Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Internships in Geography

Geography faculty just received the following message from Tracey Gray in Career Services. It looks like our talented students are in demand!

I wanted to alert you to three great internship prospects for students in your academic department as indicated below. 

Habitat Restoration Intern, The Trustees of Reservations                                                                         Job ID # 3842Help The Trustees of Reservations to monitor and restore a rare Atlantic White Cedar swamp at Copicut Woods. Responsibilities include:
• Inventory and use GPS to map all existing Atlantic White Cedar trees.
• Assess the cedar stand for evidence of disease or decay.
• Measure trees to determine diameter, height, crown spread and age.
• Conduct swamp transects to measure depth of peat layer and water depth at various times of year.
• Assess the impact of deer browsing on trees and explore methods to reduce impact of browsing.
• Assist with transplanting trees from tree nursery into swamp.
• Remove competing trees and shrubs from restoration site.

Transportation Planning Intern, SRPEDD                                                                                                      Job ID # 3935Students will assist staff with a wide array of data collection efforts including, but not limited to the following:
Traffic Counting Program and other highway transportation related programs-assist in data collection efforts that include:
• installation of automatic traffic counting devices on various highways
• manual traffic counts at signalized/non-signalized intersections
• vehicle crash data at local police departments
• use data base, spreadsheets and other software programs for data entry

Pavement Management-assist in data collect efforts that include:
• pavement condition surveys of Federal Aid Eligible roadways
• data entry of surveys into computer software program

Transit Planning-assist in data collection efforts that include:
• bus and train passenger surveys
• ridership data input

Geographic Roadway Runoff Inventory Program (GRRIP)-assist in data collection efforts that include:
• field work to inventory, evaluate and photograph roadway drainage structures and surrounding environs
• mapping (GIS), data entry and cataloging of photos for analysis and report development

Planning Intern, Town of Easton – Department of Planning and Community Development            Job ID # 3852           The Department of Planning and Community Development in the Town of Easton, Massachusetts seeks an intern to take part in a variety of department activities. Assignments will include assisting staff in a number of substantial projects relating to government funding, community outreach, zoning policy research, GIS analysis, and conservation policy. Some light administrative work will also be required. This will allow the intern to become familiar with day-to-day operations of a suburban, municipal planning department. Depending upon the intern’s demonstrated competence and department need, staff will consider including the intern in additional projects which the intern may find to be of interest.
Faculty and staff can view these opportunities as well as other full-time openings and internships listings by proceeding to CareerLink@BSU at: https://www.myinterfase.com/bridgew/faculty/home.aspx, entering faculty as both their Username and Password  and typing in the Job ID #.

Please share the above opportunities with colleagues and encourage your students to apply.  Students can create their own username and password at https://www.myinterfase.com/bridgew/student/home.aspx to access all of our listings.

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