python) to process data a plus
• Prior experience working with Github, HTML, CSS, Javascript and/or CartoCSS a plus
• Ability to harmonize an independent work style with larger team priorities


Responsibilities:
• Review, streamline and organize geographic data submitted from American Red Cross field projects around the world.
• Analyze geospatial data to enhance and inform programmatic decisions
• Conduct research to locate and obtain existing GIS data on humanitarian needs, including vulnerabilities related to climate change and disaster hazards.
• Undertake long-term research projects to develop stronger GIS tools and resources within the International Services Department.
• Support the info and reporting team with communications tasks as necessary.

Candidates will be considered for the summer 2016 semester (June through August)
• 40 hours/week


To apply for this position, please apply online at
www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=62902<http://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=62902>


The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Function:   Other
Desired Class Level(s): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate
Intern, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) II
American Red Cross
Position Type:  Summer Internship
Desired Major(s):       Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geographical Sciences
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

Description:    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students internship opportunities at our Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in chapters across the country through our Internship Program. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects.

The Intern, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) II is a Paid Internship where candidates must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship. The opportunity is based in Washington, DC.

Basic Qualifications:
• Current graduate student working toward Master of Science or certificate degree, geography, GIS or related field
• Comfort using Adobe Illustrator and/or InDesign
• Experience using GIS software to produce maps and/or perform spatial analysis
• Experience using and contributing to OpenStreetMap
• Experience using command line tools or scripts (e.g. GDAL, Python) to process data a plus
• Prior experience working with Github, HTML, CSS, Javascript and/or CartoCSS a plus
• Ability to harmonize an independent work style with larger team priorities


Responsibilities:
• Review, streamline and organize geographic data submitted from American Red Cross field projects around the world.
• Analyze geospatial data to enhance and inform programmatic decisions
• Conduct research to locate and obtain existing GIS data on humanitarian needs, including vulnerabilities related to climate change and disaster hazards.
• Undertake long-term research projects to develop stronger GIS tools and resources within the International Services Department.
• Support the info and reporting team with communications tasks as necessary.

Candidates will be considered for the summer 2016 semester (June through August)
• 40 hours/week

Direct Apply Link: https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=62766

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Function:   Other
Desired Class Level(s): Masters Candidate
Esri Careers For Recent Grads
ESRI
Position Type:  Entry Level (New Graduates)
Location:
Redlands, California (United States)

Description:    Be Part of Esri’s Innovation

You’ve worked hard for your degree—now put it to good use at Esri! Our geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.
We are seeking new grads to join us in these positions:
• Software Developers—Put your programming skills to the test and design and develop next generation Esri software for desktop, server, mobile, and web applications/services.
• Product Engineers—Collaborate with software developers to enhance tools and capabilities, ensuring we continue delivering the highest quality products.
• Geospatial Engineers—Map where things are and how they relate. Big data is key to understanding complex issues. It all starts with data visualization, configuration, and development.
• GIS, Server, Database, and Programming Support Analysts—Provide high-quality support to end users of Esri software to solve technical problems quickly and effectively.
• Solution Engineers—Support our sales and marketing teams by building and delivering demos that show organizations how GIS can solve their business challenges.
Learn more about these positions and apply at esri.com/careers<http://esri.com/careers>. Maybe our next big idea will be yours.

Job Function:   Computer Science/Statistics, Consulting, Engineering, Marketing/Sales
Approximate Hours Per Week:     40
Salary Level:   DOE
Qualifications: Most of our hires major in computer science, GIS, geography, or computer engineering, but we also have opportunities for business, law, accounting, marketing, and IT majors.
Esri Summer Internship Program
ESRI
Position Type:  Summer Internship
Location:
Washington DC, District of Columbia (United States)
Redlands, California (United States)

Description:    Looking for a summer gig where you can learn and earn a paycheck at the same time? Get a head start on your career by becoming an Esri intern. Each year, we hire about 100 interns to work at our headquarters in Redlands, California, and in some of our regional offices across the US. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

What You'll Do
Esri interns contribute to real projects and are mentored by team members along the way. From creating an augmented reality application for Android mobile devices to using Python to implement a faster solution for a 3D segmentation technique; from developing a mobile application to improve overall team communication and efficiency for search and rescue teams to creating maps and images for an ocean basemap demonstration shown at the User Conference, Esri interns do work that makes a difference.

Internships are available in many areas throughout the company:

• Software Development
• Software Products
• Educational Services and Technical Support
• Accounting
• Contracts and Legal Services
• Marketing
• Solution Engineering
• Web Development and Design
• GIS Services
• Project Management
• Information Systems Technology (IST)
• Graphic Design
Some of the Perks
• Full-time, paid internships
• Twelve-week program with flexible start dates
• Free software training courses
• A day at the annual Esri International User Conference
• A chance to network with other students from across the US
• Enjoying what Southern California has to offer—Redlands is centrally located near mountains, beaches, Los Angeles, and desert communities

What's Next?
More information on Esri’s Summer Internship Program including the application process is available at esri.com/careers<http://esri.com/careers>. Applications must be received by March 18, 2016. We fill internships as qualified candidates are identified, so apply early!

