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, February 24, 2016

Interns - Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is looking for Interns for Summer/Fall 2016!
Marketing/Public Relations
Community Outreach
Volunteer Management
Resource Development

For more information, contact: Salome Clarke, Volunteer Coordinator
940-484-5006 Ext 9004

ConstructionSite Coordinator: Man the volunteer check-in station
Meal/Snack Provision: Feed our hardworking volunteers!
Note: Leadership positions available for volunteers with Construction Experience!

ReStoreWarehouse: UNload donations, organize itens on shelves, and keep sales floor looking neat.
Customer Service: Answer phones and assist customers on the sales floor.

Resource Development: INcrease donations & sponsorships
Family Selection/Support: Recruit & support Habitat partner families
Land Acquisition: Find affordable land in Denton County
Volunteer Coordination: Recruit/recognize/reward volunteers
Marketing/PR: Create marketing strategies, social media posts, press releases

Special Events: Assist with planning/execution of annual events
Office Assistance: Assist with data entry/filing
Speaker's Bureau: Promote awareness if HFHDC in the community
Photography: Take pictures at Build Sites/ReStore or during special events

Physical Address: 1721 N. Carroll Blvd Denton, TX 76202

Outdoor Education and Recreation Intern - Texas Parks and Wildlife, Lake Ray Roberts

invites applications for the position of:
Intern Clerk II-III-IV (Outdoor Education and Recreation Intern)
SALARY: $12.00 - $13.50 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 01/27/16
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DIVISION: State Parks
WORK ADDRESS: Ray Roberts Lake State Park-Isle Du Bois Unit, 100 PW 4137, Pilot Point, TX 76258
HIRING CONTACT: Robert Owen, (512)389-8791
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Student Internship Program introduces interested college students to career opportunities in positions located statewide and job settings to gain practical experience and training in natural and cultural resource fields.

Under the supervision of the Texas Outdoor Family Team Lead, this intern position is responsible for assisting with the development and delivery of educational and recreational programs at Dallas/Fort Worth Area State Parks. Attends a 1-week training at a Texas State Park during the first week of employment to learn how to deliver hands-on experiences to park visitors on a variety of topics, including Junior Ranger, Arts in the Parks, stargazing, night sounds, geocaching, kayaking, biking, fishing and Leave No Trace. Additional topics include guided hikes, interpretive roving, outreach, and CPR/First Aid. Delivers outreach to groups of all ages. Performs additional duties as assigned.  Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.  NOTE:  Acceptance to the internship does not guarantee a permanent position in state parks.

Paid internships are available in various Divisions depending on available funding.  The student internship program employment period varies depending on the specific intern opportunity.  NOTE: If selected for a paid opportunity, intern will be paid at the rate of pay reflected from the completed hours on the Fall 2015 transcript.

  • Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum of 18 completed semester credit hours as of Fall 2015 from an accredited college or university;
  • Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale or "Pass" on a Pass/Fail system.    
  • None required.   
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license.
NOTE: Retention of internship contingent upon maintaining required license.

  • Experience in outdoor recreation or delivering educational programs;
  • Experience working with the public;
  • Experience in coordination of group activities;
  • Experience in participation or leading others in outdoor activities.
  • Current CPR/First Aid and Wilderness First Aid certification;
  • Current American Canoe Association Instructor certification.
  • Knowledge of State Park operations;
  • Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management fundamentals;
  • Knowledge of sustainable outdoor recreation practices;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook;
  • Skill in using standard office equipment;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
  • Skill in presenting to large groups;
  • Skill in public speaking;
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
  • Ability to plan and deliver outdoor recreation programs;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and age ranges;
  • Ability to maintain supplies and equipment;
  • Ability to perform manual labor including lifting supplies and materials up to 40 lbs.;
  • Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
  • Required to work 16 to 32 hours per week, with days off other than Saturdays and Sundays;
  • Required to work 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening work on weekends;
  • Required to attend and participate in a 1 week training during the first week of employment;
  • Required to perform manual labor including lifting supplies and materials up to 40 lbs.;
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;
  • Park vehicle may be available, otherwise mileage will be reimbursed if using personal vehicle;
  • Required to travel in East Texas area 50% with possible overnight stays;
  • Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
  • Submission of a completed online application;
  • Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
  • Must attach copy of official or unofficial college transcript(s) issued from accredited college/university to the online application. (Unofficial transcripts must have full name and college/university's name);
  • Transcript must reflect current college/university classes in progress at time of application;
  • Degree plans will NOT be accepted;
  • Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.
NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application.  A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.

GIS Intern - Texoma Council of Governments

One or possibly two students (depending on their availability) to assist us in the GIS program at TCOG in Sherman. 

