Any questions regarding the internship and applications should be directed to ManateeInterns@myfwc.com
Manatee GIS Research Intern Interns' primary responsibilities are assisting with various GIS-related tasks related to ongoing projects by FWRI scientists in their research on manatee ecology and behavior. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Manatee Geographic Information System (GIS) section is looking for a detail-oriented intern or volunteer to work during the upcoming summer in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The intern's primary responsibilities will involve assisting staff members in GIS tasks such as digitization; creation and modification of shapefiles and geodatabases; database management and development; and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of spatial data. Other responsibilities may include data entry and special projects. For the current project, the intern will be digitizing manatee sightings from recent aerial surveys and comparing the locations of sightings to existing FWRI manatee datasets.
* Working knowledge of ArcGIS 8.x or 9.x
* Knowledge of GIS theories and methods, as demonstrated by coursework or training
* Basic database knowledge; Microsoft Access literacy preferred
* Ability to work independently and as part of a group
We are currently accepting applications for the summer of 2009 (May-August). Internships require a minimum two-month commitment. Starting and ending dates are flexible; hours are also somewhat flexible. Please indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Send a hard copy of your resume with your cover letter, college transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient if not applying for internship credit), a list of three references, and contact information to the following address:
Dr. William S. Arnold-Internship Coordinator
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL
Applications may also be submitted as an e-mail attachment to: ManateeInterns@myfwc.com.
This intern position is open until filled. All positions are unpaid. Housing and transportation are NOT provided. For more information on internships, please visit the FWRI Internships <http://research.myfwc.com/careers/internships.asp>