Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Town of Chatham GIS Internship

Provided by Dr. Hellstrom:

Summer/Fall Semester 2011

Internship Contacts:    Paul Lagg, GIS Coordinator, Town of Chatham
                                    549 Main Street Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-5168

Internship Summary:
The major focus of this internship will be to evaluate and improve the organizational structure of Chatham’s GIS database. Intern will be required to submit a plan to re-organize the current database to improve ease of use, streamline workflow and increase data sharing among town staff. Intern will then implement plan with the assistance/supervision of the GIS Coordinator. In addition, the internship will involve the following duties:

  • Create/edit new and existing data layers
  • Create “meta data” for new/existing data layers
  • Fieldwork utilizing Trimble GPS and Tablet PC (training will be provided)
  • Scan/link documents to GIS using web-based document manager software

Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop 9.x and/or ArcMap10, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox and Microsoft Excel. Internship will require both fieldwork and office work.

Note: This is an unpaid internship. However, successful candidates will gain exposure to a wide range of land management issues including coastal resources management, infrastructure maintenance, planning and zoning. Candidate will also gain exposure to a plethora of data types and software used in the professional sphere of GIS these include: shapefiles, geodatabases, aerial photography, site plans and other relational databases. ArcGIS, Terrasync, Pathfinder Office, PeopleForms and MapsOnline.

This internship is geared toward candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a career in GIS/Land Use Management. All work performed will be expected to meet a high degree of accuracy. 

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