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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Harvard Forest Research Program - Undergraduate summer

The program is accepting up to 22 undergraduate students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country. Students are paid a stipend of $5,500 for the 11-week session (May 26th to August 8th 2014). Housing and a full meal plan are also provided as well as assistance with travel costs.

Students collaborate with scientists to conduct ecological research and this year, the summer projects will focus on: Wildlife Dynamics & Invasive Species, Computer Science Solutions for Big Data, Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchanges, Paleoecology, Conservation Management, Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change, and Biodiversity.
Applications are currently being accepted on-line and are due on Friday, February 7th 2014.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Department of Homeland Security Summer Internships

 Now accepting applications for

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships

 Application deadline: January 6, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more…

 Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management,social sciences, and more.
U.S. citizenship required

 Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

A flier is located at:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Fund

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.  For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

AAUW offers six fellowships and grants:

For more information:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

UNT Sustainability Office - Graduate Student Interns

UNT Sustainability seeks to hire two Graduate Student Assistants to join its team. The first position will support UNT Sustainability's efforts strengthen its community mapping initiative focusing on a needs/interest assessment of businesses, education organizations, and other elements of a community. The preferred candidate will engage with representatives of organizations to collect and organize quantitative and qualitative data, and construct a virtual network of relations between organizations. The preferred candidate will also be trained, or have experience, in areas associated with sustainability, businesses development and management, information systems and behavior, survey methods, data collection, and analysis.

The second position will support UNT Sustainability's efforts to strengthen its community engagement activities, particularly those with primary/secondary institutions. The preferred candidate will engage with representatives of local schools to support efforts to strengthen education practices and activities by integrating sustainability concepts and principles into the curricula and learning objectives. The preferred candidate will also be trained, or have experience, in areas associated with sustainability, education, curricula development, community development, and/or social work.

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.
The jobs will be posted on UNT's Human Resources page as well as Eagle Network.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Environmental Resources Intern, Town of Flower Mound

Job #2013-112
$10.00 /Hour


Under direct supervision, performs detailed administrative and environmental duties for the Environmental Services/Resources Division. This position is part time with hours capped at 20 per week.

1. 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.

Must be a science major with 30 or more credit hours completed. A 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.

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.


2121 Cross Timbers Rd
Flower Mound, TX 75028

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Resarch Experience in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS)

RESESS is a summer internship program dedicated to increasing the diversity of students entering the geosciences. 


The RESESS Internship is a multi-summer internship program, primarily funded by NSF OEDG, that is dedicated to increasing diversity in the geosciences. RESESS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the Earth sciences, and from students who can demonstrate experience working towards to raising awareness about the importance of the geosciences among broad or diverse segments of the population. This program is hosted by UNAVCO, Inc., in Boulder, Colorado.

The application deadline is February 1.

A successful candidate usually will:

  • Have completed the equivalent of two years of college
  • Have at least one semester of college remaining after the initial summer program
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed several courses in geology, physical geography, hydrology, environmental sciences, math, physics, geophysics, or engineering
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the Earth or environmental sciences or related science
  • Have U.S. citizenship or permanent-resident status. Sorry, no exceptions
  • Be comfortable with all internship requirements [PDF] such as living in Boulder, Colorado, for the summer
For more information:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Women Pursuing Careers in Transportation Scholarship

WTS: Advancing Women In Transportation is an international organization with over 5,000 members and 46 chapters. WTS is committed to excellence in the transportation industry and provides an opportunity for member career advancement through the exchange of information, ideas and experiences. WTS’ network provides professional support to its members through a variety of services, including career development assistance, seminars on current transportation issues, and regular newsletters.

To encourage women pursuing careers in transportation, the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of WTS awards three local scholarships to a graduate ($1,500) and two undergraduate ($1,000 each) students. The scholarships are open to students attending an eligible college or university (see attached listing) in Texas and Oklahoma. These scholarships have been made possible through generous contributions from our corporate members. Every year, the scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant’s specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Past applicants have had backgrounds in civil, mechanical, aerospace, electrical, and environmental engineering, as well as urban planning, public policy, public safety, and emergency response. Please encourage your students to apply for these scholarships.

