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.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Summer geoscience tech position

I work for Greyfox Energy Partners, a small oil and gas exploration firm with offices in Bartonville, just south of Denton. We have a part/full time geoscience tech summer position that we'd like to advertise with UNT  Earth Science majors or graduates.

We're a small company so the candidate should expect flexible job responsibilities that might include:

·         Support of geological and geophysical subsurface mapping
·         Scan/digitize logs and map
·         Import well data, economics, satellite images to interpretative software
·         Research and organize industry publications, update library
·         Review and file well/operations reports
·         Maintain server backup and provide IT support
·         Order office supplies

Applicants should have strength in the MS Office platform, experience in digital editing software and a willingness to learn our interpretive software, IHS Kingdom. Students with some geologic coursework are encouraged to apply as this position will provide a thorough introduction into the upstream sector of the petroleum industry.

Sharon K. Yacob
Greyfox Energy Partners, LP
2650 FM 407E, Suite 235
Bartonville, Texas 76226
940-455-7308 fax
817-564-4437 cell

Monday, April 16, 2012

Graduate Assistantship in Fluvial Geomorphology

The MS Program in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University has a recently available position for a graduate assistant in fluvial geomorphology.  The student will be part of a collaborative research team that includes scientists from Northern Arizona University and the U.S. Geological Survey working on issues related to sandbars, sediment storage, riparian vegetation, and recreational camping beaches on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. 

Applicants should have (or be finishing this spring) an undergraduate degree in geology or a related field.  The student could seek a graduate degree in either Geology or Environmental Sciences and Policy, depending on background and interest.

Interested students should contact Paul Grams for further information.

Monday, April 9, 2012

GIS Internship - HDR Engineering


HDR Engineering, Inc. office in Dallas, TX is seeking a GIS Intern. 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 six months (during school and summer/fall/spring break).
Keyword(s): 120633, GIS Intern, GIS, Geography

-Enrolled in an undergraduate program (prefer Senior 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
# 120633, GIS Intern.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Scholarships

Herndon, Va., February 16, 2012 —The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today announced the opening of its 2012 Scholarship Program. Students studying geospatial intelligence or a related field are encouraged to submit their applications by the April 20 deadline.

Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students can download applications here ( Scholarship winners will be announced and recognized during the GEOINT 2012 Symposium on Oct. 8-11, in Orlando Fla.

“Supporting student education and research with USGIF scholarships helps expand the frontier of our geospatial capabilities. Scholarship recipients represent a broad array of geospatial interests, including humanitarian operations, natural disaster preparation and response, epidemiology, transnational river politics, planetary applications, conflict along borders and modeling of river water quality,” said USGIF Academic Director Dr. Max Baber. “All of these interests exist within the broader definition of national security, so this represents a great opportunity for innovative students to be recognized and supported for their efforts.”
Last year the Foundation awarded $94,000 to 20 recipients and plans to award $100,000 for the 2012 program. Five Ph.D. candidates, eight master’s students, five undergraduates and two graduating high school seniors received scholarships from the 2011 program. High school recipients received $2,000 scholarships, and all others received $5,000 scholarships. Since 2004, USGIF has donated $480,000 to promising students in the geospatial intelligence field.

In an effort to help further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, USGIF is dedicated to assist promising students interested in the geospatial sciences with its scholarship awards. Students studying in fields such as geography, political science, physics, computer science, engineering, biology, anthropology, sociology or any fields in the natural and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Through the USGIF Scholarship Program, the Foundation strives to communicate to students the broadness and power of GEOINT as it serves as a great source for national, global and human security. By advancing education within the tradecraft, the Foundation is committed to cultivating a generation of synthesizers who can take data and derive actionable knowledge from it. The USGIF Scholarship Program hopes to inspire students who are interested in all that GEOINT has to offer to invest their futures in this incredibly exciting and relevant field of study.

