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.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Intern, Water Education, City of Frisco

Intern I - Water Education
Location :1. Frisco TX US 75034
2. Frisco TX US 75033
Division :Public Works
Job Code :2044
% of Travel Required :None
Job Type :Part Time
Career Level :Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Education :High School or equivalent
Skill :Administrative Support -> Reception/Greeting, Heavy Phones
Computer Programs -> Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word
Category :Administrative and Support Services
Compensation :From 12.66 To 15.20
Job Description :
Summary: Under direct supervision of a division manager, learns to provide professional services in area of assignment.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.
Essential Job Functions:
·         Learns to assist in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation in area of study.
·         Learns to prepare program manuals, interpret program rules, regulations, codes and/or ordinances in area of study.
·         Learns to conduct research studies and/or surveys specific to municipal government programs and services.
·         Learns a variety of methods of provide leadership, direction and supervision to paraprofessional or technical staff members.

Other Important Duties:
·         Travels to attend or present training.
·         Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
·         Knowledge of principles and practices in area of study assignment.
·         Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software.
·         Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
·         Skill in the use of technical tools, practices or methods in area of assignment.
·         Skill in effective oral and written communications.
·         Skill in planning and implementing departmental procedures and objectives.
·         Skill in effectively delegating duties to assigned paraprofessional or technical staff.
·         Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
·         Must be enrolled at a Junior or Senior level standing in an accredited college program in area of assignment.
·         May be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and/or physical exam.
·         Must possess a State of Texas Drivers License.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Habitat for Humanity GIS Intern

Fall 2015: Neighborhood Investment Department GIS Internship Opportunity

GIS Internship
Supports the work of Dallas Habitat with emphasis on mapping related to neighborhood revitalization, policy analysis, research, and service delivery.  Duties include:
·         Create and maintain GIS datasets
·         spatial analysis, mapping elements, and presentation map creation
·         Support research and advocacy program
·         Produce products using geographic and socio-economic data; conducts basic statistical analysis of datasets
·         Update Habitat neighborhood maps and respond to basic map or data requests
·         Provide technical support regarding the maintenance, development and operation of GIS databases, equipment, and applications

·         Other duties as assigned
The internship is anticipated to be 15 to 20 hours per week from September through December; extension of internship period a possibility.  The position reports to the Director of Neighborhood Research and Revitalization.  The intern should be an admitted student (upper class undergrad or graduate student) in geography, urban planning, GIS, or related field. 

Skills and Experience
1-2 years experience with ArcGIS (Habitat uses ArcGIS 10.2)
Interactive ArcGIS web maps
Proficient using Excel and Access
Use of Google’s Geo products
ArcToolbox & ModelBuilder
Strong data management skills
ESRI’s Community Analyst (or Business Analyst) a plus
SQL code
Knowledge of scripting languages a plus
SharePoint experience a plus

Work Location:  Will be expected to keep regular office hours at Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity in West Dallas.  Days and times will be flexible and will accommodate demands of enrolled student. 

Compensation:  $13/hour
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and mapping sample via email to:
Jane Massey
Director of Neighborhood Research and Revitalization

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., September 4, 2015.