All over the world, local WTS chapter scholarship winners become eligible for a corresponding scholarship at the WTS Foundation level. Two scholarships are available for graduate students and two scholarships are available for undergraduate students studying at universities. Additionally, the WTS Foundation offers one scholarship for a community college/technical/trade school student and one scholarship for a high school senior. Our chapter does not have a local scholarship corresponding to the WTS Foundation graduate leadership scholarship, community college/technical/trade school scholarship or the Transportation YOU high school scholarship, but applicants must still apply through the eligible local chapter. The local and national scholarships are based on the same criteria in order to maximize the possibility that the applicant can also win the WTS Foundation scholarship award. Thus, applicants should complete the enclosed applications to be eligible for both local and national awards. The three local WTS scholarships are:

·         Wanda J. Schafer Graduate Scholarship, established in 2002 in honor of the first chapter president of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter, is designed to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. This is a $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field.

·         Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter WTS Undergraduate Scholarship, is designed to foster the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in transportation. This award is for $1,000.

·         Monique Pegues Undergraduate Leadership Scholarship, named in memory of a past president of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter to motivate and reward women who demonstrate leadership in the transportation industry. This is a $1,000 scholarship.

Your university may have several deserving women who are eligible for one or more of these scholarships and we are asking for your assistance in making the application forms available to them. Please encourage any women meeting the minimum criteria to apply. The applications are simple and straightforward and may be downloaded from  The application form and accompanying transcript, personal statement, and letter(s) of recommendation must be post marked no later than Friday, October 25, 2013, in order to be eligible for the scholarships. We expect to notify the women selected in December 2013.

We appreciate your assistance and wish your candidates the best of luck. If you have any questions, contact Amanda Wilson at (817) 695-9284 or

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Internship

The NEON Internship Program is a summer work experience at NEON headquarters in Boulder, CO, designed to provide enthusiastic undergraduates with real-world experience in their field.

Because NEON is an interdisciplinary organization, we accept students from a variety of disciplines (e.g., Engineering, Science, Computing) as well as those with an interest in communicating about environmental issues.

NEON is committed to broadening participation in science and engineering

We strongly encourage students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering to apply to our internship program. We recruit at minority-serving institutions and organizations. Our program is designed to promote future student success through mentoring, leadership training and various networking activities.

NEON interns are successful, hard-working undergraduate students who seek a real-world summer work experience in their field.

NEON Interns are involved with a variety of projects, from helping to design and test sensor assemblies to working with scientists to test sampling protocols and help analyze data.
NEON interns will benefit from:
  • Real-world experience: Work on challenging projects in your chosen field
  • Mentorship: Work one-on-one with NEON staff members
  • Full-time summer salary: Typical summer internships last approximately 10-12 weeks.
  • Travel and lodging: Live and work in Boulder, CO (travel to Boulder and summer housing provided)
  • Making a difference: Contribute to building NEON from the ground up
NEON interns must be:
  • Undergraduate students (i.e., rising sophomore, junior or senior) enrolled in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate
  • Interested in working in a desired discipline, including: engineering; computer science and information technology; biological, earth or environmental science; communications; science education

Website -
Applications have yet to be posted online, but these are the areas that are supported:

Academic Disciplines:
Computer Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
General Earth & Agriculture Sciences
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
Sensor Science & Engineering
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Aquatic Ecology
Cyber Infrastructure
Data Assimilation
Ecosystem Science
Environmental Monitoring
Land Use Patterns
Sampling Design

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Multiple positions - Tom Tom

We have two alumni currently working for Tom Tom, best known for their mobile GPS units. They have several positions they are looking to fill.

Geographic Field Analyst - Multiple US Cities
One of five different US cities (includes Houston). The candidate should have performed extremely well in GIS courses, made a good impression, and has a strong work ethic.

Mobile Mapping Van Operator
A van operator who is knowledgeable in GIS, but especially someone who is fairly proficient in hardware/software troubleshooting. This person also should not mind living in hotels for most of the time. Someone who has recently graduated and is living at home with their parents would be a good choice.

