Course credit for internships

Course credit for internships

Students who are interested in obtaining credit for internships should first secure an internship with a provider. Once confirmed, contact Dr. Hudak, for permission to register for GEOG 4920/5900.

You will be required to compile a portfolio during the course of your internship and provide a letter of assessment from the internship provider. Both will be used to determine a "grade" for the course.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

GIS Technician - National Park Service

Job Title:Cartographic Technician
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:IMDE-12-146

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

This position is located at Zion National Park.

This is a TERM position. Initial appointment is 13 months with possible extensions up to 4 years. Extensions are based on workload and funding.

This position is also career-seasonal  (i.e., subject-to-furlough) in nature and does not provide employment on a year-round basis. You may work a minimum of 26 weeks but generally not more than 50 weeks a year. Actual work schedule and period of furlough is contingent upon funding and operational needs.


The incumbent is a Geographic Information System (GIS) technician for Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Pipe Spring National Monument. Works in the Division of Resource Management and Research at Zion National Park and is supervised by the park GIS Program Manager. As a whole the GIS program supports park management and other divisions (maintenance, interpretation, visitor services and protection).

Implements a variety of natural resource, cultural resource and fire management GIS and GPS projects within the three park area. Duties include fieldwork to collect resource information and in the office to synthesize and manage natural and cultural resource data; provides technical support of the GIS and GPS equipment; provides sample collection and maintenance of the park's air quality station. Also is the park's GPS coordinator.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires long periods of sitting in front of computer terminals. Some prolonged bending, crouching, lifting (up to 50 pounds), climbing and reaching are required to perform routine hardware maintenance and move equipment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is usually performed in an office setting. Outdoor field work in varied climatic and terrain conditions is required.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah. The climate is generally HOT with daytime temperatures averaging 100 plus degrees Farhenheit in the summer and 55 degrees F in the winter. Night time lows range from 85 degrees F in the summer to 30 degrees F in the winter. Minimal shopping is available in Springdale, Utah located two miles from park headquarters. A full range of shopping, medical, dental, religious and recreational facilities are available in Hurricane, Utah (25 miles from the park), St. George, Utah (45 miles) and in Cedar City, Utah (63 miles). Elementary school (grades K-6) is available in Springdale with bus service provided. Dixie College is located in St. George and Southern Utah University is located in Cedar City.

Park housing is not available.

For more information:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Research Associate - UNT Center for Econ Development

The Center for Economic Development and Research is currently searching for a full time research associate.  Masters degree with some experience.  Funding committed through end of fiscal year, but I expect to keep this person on.  It is a soft money position, but we've been doing pretty well at keeping funding in the pipeline.  Position definitely has room to grow.  Money is not spectacular, but not bad.

Our new website:


Terry L. Clower, Ph.D.
Center for Economic Development and Research
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #310469
Denton, Texas 76203
(940) 565-4049 voice
(940) 565-4658 fax

Research Field School in Community Geography

This summer at Georgia State University in Atlanta, we are pleased to host a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Addressing Social and Environmental Disparities through Community Geography and Geographic Information Systems.  The project is funded by the National Science Foundation.  The program runs June 18th - August 2nd.  

Research Interests: Working with faculty mentors in one of three research tracks, 10 selected undergraduates will engage in community-based research and fieldwork to quantitatively and qualitatively examine neighborhood change, property markets, air and soil quality, urban green spaces, and neighborhood visioning in partnership with neighborhood residents and community groups. 

Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including: a $3000 stipend, up to $250 in travel support to/from Atlanta, up to $750 for conference presentations, free room and board at GSU, and 3 required texts.

Application Process: Applications are due Friday, March 23rd @ 5 PM EST.  Complete application instructions and the application form can be found at

To Learn More:  Visit or contact Dr. Timothy Hawthorne at or Dr. Katherine Hankins at

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Planning Internship - City of Victoria, TX

The City of Victoria Development Services Department is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Planning Intern. The Planning Intern is a temporary, summer internship for college students majoring in Geography, Urban Planning or related field. The Planning Intern will create and update various geographic datasets, perform database development and other GIS and development-related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience
  • Must be currently pursuing a college degree with emphasis or major in geography or planning related field.
  • Requires a working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software and an understanding of mapping principles, database design and aerial photography. 
  • Must have general knowledge of computers, and good data entry skills. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to document technical information. 
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license with driving record that meets City guidelines.

