Fall 2018 GIS Internship

The GIS Lab at Wild Utah Project is currently accepting applications for a GIS internship for fall 2018. Our internships are non-paid positions with a commitment of 15 hours a week and total duration of 14 weeks starting on September 17th.  During the internship, we provide interns with the unique opportunity of learning and enhancing GIS and analytic skills, while working on mapping projects that relate to current conservation and wildlife issues in Utah and the Intermountain West.  Additionally, interns are able to expand their network by interacting with staff from other conservation organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Save Our Canyons, Wildlands Network, Western Resource Advocates, etc.  Candidates for this internship are students with a commitment to conservation of wildlife habitat and eager to learn how to use GIS in the field of conservation biology.


During the fall 2018 term, the selected intern will carry out the following tasks:

  • Create spatial datasets from field notes and surveys
  • Create and maintain Web GIS applications such as web maps and story maps
  • Assist with GIS data analysis required in ongoing research projects
  • Fulfill data and mapping requests from conservation partners
  • Conduct data management

Desired knowledge and skills:

  • GIS data preparation, visualization, analysis, and cartography
  • ESRI software (ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS for Server, and ArcGIS Online)
  • Open source software (R, QGIS, GRASS GIS)