GIS Intern

Expected Dates
February 2, 2015 to January 31, 2016
BLM AK State Office
Position ID
This project is multifaceted and will include a mix of office and field work in the GIS technologies. Duties include assisting fisheries and GIS staff in maintaining and updating spatial data, map production, as well as developing methods for legacy data integration and utilization of mobile GIS technologies. Responsibilities include the proficient use of ArcMap, ArcPad, Model Builder, and other ESRI products, Trimble data collection devices and familiarity with ArcGIS Server, Esri’s Collector software and web feature services. The intern will also assist with database development as it pertains to data collection requirements and the testing of mobile computing solutions.

Fieldwork will consist of 10% of the work and will generally involve day trips to road accessible sites for device testing.

Office duties involve 90% of the work and include database maintenance, legacy data importation, spatial data creation and management, mobile GIS application troubleshooting, report preparation, training development, and other related duties as assigned.

A degree or certificate in GIS or Spatial Analysis is required for this position.
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Training in a variety of subjects ranging from natural resource management to information technology would be available both formally and informally to the intern.
  • Numerous opportunities exist with the Anchorage area, potential applicants are encouraged to check out the following websites:
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Geographic Info Systems (GIS, includes GPS)
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Computer Science
competent with supervision
Data Entry
competent with supervision
competent without supervision
competent without supervision