Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer MD iMAP Internship

The MD GIO Office is looking for a summer intern to help maintain the State's Enterprise GIS, MD iMAP. View the posting at:


Summer Intern
Recruitment #16-008998-0011

Main Purpose Of Job

Assist the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with the maintenance of the State's Enterprise GIS platform, MD iMAP.


Duties will include, but are not limited to:
*Create, inventory and maintain geospatial (GIS) data
*Update metadata and register datasets with open data portals
*Assist with updates and publishing of GIS web services
*Prepare documentation and content for internal and external user communications
*Attend staff meetings and other pertinent meetings 
Interns may also be assigned to work on other designated projects and tasks, as needed.


*Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
*Total credits qualifying as junior year status or above
*Geography or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) majors or other related fields
*Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
*Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
*Basic knowledge of Esri ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online
*Must successfully pass a background check


Applicants must be able to work eight (8) hours a day for a least two days per week


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.
NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts) as one file.


Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. 
As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:  
Department of Budget and Management
Recruitment and Examination Division
301 W. Preston Street, Room 608
Baltimore, MD 21201
Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please call 410-767-4850. We will not consider information submitted after this date. 
Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay  
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.  

Friday, June 10, 2016

Internship and Volunteer Opportunity


Learning Life is a nonprofit educational program in Washington D.C. that works to innovate how we inform and engage ordinary citizens in public life.  Learning Life is developing a Citizen Diplomacy Initiative that engages American families in Washington D.C. with foreign families abroad in dialogue and collaboration through “virtual exchange” or live internet video in order to foster global citizenship, international peace, and family and youth development.
Learning Life is now recruiting metro D.C. volunteers and student interns for the following roles:
1.     Dialogue Organizers: Help find (a) families in D.C. and abroad willing to participate in our live, international, family-to-family dialogues, and (b) volunteer youth mentors/dialogue moderators, language interpreters and project advisors to assist with the dialogues and project collaborations the families’ children pursue.
2.     Youth Mentors: Youth mentors: Adopt a participating family in D.C., moderating the family’s dialogues and assisting their family’ children in the international projects they pursue with their matched family’s children abroad.  
3.     Dialogue Interpreters & Document Translators: Fluent Arabic, French, Spanish and Tagalog speakers who can help with interpreting from English to the other language or vice versa during the live dialogues, and with translating CDI documents from English to other languages.   
4.     Project Advisors: Advise youth and their parents and mentors to help them carry out their international projects effectively.  We’re looking in particular for working or retired professionals with knowledge and skills in the fields of digital media, photography, arts/design, food and agriculture, tourism and marketing, public history, education, business, and community development/organizing.   
No prior experience is necessary, though students and professionals with interest and/or experience in international affairs, languages, civic engagement, and/or family and community development are encouraged to apply.  Connections to families in D.C. (especially east of the Anacostia River, in Wards 7 or 8), or abroad in Latin America, Africa, Asia or the Middle East are a plus but not required.  
Volunteers must be willing to commit 4 hours/week, and student interns 8 hours/week.  This summer, interns and volunteers hold weekly work meetings together with Learning Life’s founder, Dr. Paul Lachelier, every Sunday 1-5pm at the Martin Luther King Public Library in DC’s Chinatown.  Interns do an additional 4 hours of weekly independent work on their own time.    

This opportunity is unpaid, but offers substantive, resume-building experience on an innovative international initiative, and a formal reference and/or recommendation letter given satisfactory performance. 
Email Dr. Lachelier directly at with your resume and times you are available in the next seven days for a phone interview.

Friday, June 3, 2016

GIS + Drone Internship - Summer 2016

A DC based services company called Measure, is actively recruiting either an undergraduate (juniors & seniors only) or graduate GIS Intern for their Summer 2016 internship program. 

The intern will work in our Data Engineering department and would help to process, analyze and deliver imagery taken from commercial drones, and will gain valuable experience in a rapidly growing industry.

