Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Esri's Summer Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for Esri's Summer Internship Program and the Esri UC Student Assistantship Program.  Details are available at http://www.esri.com/careers/category/summer-programs.html .  Both programs provide great work experience as well as opportunities to network with professional GIS users and explore career options.

Internships are paid positions at Esri headquarters in Redlands, CA and a few of the Esri Regional Offices.  Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  Positions are available in a variety of areas, including Product Development, Professional Services, Educational Services/Training, Marketing, and Technical Support.  Positions are generally 12 weeks long, starting between May and July, depending on the student's schedule and hiring team's needs.   Deadline to apply is March 18, 2011.

The UC Assistantship Program provides students an opportunity to participate in the International User Conference in San Diego, July 11-15, 2011.  Students work part of the time, and have time to attend sessions and network with conference attendees.  Esri provides conference registration and lodging (students pay for their own travel to San Diego).  This program is open to graduate students and 4th year undergraduate students attending a college/university in the U.S.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2011.

Thank you for forwarding this to students and post secondary faculty.

Joseph Kerski

Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D.| Education Manager
Esri | 1 International Court | Broomfield CO  80021-3200 | USA
Tel 303-449-7779, ext. 8237 | Fax 303-449-8830
jkerski@esri.com | esri.com
Twitter:  @josephkerski

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Paid Spring 2011 Federal Internship Opportunity Utilizing GIS!

Paid Spring 2011 Federal Internship Opportunity Utilizing GIS!

Come join The Washington Center for a 15 week-long internship with the U.S. Census Bureau and participate in an integrated work and academic program in Washington, DC! Accepted students receive scholarships covering the cost of The Washington Center's Program and housing fee for living in furnished housing facilities, as well as a living stipend.

* United States citizenship (please note we can make no exceptions to this requirement);
* Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student focusing in studies related to geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, or geography with a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
* Undergraduate students must receive credit for participating in this program (if you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact joshua.cox@twc.edu);
* Available for a fifteen-week period beginning January 19th, 2011;
* Proficiency with GIS software (ArcGIS 9.2 preferred).
* Applicants should be independent and proactive workers who are detail-oriented and have experience manipulating data. Knowledge of GIS is required; knowledge or willingness to learn databases, Google Earth, ORACLE, Microsoft Access, Adobe Illustrator, etc. is desirable.

Desired Skills or Qualities, in addition to those mentioned above:
* Experience writing scripts and/or software code using PERL, HTML, SQL, etc.
* Experience using advanced functionality of a database (Oracle, Access, Excel, etc).

Intern Duties:
* Basic map production support
* Map printing and plotting
* Interactive map image editing
* Electronic Map image review

How to Apply:

Students must submit an online application at http://secure.twc.edu. Once they create a username and log in, they should select "Internship" from the drop-down menu, and select "Apply Now." Under the Personal Information tab, students should select "Government Scholarship Program." Students should check the Census Bureau box. Students must submit official transcripts to The Washington Center.

Please note that there is no application fee in order to apply for this program; if the student is prompted to provide payment information, they have selected the incorrect application and should make sure they have selected the Government Scholarship Program. If they have any concerns, they should contact Josh at joshua.cox@twc.edu or 202-238-7986. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline to submit the application by November 27th, 2010. Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than the deadline if at all possible, to allow more than adequate time to be put through a security clearance process.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
1333 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2205
Direct line: 202-238-7986
Fax: 202-238-7700