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Paid GIS Internship in Washington, DC - spring 2011

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  • Richard Kos
    A federal internship opportunity with the Census Bureau is available this spring for students with background in GIS. Accepted students receive scholarships,
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      A federal internship opportunity with the Census Bureau is available
      this spring for students with background in GIS. Accepted students
      receive scholarships, a housing fee for furnished housing, and a
      living stipend.

      Questions? Contact info below. Also, see the full internship
      description below.

      - Rick Kos

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      Katie McKenzie Program Coordinator
      Institutional Relations
      The Washington Center
      1333 16th Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20036-2205
      Direct phone: (202) 238-7729
      Fax: (202) 238-7700
      Email: katie.mckenzie@...
      www.twc.edu

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      U.S. CENSUS BUREAU OPPORTUNITY
      Paid Spring 2011 Federal Internship Opportunity Utilizing GIS!

      Come join The Washington Center for a 15 week-long internship with the
      U.S. Census Bureau and participate in an integrated work and academic
      program in Washington, DC! Accepted students receive scholarships
      covering the cost of The Washington Center�s Program and housing fee
      for living in furnished housing facilities, as well as a living stipend.

      Qualifications:
      1. United States citizenship (please note we can make no exceptions
      to this requirement);

      2. Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
      focusing in studies related to geographic information systems (GIS),
      cartography, or geography with a GPA of 3.0 or higher;

      3. Undergraduate students must receive credit for participating in
      this program (if you have questions regarding this requirement, please
      contact joshua.cox@...);

      4. Available for a fifteen-week period beginning January 19th, 2011;

      5. Proficiency with GIS software (ArcGIS 9.2 preferred).

      6. Applicants should be independent and proactive workers who are
      detail-oriented and have experience manipulating data. Knowledge of
      GIS is required; knowledge or willingness to learn databases, Google
      Earth, ORACLE, Microsoft Access, Adobe Illustrator, etc. is desirable.


      Desired Skills or Qualities, in addition to those mentioned above:

      1. Experience writing scripts and/or software code using PERL, HTML,
      SQL, etc.
      2. Experience using advanced functionality of a database (Oracle,
      Access, Excel, etc).


      Intern Duties:

      1. Basic map production support
      2. Map printing and plotting
      3. Interactive map image editing
      4. Electronic Map image review

      How to Apply:

      Students must submit an online application at http://secure.twc.edu
      Once they create a username and log in, they should select
      �Internship� from the drop-down menu, and select �Apply Now.� Under
      the Personal Information tab, students should select �Government
      Scholarship Program.� Students should check the Census Bureau box.
      Students must submit official transcripts to The Washington Center.

      Please note that there is no application fee in order to apply for
      this program; if the student is prompted to provide payment
      information, they have selected the incorrect application and should
      make sure they have selected the Government Scholarship Program. If
      they have any concerns, they should contact Josh at joshua.cox@...
      or 202-238-7986.

      Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline to
      submit the application by November 27th, 2010. Applicants are
      encouraged to submit sooner than the deadline if at all possible, to
      allow more than adequate time to be put through a security clearance
      process.

      The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
      1333 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2205
      Joshua.cox@...
      Direct line: 202-238-7986



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