Attached is the job description, which can also be found on their website at

Position: GIS Intern
Location: Measure HQ, Washington, DC
We are looking for a motivated, self-starting individual with a strong academic background to assist our Data Engineering department for the summer of 2016. The ideal candidate will have a background in GIS and be excited about the growing commercial drone industry. S/he will also be energetic, hardworking, and able to show a demonstrated record of academic and professional success. S/he will think creatively, make well-reasoned decisions, and express his or her ideas clearly and succinctly in writing. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. The position will be held from May through August 2016.
The GIS Intern will primarily help process and analyze data collected by drones in commercial operations. Additional responsibilities include:
• Create advanced analytics from drone imagery using both manual and automatic tools
• Coordinate with the Drone Engineering and Flight Operations departments to ensure the right types of imagery is captured
• Perform initial quality assessment/quality control (QA/QC) of data before, during, and after processing
• Ensure all data has appropriate metadata
• Create maps and other graphics to be used in marketing materials, proposals, operating plans, etc.
• Research new and emerging technologies in the geospatial industry as they relate to drones
Interns are integral members of the Measure team and are actively involved in all aspects of the business.
Candidate must be a student pursuing a bachelor’s (juniors & seniors only) or master’s degree in GIS, Geography, or Computer Science (with a strong interest in GIS or remote sensing) at an accredited university with experience or strong interest in working within a start-up culture. Student must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Proof of ability to work in the United States is required.
Qualifications / Skills Include:
• An appetite to do “whatever it takes” in a rapidly changing start-up environment
• Familiarity with various sensors used in image acquisition and the type of data each sensor captures
• Knowledge of remote sensing principles such as projections, orthorectification, mosaic imaging, etc.
• Strong preference for previous experience with Pix4D or Agisoft Photoscan
• Working proficiency in ArcMap or QGIS
• Experience creating web maps in ArcGIS Online, Google Maps or Mapbox
• Experience coding with Python desired
• Experience with Amazon Web Services desired
• Interest and/or experience in flying RC aircraft or drones
• Photography/videography experience helpful
• Ability to think critically and solve problems creatively
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Organized and highly attentive to detail
• Unquestionable ethics, integrity, and commitment to excellence
• Ability to work independently
• Drive and enthusiasm with a team orientation
• Flexibility in the face of obstacles and sense of humor
• Fluent knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook
Full-time or Part-time
If interested: Send a resume and cover letter to
About Measure:
Measure is the world’s leading Drone as a Service® company. We provide turnkey, cost-effective, and actionable aerial data solutions to enterprise customers. Measure’s fields of expertise include precision agriculture, property & casualty insurance, energy, and infrastructure. Measure’s team leverages decades of experience in commercial aviation, government, drone technology, and industry to provide our customers with the best solutions to their data collection needs. We focus on meeting our customers’ individualized requirements and ensuring return on investment (ROI). Measure’s strong relationships within the U.S. government, and specifically the FAA, inform our deep understanding of the regulatory landscape. Measure will only fly if it is safe, legal, and insured.
We don’t make drones. We make drones work.


Summer Course LARC151

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The School of Architecture's new minor in Real Estate Development

Undergraduates with an interest in real estate can now complete a minor in real estate development. The minor will provide students with an overview of sustainable real estate development, including the development process; the basics of real estate finance; urban planning and design; and the unique roles played by government and the private sector. 

The courses and minor will be open to all Maryland undergraduates with a GPA of 2.0 who have completed RDEV 250 with a C or better. RDEV 250 is offered in the Spring term.  The minor is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the real estate industry and can be taken as a stepping-stone to more advanced graduate work in real estate or a related professional field. 

Students will take 4 core classes and choose 1 elective from a wide range of classes in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Sustainability, Business, Economics, Political Science and Public Policy. Additionally, a specialty elective in real estate case studies is anticipated to be offered once the minor is approved.

Furthermore, students who complete the minor have a head start in pursuing a Masters of Real Estate Development: 9 credits for the Master’s will already be satisfied.

The minor will be of particular interest to students with interests in careers related to real estate and the built environment, such as architecture, business, mortgage banking, construction management, civil engineering, historic preservation, local government, non-profit housing, public-private partnerships, landscape architecture, urban planning or related entrepreneurial ventures.

In a short while, we will have more detailed information as well as an application available on the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s website:   The site is being re-designed right now, so there is currently limited information online. 

Finally, students who are interested in the minor should plan on attending an information workshop early in the fall semester.  I will send you information regarding this once it is scheduled.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions:
Heidi Bulich
Thank you!