Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Title: GIS Intern (Paid - 2 openings)
Location: Rancho Cordova (Sacramento area), CA USA
DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. -- the leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation -- has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resource 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. This GIS Internship will be based in our Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA (Sacramento Area), and requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources, wetlands and wildlife.
DU has an immediate need for two GIS Interns to work with a team of GIS professionals to update the National Wetlands Inventory within the western United States. The successful applicants 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 western United States, Alaska, and boreal Canada to assist project biologists and support staff with mapping needs, conservation planning and setup/maintenance of GIS systems.
The qualified applicants will be self-motivated, conscientious individuals who can work independently with minimal supervision, as well as effectively collaborate with Ducks Unlimited biologists, engineers, fundraising, and other GIS staff. Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S. in a natural resources field of study and experience using ESRI software products. Some experience with databases, wildlife management, and wetland ecology is preferred. The intern will gain experience in wetlands mapping, photo/image interpretation, GIS data development, field data collection, ArcGIS Online, information technology and hardware/software support.
(1) Demonstrated knowledge of GIS concepts and methodologies
(2) Demonstrated ability with ESRI products: ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online
(3) Very good inter-personal, communication and organizational skills
(4) Background in natural resources
(5) Photo interpretation skills
(1) Computer troubleshooting skills
(2) Cartographic Design
(3) Wetland classification and identification skills
TERM: The position is full-time for 1 year (12 months)
REMOTE WORK: Remote work is not available for this position. GIS Interns are required to work full time at our regional office in Rancho Cordova, CA.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: This is a paid internship. The pay rate is $18.00 per hour. No benefits or relocation costs are offered.
APPLICATION: Please fill out the application materials and attach a cover letter, resume and references at this link:
by October 1, 2021.
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