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, November 27, 2012

NCTCOG Internship

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Job Description
Since 1974, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area.  The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking Interns to provide assistance with bicycle and pedestrian planning and land use analysis.  Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online.  To be considered for any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings.  All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Collecting and analyzing land-use, transportation, and demographic data
  • Compiling and summarizing studies and written reports
  • Creating maps using Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Preparing public outreach and education materials
  • Preparing presentations
Required Skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Microsoft programs
  • Experience with graphic design software such as Photoshop, sketch up, 3-d studio Max, and other graphic design software desired
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
Required Experience
  • Work requires knowledge in a general professional or technical field that may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency.  Must be attending an accredited college or university during employment.  Pursuit of a degree in a related field desired.
  • No work experience required; at least one year of school-related experience preferred

Minimum of $11.86 per hour

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.
Job Location
Arlington, Texas, United States
Position Type

Monday, November 26, 2012

GIS Internship City of Ft Worth

SALARY:  $15.00  Hourly

Coursework from an accredited college or university with major focus in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field (e.g. Geographic Information Systems or GIS, Geography, Environmental).

Candidates will have at least 1 year of experience with GIS principles and practices in a college setting.  Experience with the ESRI suite of software products 10.x is preferred, specifically experience with land and municipal data.  Programming with Modelbuilder and knowledge of Python scripting is preferred but not required.

The IT Solutions Department is seeking a qualified internship candidate for the GIS Section.  The term of the internship will be for one year, with work hours ranging from 10 to 40 hours a week, depending on school year or summer schedule.  Candidate will be allowed flexible scheduling.  This position will provide exposure to a wide variety of GIS tasks, offering hands on work experience with seasoned GIS professionals.

A quality candidate should be self-motivated and able to multi-task between projects and achieve project deadlines. Applicants should have proficiency with basic GIS concepts for data review, editing and analysis.  The capacity to learn new processes is critical as well as, having good verbal and written communication skills, and being able to work well in a team environment.

This is a temporary non benefitted position

Friday, November 9, 2012


Congratulations go out to Bart Carr for getting the full-time GIS position at Templeton Demographics!  And congratulations also to Conor Barber for getting theGIS intern position with the NCTCOG! 

If anyone else has recently received an internship or job, let us know where you are working and what the position is. 

Keep up the good work!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

GIS Production Intern - Buxton

We are looking to hire a part-time intern within our GIS department.  The individual is typically enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Geography, Geographic Information Systems, or Environmental Sciences program.  The applicant must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with a project team to complete tasks. The prime candidate is at least one academic semester from graduation. This position will perform assignments under the direct supervision of a GIS professional or project manager to complete deliverables. Duties will include: geocoding, producing maps, creating reports and presentations, digitizing and any other departmental needs. The position will pay hourly and average 20 to 30 hours per week.

  • Enrolled in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Natural Sciences, Planning or related program. Minimum 3.00 Cumulative GPA preferred.
  • Knowledge of MapInfo software or ESRI Arc GIS Software, GIS analysis, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office suite.
  • Committed to client service, attention to detail, team-oriented. Must possess strong problem solving and communication skills.

Company Description:
Mission: To be the resource of choice for clients seeking to identify the value of their customers
Vision: Identifying opportunity through house-hold level customer analytics
About Buxton: Buxton is the leader in the use of customer analytics to develop successful growth and business strategies. Its focus now includes retailers and restaurants, healthcare organizations, consumer packaged goods manufacturers and city governments. Buxton draws from its individual- and household-level data to determine lifestyles and buying habits to clearly identify an organization's best customers and find more like them anywhere in the U.S. Among its 1,900 clients are retailers Sally Beauty Supply, New Balance Shoes, Pei Wei and HEB.

Contact Information:
Thank you in advance for your interest in Buxton!  For immediate and confidential consideration, please forward your resume to:

2651 South Polaris Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76137
Attn: Human Resources/GIS Dept
Fax: (817) 332-3686
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer