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, February 10, 2015

GIS Intern (2 positions) City of Denton Real Estate Division

Job Description

Responsible for GIS technical support of the Real Estate Division in delivery of the City of Denton’s programs and services.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Meets with staff to define data needs, requirements, and required outputs.
  • Collects, verifies and analyzes real estate and demographic data.
  • Performs mapping, graphs, and analysis using ESRi – ArcMap 10.1 GIS software and related equipment.
  • Updates, modifies, populates, existing databases; creates new databases based on division needs.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and integrates spatial data, and determines how best the information should be displayed using GIS.
  • Operates and maintains GIS system hardware, software, plotter, digitizer, color printer, and cameras. Moves, copies, deletes, and adds files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer.
  • Digitizes and verifies legal descriptions and surveys using GIS tools for properties as needed.
  • Performs ownership and title research.
  • Prepares spreadsheets and graphs in MS Excel.
  • Assists in preparing MS PowerPoint or other presentations for clients, staff, City Council, and Public Utility Board.
  • Performs research on GIS related products, trends, and projects.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited university program of study in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geography, computer science, or a closely related field is preferred
  • Have completed two years of higher education toward a GIS or related field
  • Obtained GIS certification
Core Competencies:
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
  • Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.
  • Knowledge of GIS software and applications.
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve defined practical problems.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection.
  • Knowledge of other computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Applications such as Excel and Power Point.
  • Ability to accept and implement feedback from supervisors, colleagues, customers and others.
  • Ability to understand and manage emotions, and accurately assess the emotions of others.
  • Ability to develop and apply sufficient self-motivation to achieve tasks and to excel in the position.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must have a valid Class “C” Driver’s License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class “C” driver’s license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance 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 work an average of 20 hours per week
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