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Needed: GIS Research Intern - Habitat for Humanity

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  • Richard Kos
    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Intern Needed About the Organization: Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity (HFHSV) is a non-profit organization
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 18, 2011
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      Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Intern Needed

      About the Organization:
      Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity (HFHSV) is a non-profit
      organization that builds quality, affordable, ownership housing
      through volunteer efforts in long-term partnerships with qualified
      families. Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of
      Habitat for Humanity International.

      Supervisor:
      This position reports directly to the Homeowner Relations Manager

      Hours:
      Flexible 5-10 hours a week during regular work days from Monday �
      Friday.
      Flexible 1-3 month commitment, negotiable.

      Compensation:
      This is an unpaid Internship.

      Position Summary:
      HFHSV is seeking a GIS Research Intern that can help the organization
      create multiple GIS maps that represent the communities that HFHSV
      serves. The GIS Research Intern will create maps that identify areas
      in the City of Santa Clara where initial outreach efforts will be
      conducted. The population target for the GIS analysis include
      households who are between the 30% (very low) to 50% (low) income
      limits for Santa Clara County.

      Qualifications:
      Organizational skills, proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
      and PowerPoint), business/secretarial skills, discreetness, solution-
      oriented, self-starter. No professional experience is necessary so
      long as candidate is willing to learn. The HFHSV office does not
      possess ArcGIS software, so the selected candidate will be responsible
      for providing it independently in order to complete the work.

      Position Description Responsibilities:

      - Create GIS Outreach Maps

      - Collect existing census data from appropriate agencies

      - Capture data in GIS and create maps which will express big picture

      - Create a summary of data and create language to describe findings

      - Work with Homeowner Relations Manager to interpret data

      - Create material that is transferable to collateral and marketing
      material

      - Streamline contents and summarize information

      - Create report of findings which will impact civic advocacy efforts

      - Support organization and department by performing additional
      tasks as needed

      At the completion of this internship, candidate will have created at
      least two reports which will impact the efforts of the department and
      organization as a whole. It is our intention that this internship will
      provide strong, practical experience to candidate�s resume and
      potential professional references.

      Please send resumes and cover letters to alopez@...

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
      without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin. Silicon
      Valley Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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