Sourcing Research Analyst          

Production Support Analyst

These last two positions are based in Lebanon, NH, corporate headquarters of Tom Tom, and would be ideal for recent graduates who have performed well in GIS courses and are interested in an entry-level career in digital mapping (and would like to live in Northern New England).

Friday, September 6, 2013

Environmental Monitoring Technician - City of Denton

Job Title:
Environmental Monitoring Technician
Closing Date/Time:
Tue. 09/10/13 5:00 PM Central Time
$13.50 - $15.75 Hourly
Job Type:
Wastewater Pretreatment Department - Denton, Texas

Responsible for assisting in the monitoring/reporting requirements for compliance with Industrial Pretreatment and Storm Water Program regulations
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assists with inspection of industrial/commercial site inspections and preparation of inspection reports in compliance with Pretreatment Program requirements
  • Assists with collection of wastewater discharged from industrial/commercial facilities following approved protocol for sample handling and custody in compliance with federal pretreatment program requirements
  • Assists with measurement of toxic gas and oxygen concentrations in and around the wastewater collection system and confined spaces.
  • Performs on site water quality measurements during regularly scheduled watershed monitoring activities, storm events, and pollution investigations using multi-probe electronic data loggers
  • Utilizes computer software to develop spreadsheets for tracking and reporting water quality data to TCEQ.
  • Calibrates, maintains, and tracks calibration and maintenance of field monitoring instruments (pH meter, conductivity meter, multi-probe electronic data loggers).
  • Assists with collection of storm water runoff and site inspections at Pecan Creek Water Reclamation Plant in compliance with TCEQ Multi-sector General Permit
  • May assist with all activities related to watershed monitoring to include preparation of sample bottles, collection, storage, and preservation of water samples according to approved protocol for handling and custody
  • May assist with analysis of water samples collected during regularly scheduled watershed monitoring activities, storm events and pollution investigations
  • Provides service and maintenance of automatic water sampling equipment and vehicles.
  • Cleans portable sampling equipment in compliance with acceptable protocol
  • Prepares and maintains an inventory of all equipment necessary to perform the above mentioned duties; reorders and restocks supplies as needed
  • Ability to get along with customers and co-workers
  • Regular and punctual attendance
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • One year of experience in water/wastewater treatment, pretreatment program or environmental monitoring
  • Any combination of education, experience, and/or certifications that will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective Environmental Monitoring Technician
  • Must be capable of entering confined spaces
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must have a valid Class “C” Driver’s License prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class “C” driver’s license within 30 days of hire per state law)
  • Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
  • Must be able to assist with rescue operations
  • Approved credit for completion of six semester hours in environmental science or civil engineering

Thursday, September 5, 2013

GIS Technician - Town of Little Elm

Under general direction of the GIS Manager, the GIS Technician develops, maintains and updates various data layers, and databases in the Town’s geographic information system, prepares maps and projects as directed.


  1. B.S. degree in Geography, Computer Science or related field.
  2. 2 years’ minimum experience working with ESRI Suite ArcGIS 10.x.
  3. Preferred knowledge of AutoCAD, ArcPad 10 and above, and Trimble GPS unit.
  4. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, MVR check, and polygraph test.
  5. Must possess valid State of Texas Drivers License.
  1. Must be bondable.
  2. Valid Texas Operator’s Drivers License
  1. Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  2. Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  3. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or authorities, or members of the local business community.
  4. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential.
    1. Ability to establish and meet deadlines.
    2. Self motivated.
    3. Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with supervisor and other personnel.
    4. Demonstrate a willingness to perform duties in a team environment.

  1. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished by management in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  2. Ability to carry out instructions and work independently for field operations
  3. Ability to comprehend complex policies, procedures, regulations, organizational structures etc. in a short time frame.
 The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to operate various machines and/or equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Primarily office environment.

  1. Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment.
  2. Conduct research to locate and obtain existing databases
  3. Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.
  4. Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation, aerial photography, and existing maps.
  5. Enter new map data through use of digitizing or by coordinate geometry using the principles of cartography.
  6. Analyze geographic relationships among varying data types.
  7. Operate and maintain GIS system software, plotter, GPS and camera.
  8. Move, copy, delete, and add files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer.
  9. Present information to users and answer questions
  10. Archive paper plans/CAD files and manage database.