USGIF is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals whose mission is the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. For more information, please visit

R. Maxwell Baber, Ph.D., Director of Academic Programs
703.793.0109 x112 office / 703.314.3210 mobile / 703.793.9069 fax

Summer Agricultural Internship - Cardo's Farm

Cardo’s Farm Project is a community farm and education center that serves the Denton Community by providing healthy food grown in harmony with the natural environment, and farm-based educational opportunities. CFP is seeking two agriculture interns for the 2012 summer growing season. The general responsibility of the agriculture intern is to work directly under the supervision of the Farm Manager and Project Director as a member of the farm crew.  This is physically demanding farm work that involves all aspects of our farm’s production. This internship provides the opportunity to live, work and learn on a farm and to participate in classes and other opportunities. This internship is a farmer-in-training program for those who wish to gain experience with and knowledge of raising chemical-free vegetables, farm-based educational programming, and community building and outreach.
Interns are expected to carry out farm tasks including but not limited to: sowing, transplanting, weeding, greenhouse work, farm maintenance, harvesting, some animal husbandry, guiding farm tours, and working with volunteers, the CSA program, and farmers market. Interns will be participating in communal living with at least 4 other CFP residents.

Dates of internships: May 14- June 30 (seven weeks) and June 1- June 30 (four weeks)
Working Hours: M-F: 6:00amnoon, and 3:30pm – 6:00pm, OR 6:00am- 3:30pm, dependent upon heat. Every other Saturday: 7:30- market close (between 1:30 and 3:30.)  

Work Requirements:
-Willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather, properly equipped.
- the ability to work with groups of children and adults, and volunteers
-must be self-starters with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision on occasion.
-  ability to lift at least40 lbs.
-   willingness to handle compost, soil, mud, manure, and occasionally animals such as livestock or insects.

Terms of employment: This is a full time, residential position. A stipend of $125/week is provided. Food provided includes: seasonal produce and eggs from the farm when available and bulk dry goods. Housing accommodations are rustic. There is no medical insurance provided and Cardo’s Farm Project does not obtain accident liability insurance. Obtaining coverage is the responsibility of the intern.

To Apply:
Application deadlines:  May 1 for position beginning May 14 and May 15 for position beginning June 1.
Email resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Paid Internship - Env Resources - City of Flower Mound

Under direct supervision, performs detailed administrative and environmental duties for the Environmental Services/Resources Division.
 Examples of Duties:
Assists the division with daily administrative responsibilities.
2. Under direct supervision, conducts specific research related to ongoing environmental programming or initiatives.
3. Conducts preliminary site visits related to environmental surveying.
4. Provides task-related geographic information systems (GIS) services.
5. Assists with the Town's tree inventory and related tree ordinance amendments.
6. Conducts preliminary site visits related to potential violations of the Town's Tree Preservation Ordinance.
7. Assists with the development of Tree Farm and Outdoor Learning Area educational programs.
8. Types general correspondence, memorandums, bid specifications, Town ordinances, statistical data, requisitions, divisional reports, confidential projects, designs forms, and various other data.
9. Operates various types of office equipment, including computers.
10. Compiles and maintains records, reports, and documentation for various projects.
11. Adheres to personnel, departmental, and safety policies and procedures.
12. Informs supervisor of all work-related activities.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in an environmentally related field is preferred. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel experience is required. Experience using ESRI ArcView is preferred. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License and driving record must be in compliance with Town policy.
 Supplemental Information:
Must be a science major with 30 or more credit hours completed. A General working knowledge of various aspects of environmental compliance, natural resource management, conservation, or environmental protection. Must have a general working knowledge of modern office administrative practices and procedures. Must have excellent English communicative skills, both oral and written, to include spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. Must have excellent computer operation skills, to include word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), graphics, and data entry with speed and accuracy. Skills in geographic information systems software (ESRI ArcView) are preferred. To perform the essential functions of the job, must be able to understand and carry out oral and written directives; work well under pressure and stress; handle multiple tasks; prioritize and organize work assignments; lift up to 25 lbs. of heavy boxes, books, equipment, etc.; file and retrieve items stored on high shelves; walk, bend, stoop, reach, climb, see, and write; maintain a pleasant and friendly demeanor; and maintain confidentiality of confidential matters. May work evenings, as needed.