Digging into energy data is a tough job, and there is always more work to do than FracTracker has staff. For fall 2017, we’re seeking three unpaid interns to assist with our data and GIS work, one for each of the following offices:
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Cleveland Heights, OH
- Oakland, CA
Applicants should be currently attending or have recently attended an academic institution, preferably in the US for logistical purposes.
The Fall 2017 Data & GIS internships will begin on September 5, 2017 and end after November 30, 2017. These dates are somewhat flexible, however.
When applying online, please indicate out of which office you would like to work. While not ideal, we will accept highly-skilled remote applicants on occasion.
FracTracker’s Data & GIS interns are current college or graduate students who aid in conducting energy research, gathering and analyzing data, mapping geo-located data, and writing articles about this work.
Fall internships are unpaid positions, as our paid internships only run in the spring. Because the fall internships are unpaid, however, students can choose to seek receipt of academic credits through their academic institution. These positions are not eligible for health benefits.
The responsibilities of unpaid interns revolve around the daily work of the other FracTracker staff, as well as time-sensitive projects. Due to FracTracker’s web and mapping focus, the primary skills we seek out of internship applicants are those that would allow them to do oil and gas data collection and mapping. Responsibilities will vary, but may include:
- Field research
- Data mining, cleaning, management, and GIS mapping
- Translation of data into information and stories for the blog
- Administrative support when needed (including data entry, schedule coordination, taking and preparing meeting notes, etc.)
- Participation in software development, integration, and system testing where needed
Internship applications will be accepted through our online form below until July 14, 2017.
Upon receipt of your application and the closing of the application process, our Manager of Communications and Partnerships (MCP) will screen and select applicants for interviews that fit the skills being sought by FracTracker for projects at the time.
Interviews will then be conducted by the MCP and the position’s direct supervisor.
Questions about our current and upcoming internship opportunities should be directed to Sam Rubright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to support FracTracker’s mission this fall, please apply for a Data & GIS internship with us using the form below. Deadline: July 14, 2017 – 5:00 PM Eastern.
Update: The online application process has closed. Check here for updates.