Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Summer Internship

Organization: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Position Type: Summer Internship
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Closing Date: April 15, 2017 or until filled

Online Job Announcement

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increasingly use mapping to monitor progress and manage watersheds. ADEC identifies Alaska Clean Water Action priority waters and impaired waters to protect water quality and restore polluted waters to healthier conditions, but GIS data is limited on these waters. In addition, some of the mapping tools available elsewhere in the United States, such as National Hydrography Dataset+ (NHD+), is just being deployed on a larger scale in Alaska. The intern will receive training on how to update and modernize GIS data for impaired and priority waters in preparation for catchment analysis. The intern will refine GIS data on impaired and priority waters using the NHD and the United States Geological Service (USGS) Hydrography Event Management tool. The intern will also become part of the inter-agency team working to bring NHD+ to Alaska.

Send a letter of interest and resume to drew.grant@alaska.gov with “ADEC Internship Application” in the subject line. Students must be enrolled in an Alaskan institute of higher education to qualify. Stipend is $5000. The internship is to take place in Juneau, but may possibly be moved to Anchorage if necessary. Open until filled, but applications received by April 15 will receive first consideration. Any questions about the position please direct to Drew Grant at (907) 465-5304.

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