Job Function:   Computer Science/Statistics, Engineering, Marketing/Sales

Friday, March 4, 2016

Grad Fair


Game Night with Geography Club

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 9th at 6pm in LeFrak Room 1124.

We will be having a board game night! We will provide geography-themed board games, just bring your game face!

Looking forward to seeing you all!!

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Geography Club
Room 1222 LeFrak
University of Maryland, College Park
geogclubumd@gmail.com<mailto:geogclubumd@gmail.com> | Facebook: UMD Geography Club<https://www.facebook.com/UMDGeographyClub?fref=ts>

MIA Recovery Network Opportunity

The MIA Recovery Network, https://miarecoverynetwork.com has requested the assistance of a GIS professional for conversion/join of MS Access data schema to a GIS layer to be loaded in ArcGIS Online.

This is a remote mission and the detailed project description and required qualifications is found in here:

http://www.giscorps.org/documents/MRN_JD.pdf

Please read the description very carefully, and if you are qualified and interested, send an email along with your resume to: recruit@giscorps.org<mailto:recruit@giscorps.org> by Sunday March 6th, 2016.  Please include links to ArcGIS Online maps that you have created.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Summer GIS Internship Opportunity in Fairfax, VA

We are looking for a student with good hands-on GIS skills to work with us as one of our interns this summer.
The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Park Planning & Development Division, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, 20 miles west of Washington, DC, offers summer internships in a sincere effort to provide a quality, diversified program in which students from the urban affairs, environmental and land use planning, landscape architecture and geography disciplines have the opportunity to apply traditional academic classroom learning to actual work experience within a local government planning agency, in order to develop personal and professional skills for future career development and placement. The Park Planning & Development Division has hosted up to three student interns each summer for the past decade and has found it to be a mutually beneficial program.
Park Planning Intern
Description: The Park Planning Intern will work with the Park Planning team on projects that support long range park planning efforts, individual park master plan projects, land development impact review, GIS mapping projects, and/or AutoCAD design of park sites. Responsibilities may include attending planning team meetings; assisting with logistics of planning public outreach meetings; evaluating rezoning applications and site plans for impacts to parkland; working on park master plan conceptual designs, updating park data layers and database information in GIS, making maps, conducting research, writing reports, and making presentations to staff teams and managers. Actual assigned projects will depend upon the student’s skills and interests. Depending on the areas of assignment, there may be an opportunity to interact with staff in other county agencies, such as Planning & Zoning, Public Works, and Community Revitalization.
Requirements: Coursework in geography, land use planning, public policy planning and analysis, landscape architecture, park and recreation planning, and/or natural resource management. Good research and writing skills, attention to detail. Microsoft Office computer skills. Some ArcInfo GIS and/or AutoCAD experience is required if the student seeks to work on GIS and CAD projects.
Schedule: The intern will be expected to make a commitment to work a minimum of 20 hours per week for about 12 weeks from mid- to late-May until early- to mid-August (start and end dates are flexible). The position is unpaid, but the Park Authority will work with the student on necessary paperwork if seeking course credit and a written letter of recommendation will be provided at successful completion of the program. Free temporary housing at one of the Park Authority’s historic properties may be available to out of state students, but the intern must provide their own vehicle for transportation to and from the office. Orientation will be provided to interns during their first few weeks on the job and a meeting with senior managers and the Park Authority Board will be scheduled for an evening in July.
To apply: Submit an application and resume prior to March 18, 2016 via the Park Authority’s web portal: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/internships/ Selected applicants will have the option of interviewing in person or via Skype and a written exercise may be required.
Thank you,
Andrea L. Dorlester, AICP
Senior Park Planner
Student Intern Program Supervisor
Fairfax County Park Authority

Career Opportunity: Green Corps

Extended Application Deadline: March 4th
Click here to request more information about Green Corps

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. At Green Corps, we believe there are actually plenty of solutions to these problems, but what’s lacking is political will on behalf of decision makers.  That’s why right now, what we really need is more Organizers – people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit www.greencorps.org/apply

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more—all of the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International, and The Wilderness Society, in major cities to small towns across the country.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: A team of Green Corps organizers helped run a publicity campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s Cereal to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,500. We also offer a generous benefits package.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

The Application Process: In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2016 -2017. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2016 with Introductory Classroom Training and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Amanda Becker, Recruitment Director of Green Corps at jobs@greencorps.org.

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Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Updated GEOG Advising Hours


      Geography Advising Office Schedule 
 Spring 2016
   Room: 2181M LeFrak Hall
     No Appointments Required

        January 25th-May 18th

Monday
11:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday
11:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday
11:00am – 1:00pm
Friday
11:00am – 2:00pm



Please email before you visit us since the schedule can change day to day. We can always be reached via email at geog-advise@umd.edu or voice mail at 301-405-4073.