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Nature Conservancy New England Paid Summer GIS Internship

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FLSA STATUS: $12.00/hr
DATES: 35 hrs/wk, May-August 2007

This individual will be responsible for providing GIS data and analysis support for a project to assess and verify flooding of river floodplain ecosystems in the Eastern Region. The position involves supervised work with GIS spatial data compilation, and remote sensing image analysis. Specific duties also include some training of eastern scientists in the techniques and methods. This position will be staffed out of the Eastern Regional Science Office in Boston. The GIS Intern will be mentored by other senior GIS analysts/modelers and ecologists to ensure skill development. This is a full-time, four month position.

• GIS spatial data compilation including locating and obtaining appropriate imagery
• Analyzing imagery to yield a flood verification data set
• Written documentation of methods and training of select staff in basic methods.
• Production of maps and charts

• Working knowledge of, and demonstrated experience with ERDAS and ESRI’s ArcGIS (ArcCatalog, ArcMap, ArcToolbox)
• Advanced degree, or current enrollment, in a GIS and/or remote sensing program.
• Working knowledge of the prevailing data models (coverage, shapefile, GRID, and geodatabase
• Ability to compile, manipulate, analyze, and interpret geographic data
• Experience with tabular database management, experience with MS Excel, Access and dBase desirable
• Understanding of basic cartographic principles & experience with map creation
• Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to complete tasks within assigned time frames, manage multiple priorities, and work independently
• Experience with natural resource and conservation planning GIS, coursework in wetlands, aquatic ecology, or floodplain ecosystems preferred

Send resume & cover letter to:
Mark Anderson
Regional Director of Conservation Science
The Nature Conservancy
11 Avenue de Lafayette, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-542-1908 ext 215

No phone calls please The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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