The salary is $12/hour, 40 hours per week.

Position available May 29 – August 13, 2012 (flexible).

Please submit resume and City of Victoria Employment Application to Human Resources. Applications may be downloaded at under “Job Openings”.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Summer Internship - Real Time Farms

Real Time Farms, an online crowd-sourced food guide, is currently hiring interns for the Summer 2012 Food Warrior internship program, which will run from May 21st through August 20th. We are hiring Food Warriors in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Providence and Washington DC. Highly qualified applicants in other cities may be considered, as well.

The goal of Real Time Farms is to collectively document the entire food system, so whether eating in, or dining out, you can trace your food back to the farm it came from and feel good about the food you eat. Our Food Warrior Program is integral to this social mission.

Food Warriors work to bring the stories of their local food producers and artisans to life, through photos, video, stories, and growing practices. In so doing, you will be connecting everyday consumers to the information they need to make informed decisions about what they eat. You will learn about food photography, food blogging, and documentary film, and have a chance to apply your new skills while directly interacting with local producers: taking photos, recording and editing video, collecting information on growing practices and personal stories, and contributing to the Real Time Farms blog. Exemplary work may be considered for inclusion in Slow Food USA’s blog.

Food Warriors will work approximately 15-20 hours each week and will be responsible for uploading all the information, photos, and video compiled to the Real Time Farms website. The internship is unpaid, but students may earn academic credit for completing the internship. I am willing to work with individuals to adjust program expectations to better meet academic requirements.

Interns are able to adjust the internship around their own schedules, but should be available for one 1-hour virtual group meeting each Monday. Internet access and a camera are essential.

Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and passion for food transparency are a must. Writing, videography, and photography experience are a plus.

How to Apply
Email me at with "Food Warrior Application" and your city in the subject line.

Please attach a copy of your resume and answers to the following questions:
1) Why do you care about food transparency?
2) What else will you be doing with your time this summer and how will you fit the internship in to your schedule?
3) Sample blog post on a related topic (be creative!) with sample photos (taken by you) OR sample short video (filmed/edited by you)

Please inform me of any previous experience with interviewing, blogging, journalism, photography, videography, or work within the food system. Also, please let me know if you have access to a car (Not necessarily required, but we need to make sure at least one intern in each area has a car to travel to farms.)

Applications are due April 2nd and will be considered on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the greater your chances of acceptance to the program.

Lindsay Partridge
Kernel Colonel: Food Warrior Program

"Make Your Veggies Famous"
Find us at:


In case you aren’t familiar with it, AmeriCorps NCCC is the National Civilian Community Corps and is a full-time national service program.  It is a 10 month, team-based, residential program that provides opportunities for young adults to perform service that addresses the critical needs in urban and rural communities.  NCCC members work in teams of 10-12 to complete projects in the areas of the environment, energy conservation, infrastructure improvement, disaster relief, and urban and rural development.  NCCC is also starting a partnership with FEMA which will increase members’ opportunities for working in disaster relief areas.

NCCC is only for individuals ages 18-24 at the time their service commitment begins.  So it is perfect for students who have just graduated from college and still aren’t quite sure what they want to do, are having trouble finding a job, or who want to take a break between undergraduate and graduate school.  NCCC is a great opportunity for our students, especially in this job market, and it allows them to gain valuable, hands-on job experience.

Some of the main benefits to the students include:
-Education award of around $5,500 (to be used towards future education expenses or to pay back student loans)
-Room and board
-Living allowance of $4,000
-Limited health and child care benefits
-Student loan forbearance

Applications for fall placement are due by March 31stStudents apply online at

If you have any questions about the program, you can find more information at or you can contact our region’s Community Relations Specialist, Heather Dirck at or 303-844-7420.  I have also attached scans of the recruitment and application fliers I have in my office.


Rachel Reed
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Campus Director
Service Learning Coordinator
University of North Texas - Chilton Hall 122E
(940) 565-3474