Title: FracTracker Alliance Data and GIS Intern
Internship Period: January 2018 – June 2018, 6 months
Application Deadline: October 27, 2017
Compensation: $11/hour, 15 hours per week
Locations: Oakland, CA and Pittsburgh, PA
Are you a college or graduate student in the U.S.? Do you enjoy working with datasets, visualizations, maps, and researching oil and gas issues? If so, please consider applying to be one of our Data and GIS interns this spring in Oakland, California and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Nature of Work
FracTracker internships are dedicated to current college and graduate students, as well as recent grads. Each of our available 6-month internships runs from January through June. Paid, temporary interns work 15 hours per week and are compensated $11/hour. This position is not eligible for health benefits, but travel expenses may be reimbursed. Please note this position is at will and subject to available funding.
This spring we have needs for interns in two of FracTracker’s offices, although some remote work is permissible if arranged in advance with their supervisor. Please select which of the two offices you are interested in working out of when applying:
- California: 1440 Broadway, Ste. 205, Oakland, CA 94612
- Pennsylvania: 112 Sherman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Interns will utilize GIS technologies to perform geo-spatial data collection, processing, and analysis. Tasks are typically associated with routine technical work in GIS involving heavy amounts of database entry and management, generation of maps, and various types of research under the supervision of FracTracker staff.
The responsibilities of paid GIS interns revolve around the daily work of the other FracTracker staff, as well as time-sensitive projects. Responsibilities will vary, but may include:
- Data mining, cleaning, management, and GIS mapping
- Limited spatial analyses using GIS software
- 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.)
- Field research
- Participation in software development, integration, and system testing when needed
Working knowledge of: Geographic information systems (GIS) and Microsoft Office products (especially Word and Excel).
Ability to: Assist with researching spatial data availability from internal and external sources; collect, assimilate, analyze, and interpret data and draw sound conclusions; prepare oral and written reports.
Enrollment in or recent graduation from an accredited college or university is required. Majors can include geography, computer science, environmental science, public health, planning or a related field.
Internship Application Process
To apply, please submit the following materials by October 27th through our online application form: cover letter, resume, and 3 references. Applications are not accepted via email, but you may address questions to Sam Rubright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Deadline to apply: October 27, 2017
After October 27, 2017, applicants will be contacted regardless of whether or not an interview is sought. Interviews will be conducted during the week of October 30th and a decision made by Friday, November 3rd.
About FracTracker Alliance
FracTracker Alliance studies, maps, and communicates the risks of oil and gas development to protect our planet and support the renewable energy transformation. Learn more about FracTracker Alliance at www.fractracker.org.