Compensation $12-15/hr DOE, up to 30 hrs/week
Duration 6 months with possible extension

Projects include:

·         Scanning, digitizing, ortho-rectifying maps
·         Creating new layers from paper maps, GPS or Ortho Imagery (planning and zoning layers)
·         Creating and updating 9-1-1 addresses; running validation and topology on all public safety layers
·         Export custom data for CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch)

Interested applicants can send resumes to Michael Schmitz

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Our Daily Bread - Volunteer Services Coordinator

Volunteer Services Coordinator

The Volunteer Services Coordinator will perform all duties required to staff volunteers in designated shifts in the Volunteer Matters database to meet the needs of the mission of Our Daily Bread. ODB requires 35 to 45 volunteers scheduled each day in order to have a smoothly run operation.
Accountability: Executive Director
Classification: Part-Time
Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm


  • Runs monthly report of volunteer hours. Emails copies of report to Executive Director and participating agencies
  • Conducts monthly volunteer services committee meetings consisting of: Chef and Assistant to the Chef, Senior Program Coordinator, Volunteer Check-In Volunteers (voluntary), Executive Director and Executive Administrator (ad-hoc) 
  • Submits monthly committee reports to Executive Director
  • Attends monthly staff meetings


  • Communicates weekly with Chef, Senior Program Coordinator, and Executive Director regarding volunteer scheduling and issues.
  • Coordinates Volunteer Check-In volunteers and ensure Volunteer Check-in volunteers are trained on how to manage volunteer shifts. This is done when a new Check-In volunteer arrives and with follow-up training as required.
  • Coordinates Tarrant Area Food Bank Volunteer Drivers for Wal-Mart and Target. (Includes arranging for alternate drivers when needed.
  • Maintains a list of TAFB drivers and contact information, with Short Term and Alternates identified. (List will be available to Executive Director)
  • Coordinates Local Food Pick-Up Drivers. Includes arranging for alternates to drive when needed.
  • Maintains a list of Local Food Pick-up Drivers with Alternates identified. (List will be available to Executive Director)
  • Will conduct new –volunteer orientations at least once per week, more if deemed necessary. This entails following a script that outlines rules and regulations, an update on ODB services, and a tour of the operations.
  • Works directly with the Event Planning Chairperson to coordinate volunteers for public relations, fund raising, staff, or volunteer events.


  • Responds to requests from potential and existing volunteers via email and phone calls.
  • Manage volunteer shifts in Volunteer Matters database (includes scheduling of volunteers who are not able or willing to schedule their own shifts).
  • Manages Volunteer Matters database for updates, adds new shifts, modifies existing shifts, and deletes shifts (as directed by and approved by the Executive Director).

Job Requirements:
Able to communicate and give directions well on a verbal and written basis
Must be reliable
Willing to take direction and carry out those directions without assistance
Must work well with volunteers and staff as a team
Must be able to stand, walk, or sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time
Ensure volunteers are oriented to safety standards and operating policies and processes
Must be able to work well under pressure
Must be able to handle conflict and confrontation
Must be extremely organized

High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor Degree in Business or Management preferred.
Technical expertise in managing a database preferred.

To Apply - E-mail resume and a statement of why you are interested in this position to no later than March 1, 2016.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Denton Community Market - Market Booth Manager

The Denton Community Market is looking for a friendly and organized relationship-oriented leader to join our team!

Email Resume + Cover Letter to

·     $10.00 / hour

·         8-10 hours / week

·         Seasonal position through November 26th, 2016

·         Position available immediately

·         Possibilities for future growth


·         Commitment of every Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm through November 26th, 2016

·         Must be able to lift and set up 10' X 10' Market canopy tent (40 lbs)

·         Must be able to tolerate all weather conditions including heat, cold, and rain

·         Inventory tracking and sale of Market merchandise

·         Cash handling and reconciliation procedures

·         Management of all market booth activities - sales, customer engagement, raffle etc.

·         Set up Market Info Booth including tables, signage, and merchandise

·         Assist with volunteer outreach and visitor surveys as needed


·         Enjoys working with others

·         Independent and ambitious

·         Creative thinker

·         Self-motivated

·         Problem solving skills

·         Calm in stressful situations

·         Organized

·         Positive attitude

·         Love of Denton

·         Appreciation for handmade and local items

·         Customer service

·         Cash handling

·         Inventory management

·         Team management

·         Strong work ethic

·         Creative expression and execution of ideas

·         Strong connection to Denton

·         Knowledge of local community events, activities and organizations

·         Long term desire for personal growth and development at the Market

·         Long term desire for increased leadership and responsibilities at the Market

Visit for general information on the Market

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

GIS Intern - City of Garland

College Intern II – GIS (Office of Strategic Initiatives)

Responsible for assisting in maintaining the Neighborhood Information System and performing GIS-based analysis for the Neighborhood Benchmarking Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1.    Conduct project assignments, research, and analysis.
2.    Create, edit, or acquire data and integrate into the neighborhood information system. 
3.    Maintain accuracy and integrity of data. 
4.    Analyze geographic data.
5.    Utilize the GIS software and data to produce cartographic output.
6.    Apply technical knowledge to departmental projects.
7.    May prepare written reports, communication, or correspondence on behalf of the department.
8.    May make presentations on assignment status and progress.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must at least be in first year of college
  • Knowledge of research, analysis, and statistics
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications
Education/ Experience: 
·       Graduate student status at a local university pursuing a degree, or completing major coursework, in geography, urban planning, or a closely related field.
·       1-3 years of experience with GIS software, research, analysis, and statistics
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
·       General knowledge of geographic concepts
·       General understanding of cartographic principles
·       General knowledge of managing and processing data
·       Skill in research and methodology analysis
·       Skill in utilizing ArcGIS 10.3, ESRI Spatial Analyst, and ArcSDE  
·       Skill in utilizing statistical analysis software such as SPSS, SAS, or equivalent
·       Skill in utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
·       Skill in cartographic output
·       Skill in preparing and communicating data analysis (written and oral)
·       Ability to work independently
·       Ability to multi-task
Licenses and Certifications
  • None required

Physical Requirements / Work Environment
The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from any environmental hazards or conditions.