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.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Geopolitical Analyst

Stratfor is headquartered in Austin, Texas. In addition, we employ people in geopolitically significant areas around the world.

Positions Available:


Analyst Development Program

The Analyst Development Program is a fundamental part of our company. It is a substantive, fast-paced and intensive three-month program, which vets applicants for potential employment within the analysis department at Stratfor.

Applicants are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including world affairs, global trade, economics, technological innovation, engineering and science. Stratfor encourages applicants of diverse educational and professional backgrounds. In addition to U.S. applicants, we are also accepting non-U.S. recruits, especially those who would be interested in continuing their relationship with Stratfor from their country of residence.

The three-month Analyst Development Program is unpaid. Stipends are available, both for U.S. and international applicants. The recruits will be expected to come to Austin, Texas, for three months and work between 20-40 hours a week, depending on schedule and ability. (International applicants will not be expected to stay in Austin for more than three months due to U.S. business visa restrictions).


Application Process 

Basic information:
Recruitment & Development Program for the Spring:
February 1, 2013 - May 1, 2013 (application deadline November 1, 2012)
Applicants are encouraged to submit their documents as early as possible, as the review process is extensive.
Please note that applications are handled on a first-come, first- served basis.

How to apply:

  • Cover letter (no more than 500 words explaining why you want to work for Stratfor and what you specifically can contribute)
  • Resume (no longer than one page)
  • Email cover letter and resume to  
  • Those selected out of the initial pool of applicants will be asked to interview.

Please be prepared to provide documentation proving past experiences and qualifications, as there will be an extensive background check.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management Internship

City of Dallas (TX) Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Internship Description

Working Title: Emergency Management Intern / Technologist
Department: Office of Emergency Management
Location: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla-L2AN, Dallas TX 75201
Hours: Part-time / 16+ hours per week, schedule negotiable
Length of Term: 12 weeks, with potential for extension based on performance
Pay: $10 to $15/hr, depending on qualifications; Course/hour credit, per educational institution

General Description: The City of Dallas (TX) Office of Emergency Management is currently accepting applications for an internship. This competitive internship, in the nation’s 9th largest city, is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in the emergency management discipline, and who is pursuing a degree to which this position may be relevant. The selected candidate will receive hands-on experience, have an opportunity to work with representatives from various City departments and partner agencies, and will be integrated into various programmatic aspects of the Office of Emergency Management.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: This position will be assigned projects in support of the City’s emergency management / public safety program, and will include a combination of research, analytical and administrative tasks. While this position will afford exposure to several elements of emergency management, and while ultimately the specific job assignments/tasks may vary according to need and the selected candidate’s skills and interests, this position will have a general focus on key and emerging technologies in the field of emergency management. Responsibilities may include:
  1. Assisting Emergency Management Staff in all phases of emergency management, and in all aspects of the emergency management program.
  2. Representing the Office of Emergency Management at meetings, trainings, exercise and events/incidents.
  3. Assisting City staff in efforts to enhance incorporation of geographic information systems into program plans, procedures and practices; including furthering the development of an established GIS operation in the Emergency Operations Center.
  4. Spearhead efforts to increase, update and improve the department’s web presence, including social media.
  • Current enrollment (full-time or part-time) in an undergraduate or graduate degree program related to emergency management, homeland security, geographic information systems, social media marketing, or public administration.
  • Strong interest in emergency management, homeland security and public safety.
  • Ability to multi-task, and work flexibly in stressful situations.
  • Familiarity and comfortability with relevant technologies.
Reporting/Supervision: Position exists in a team environment and thus project reporting may change depending on project, however, the selected candidate will be assigned an experienced emergency management professional for mentoring and general supervision.

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Josh Roberts, Emergency Management Specialist, at Include “Internship Application: Technology” in the subject line of email.

Application period will close at 5 PM (CST) on Friday, September 28, 2012.

Monday, September 10, 2012

GIS Internship - HDR Engineering

HDR Engineering, Inc. office in Dallas, TX is seeking a GIS Intern to work part-time during the fall semester. This position will perform assignments under the direct supervision of a GIS professional or project manager to complete deliverables for engineering projects including environmental permitting, transportation planning, railroad design, water/wastewater projects, and water resource projects.

Duties will include:
- Perform data conversions between various CAD/GIS platforms
-Assist field work by uploading/downloading GPS data and post-processing
- Perform input and editing of spatial and attribute data
-Prepare figures for documents and reports
-Conduct simple spatial operations

Individual is typically enrolled in an undergraduate Geography or Geographic Information Systems program and must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with a project team to complete tasks. This position may last up to five months (during school and winter break).
Keyword(s): 121418, GIS Intern, GIS, Geography

- Enrolled in an undergraduate program (Senior year level) in accredited four-year college or currently in Graduate school.
- Majoring in Geography or Geographic Information Systems.
- Minimum 3.00 GPA preferred.
-Knowledge of Esri ArcGIS software, GIS analysis, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office suite.
-Knowledge of AutoCAD/Microstation is a plus.
-Committed to client service, attention to detail, team-oriented.
- Must possess strong problem solving and communication skills.

Individuals interested in this position should apply online at and reference job #121418, GIS Intern.


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