Continually updates skills and knowledge to maintain a high level of proficiency in the latest technologies in GIS.
Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
Perform research, compile, and analyze data for special projects and reports as directed by the GIS Manager, along with interacting effectively with town personnel.
performs other duties as assigned.

E.O.E. The Town of Little Elm does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

To apply, go to:

Entry-level Statistical Modeler

Intalytics Employment Opportunities

Intalytics is a vibrant, growing firm specializing in developing and applying sales forecasting systems to help retailers, restaurants, financial institutions and service operators develop optimal real estate deployment networks. Intalytics currently has these job openings:

Statistical Modeler
Intalytics is looking for an entry-level statistical modeler/programmer to assist in developing and applying sales forecasting systems on behalf of retail chains, restaurants, financial institutions and service operators. Applicants should have background in economics, geography, statistics, math, or related fields. Ideal candidate will have exposure to database analysis and/or geo-statistical modeling. Experience with the following software platforms is desired:

· Alteryx
· Statistical Analysis (SPSS, SAS, R)
· Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
· GIS (ESRI’s ArcGIS and/or Business Analyst, MapInfo)

Bachelor’s and graduate candidates both will be considered. E-mail your cover letter and resume to:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

National Geographic Society - Geography Intern

ELIGIBILITY: Geography and cartography majors at United States colleges and universities who are currently enrolled in their junior or senior year or in a master’s degree program.

PURPOSE OF PROGRAM: To give students a professional learning experience through participation in various projects aimed at the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge. Interns are given the opportunity to apply knowledge and classroom techniques to practical publication procedures or other geographic outreach projects.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITY: Interns may be assigned to work in one of the many divisions within the National Geographic Society such as education, one of the magazines, books, television, or maps. Assignments may also include work on an increasing number of geographic outreach projects.

Spring: January 21 through April 25, 2014
Summer: May 19 through August 22, 2014
Fall: September 8 through December 19, 2014

LOCATION: Interns will work at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

REMUNERATION: Interns will be paid $450 per week for a 40-hour workweek, plus a travel allowance to help defray expenses in traveling to Washington, D.C.

HOUSING: Interns are responsible for their lodging in the Washington, D.C., area, including meals and other living expenses.

HOW TO APPLY: Students (including those who have applied before) must submit their information through an online application at Please select “Geography Intern” posting to apply.

In addition to the online application, students must furnish all of the following materials:
1. a short essay (500 words or less) relating experiences that led the applicant to formal training in geography, stating his or her professional goals, and explaining why she or he wishes to participate in the National Geographic Geography Intern Program;
2. a complete résumé that includes each of the following: the applicant’s extracurricular activities, awards and recognitions; employment history; special interests, hobbies, and travel; and a list of specific skills in cartography if interested in being considered for an internship in the Maps Division;
3. up-to-date official college transcripts, including undergraduate course work if applying as a master’s degree student;
4. three letters of recommendation (one from the applicant’s department chair or academic advisor and two from geography faculty members with whom the applicant has been associated);
5. a cover letter that clearly states the semesters (Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014) that the applicant is available and the applicant’s first choice of semesters.

All these materials must be enclosed in one envelope (including the sealed confidential recommendation letters and transcripts) to:

Robert E. Dulli, Director
Geography Intern Program
National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-4688

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications, both online and mailed, must be received by October 11, 2013. An applicant will not be considered if all required materials are not received at this time.

NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION: Applicants selected for the three sessions in 2014 will be notified by December 13, 2013.

CREDIT FOR INTERNSHIP: Where appropriate, credit for the internship may be possible through an arrangement with the intern’s academic institution and National Geographic.

For more information go to the NGS Geography Internship website.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

GIS tech - Templeton Demographics

Templeton Demographics, located in Southlake, is looking for a GIS person to help with our Demographic studies. The position would be collecting and cleaning up data, making maps based on client requests, updating client folders with current GIS data, creating and analyzing student yields within school districts, and other needs as necessary. It would be an hourly job working at least 20 hours a week and up to 40 if the applicant can give us that much. 

Contact Rocky Gardiner at