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Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Dexter, MI USA
Application Deadline: 2018-03-30
Posted: 2018-03-13

Position Description:

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. -- the leader in wetlands conservation -- has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resources expertise. DU has been using advanced GIS and remote sensing technologies since 1984 to manage the complex issues in wetland and waterfowl management, land-use planning, and environmental conservation. The GIS Intern position will be based in our Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office in Dexter, Michigan, and requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources/wildlife/wetlands.

DU has an immediate need for someone to work with a team of GIS professionals to update the National Wetlands Inventory within the Great Lakes. The successful GIS Intern should have experience with GIS data development, photo interpretation and preferably some experience with wetland classification. Other responsibilities may include: assisting with a variety of GIS projects using datasets throughout the Great Lakes and Eastern Coastal region, assembling metadata; supporting project biologists with mapping needs; and setup and maintenance of GIS systems.

The qualified applicant will be a self-motivated, conscientious individual who can work independently with minimal supervision, as well as communicate closely with Ducks Unlimited biologists and engineers. We are looking for a person with a background in natural resources and experience in GIS. Some experience with databases, wildlife management, ecology, and wetlands is preferred.


(1) Demonstrated ability with ESRI products
(2) Good organizational skills
(3) Very good inter-personal skills
(4) Background in wetlands/wildlife
(5) Photo interpretation skills


(1) Computer troubleshooting skills
(2) Cartographic Design
(3) Wetland classification and identification skills

TERM: Position has a term of up to 12 months.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Interns are paid $11.25 per hour.

APPLICATION: Please fill out the application materials and attach a cover letter and resume at this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=181731&lang=en_US&source=CC3
by March 30, 2018. For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Mat Halliday
GIS Specialist
7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. 1
Dexter, MI 48130

It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.