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, November 14, 2016

Multiple Federal positionsin Oklahoma

These vacancy announcements are for Recent Graduates. For those who apply, be extra careful to follow all of the directions on how to apply as well as submitting the documents required. 

Please note that applicants that are currently in school, but who will graduate in December 2016, are eligible to apply for these positions, they will have 90 days to meet eligibility from the closing date of the announcement.

Good Afternoon!  The November National Pathways Postings for Recent Graduates have been posted.  The Job Opportunity Announcements will open on November 8, 2016 and close on November 15, 2016.    Please see below for the links to each announcement:

Rangeland Management Specialist (Recent Graduate) GS-0454-05 FPL 09:
·         1 vacancy - Arnett, OK
Soil Conservationist (Recent Graduate) GS-0457-05 FPL 09:
·         1 vacancy - Lawton, OK
·         1 vacancy - Okemah, OK
·         1 vacancy - Wewoka, OK

·         1 vacancy - Woodward, OK 

UNT Facilities GIS Field Student Assistant

136987 / Facilities GIS Field Student Assistant

 UNT Student Employment: Facilities Administration

Work Schedule: 8AM-5PM, M-F
Hours per Week: 20-25
Hourly Wage/ Yearly Salary: $8.00
Position Start Date: ASAP
Position End Date: On-going

Job Description:

The Facilities Department is seeking to hire a GIS Field Assistant to join the Geographic Information System (GIS) team. This position reports to the Facilities GIS Manager. For additional information on the GIS team you may visit our website at

The purpose of this position is to support the department’s mapping functions. This position will be responsible for using high-accuracy mapping and surveying equipment to measure, collect and record data about the location and condition of university infrastructure and assets. This position will spend the majority of their time outdoors. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Safely and properly operating GPS equipment to record the location of features and correctly document attributes following established procedures.
• Assist in the setup and utilization of survey equipment to map and record data.
• Conduct inspections of field conditions or university assets to either gather new data or verify existing information.
• Communicate with various university and non-university personnel to obtain information via site visits, meetings, phone calls and e-mail.
• Follow established data management procedures, both in the field and in the office.
• The ability to perform work that involves standing, walking, and the ability to safely lift, carry and haul over 25 lbs. of equipment for extended periods of time in all types of weather conditions in a variety of outdoor environments.

The successful candidate will exhibit a professional demeanor at all times by:

• Being respectful of others and expressing a positive "can-do" attitude.
• Punctually following an established work schedule.
• Performing assigned duties accurately, thoroughly, within prescribed time limits, and with keen attention to detail so work is done correctly the first time.
• Demonstrating strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.

Job Requirements:
Must have a valid driver license.

Applicants who have prior experience utilizing GIS software and/or Microsoft Office software packages will be given preference.

Application Instructions:
Submit a cover letter and a resume with your application.


Equal Opportunity Statement

**The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Friday, November 4, 2016

GIS Intern - Harris Computer Systems

GIS Internship

Harris Govern is a part of Harris Computer Systems. Harris Computer Systems has been providing complete Customer Information System (CIS) and Financial Management solutions exclusively to public and municipal utilities for over 30 years. Our track record speaks for itself. We are an experienced, solid company with proven solutions that are presently in use by over 3,000 customers across North America. We are the number one provider of powerful Financial and CIS solutions because of our specialized understanding of the electric, water and gas utility industry and our commitment to customer relationships.

Harris Computer Systems is a member of the Constellation Software Inc. group of companies. Constellation Software is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies; each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation's growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms; acquire them; and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations.

Harris Govern is seeking a part-time individual to particulate in our GIS Technician internship program. This position offers a large amount of learning and exposure to GIS related activities for Texas Appraisal districts that we serve. This individual will join our Professional Services team for the PACS Appraisal and Collection software product line and work alongside our GIS Technicians. GIS Technicians are responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining digital parcel layers and editing attribute data using ArcGIS software from information located on deeds, plats, and surveys, ensuring the delivery of high quality data and customer satisfaction, identifying problems and resolving them in a timely manner and building and maintaining strong working relationships. The individual selected for this role will be a highly energetic self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team environment. This position requires current enrollment in an accredited school curriculum with an emphasis in GIS related technologies.

• Performing large amounts of editing and database queries on GIS parcel layers based on information located on deeds, plats, and surveys.
• Reading and interpreting metes and bounds descriptions and associating them with parcel identification numbers.
• Researching legal documents.
• Working with other GIS Technicians in department.
• Completing assigned tasks on-time with a high level of quality.
• Identifying and resolving problems in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
• Having courteous customer service and professional interaction with fellow employees
• Working hours are flexible and adjusted around school class schedules.

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of demonstrated work experience and technical background with ArcGIS and Microsoft desktop software applications, and a high level of initiative, aptitude, and energy in order to succeed in a fast-paced environment. We also require several of the following attributes:
• Demonstrated track record of working effectively within a collaborative and cohesive,
team based environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Advanced computer skills to include MS Office knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook,
• Outstanding customer service and organizational skills
• Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills with fine attention to detail
• Positive, results oriented mindset
• Ability to multi-task effectively and to consistently meet assigned deadlines.
• Self starter with ability to work well independently and in groups
• Experience with the following is be highly desirable though not mandatory:

  • Appraisal/Tax Office
  • Technical skills with database knowledge (SQL Server, Access)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of the normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Position is located in our Allen, Texas office.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and job responsibilities.

Please email your resume to Harris Govern

Please feel free to browse our website for further information at

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Land Interships (2) - Marathon Oil Corporation

Land Interns

Date: Oct 13, 2016
Location: Houston, TX, US, 77056
 Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent international energy company.  Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has activity in North America, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The Company has three reportable operating segments, each of which is organized and managed based primarily upon geographic location and the nature of the products and services it offers. The three segments are as follows:
North America Exploration and Production (E&P) - explores for, produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas in North America.
International E&P – explores for, produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas outside of North America and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol in Equatorial Guinea.
Oil Sands Mining – mines, extracts and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada, and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil.
For more information, visit the Company’s website at

  • Summer 2017 Internship for Land Professionals
  • Summer 2017 Internship for Land GIS Professionals

 Marathon Land Professional interns are immediately involved in diverse and challenging projects by working side by side with others in multi-discipline teams. Interns are placed in a Project Team with an experienced Land Professional who will mentor them throughout their intern period.  These teams are responsible for identifying and executing on strategic Exploration and Production initiatives in North America. Challenging positions are available working North American resource plays in Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. 
  • Assist in all phases of Land work required to drill and complete wells in the assigned Project Area.
  • Review title opinions and perform curative activities;
  • Assist in Surface Use Agreement and Right of Way negotiations;
  • Review Operating Agreements to determine Marathon's rights and obligations regarding rework and drilling proposals;
  • Utilize the Tobin lease data system to research Marathon’s records to determine ownership, create maps showing current ownership, and assist in reconciling lease ownership;
  • Assist in compilation of lists of respondents for State Corporation Commission filings, including contacting owners and searching internet sources for valid addresses.

  • Education Level: Junior and Senior level candidates graduating between December 2017 – December 2018
  • Major: Energy Management/Commerce or Petroleum Land Management students
  • Students must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Have authorization to work for any employer in the U.S. on a full-time, indefinite basis without need for sponsorship now or in the future.

Interns will work as a part of the Land GIS Team with experienced GIS Professionals who will mentor them throughout their intern period.   The Land GIS team is responsible for supporting the data and cartographic needs of Marathon’s North American resource plays in Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.  Under the close supervision of the MOC GIS Mentor will learn industry terminology, GIS Software Applications, including 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, X-Tools, and Maplex and standard procedures for maintaining Lease and Contract agreement polygons associated with the Land Department while developing the basis for more independent decision making.

  • Create and maintain Land GIS data through interpreting legal descriptions for oil and gas leases and contracts
  • Prepares GIS maps\exhibits utilizing learned cartographic practices and standards
  • Constructs advanced spatial and tabular database queries
  • Provide assistance to Land professionals and GIS analyst in creation of customized analytics
  • Perform maintenance of Land Department ArcGIS projects and web maps

  • Education Level: Junior and Senior level candidates graduating between December 2017 – December 2018
  • Currently pursuing BS or BA degree in Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Students must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Proficient with ArcGIS 9.x or 10.x, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of Coordinate Geometry (COGO), Model builder, and knowledge of Python scripting is preferred but not required.
  • Have authorization to work for any employer in the U.S. on a full-time, indefinite basis without need for sponsorship now or in the future.

 Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has activity in North America, Europe and Africa. The Company has three reportable operating segments, each of which is organized and managed based primarily upon geographic location and the nature of the products and services it offers.
Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.