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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

GIS Analyst - City of Dallas

GIS Analyst

$40,281.00 - $68,419.00 Annually
Downtown Dallas, TX
Job Type
Multiple Departments
Job Number
2/11/2017 11:59 PM Central
Position Purpose

For information related to Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to Perform Work, and Working Conditions & Hazards of this position, click here. Locate and click on the position title to view the job classification

For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must
have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum
qualifications for the posted position.

Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed.  A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.

Vacancies currently available in the following department(s): Mobility and Street Services, Sustainable Development and Construction
Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in GIS, geography, spatial science, or computer science field.
  • Two (2) years of experience in GIS mapping/graphics services using ArcGIS for Desktop Basic, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server and/or ArcGIS Online.
  • High school diploma or GED plus four (4) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in a specified field will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Knowledge of desktop SQL or Python programming and/or relational database systems is a plus.
  • Knowledge of assigning addresses for GIS.

Community Engagement/Marketing Intern - City of Dallas

Intern II - Community Engagement/Marketing

$26,721.00 - $45,387.00 Annually
Downtown Dallas, TX
Job Type
Planning & Urban Design
Job Number
Position Purpose

 Community Engagement/Marketing  (Intern II)
(Non-Civil Service Position)

The City of Dallas Planning and Urban Design Department is seeking an intern for the Fall. The incumbent will office in Dallas City Hall. The Planning and Urban Design Department key functions include Strategic Planning and Policy, Urban Design, Neighborhood Vitality, and Community Engagement.  Interns will have an opportunity to work closely with city staff, Dallas residents and stakeholders, and local agencies on a wide variety of city initiatives, programs and projects depending on interest and skills.

Applicants majoring in communications, government/political science, and sociology are encouraged to apply
Essential Functions

  • Assist with the design and creation of public outreach tools and exhibits to help create awareness, engage and inform about urban design
  • Assist with planning and executing community meetings/workshop/charrettes, staff workshops, and public outreach events
  • Assists with a variety of tasks related to community engagement, capacity building and outreach for planning and urban design project needs
  • Helps to promote and engage through website and social media channels.
  • Experience maintaining non-personal social media accounts like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, etc.
  • Assist in coordinating and administering planning, urban design and community development education and outreach programs
  • Research and documentation
Minimum Qualifications

  • Working towards a bachelor's or master's degree and a genuine interest and passion for urban, sustainability, community issues related to today's city
  • Applicants majoring in communications, government/political science, and sociology are encouraged to apply
Interns will work 20-30 hours each week. Days and hours are flexible. Some evening and weekends. This position has an anticipated state date of 10/15/2016.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Desire to engage a variety of culturally diverse communities
  • Interest in community organizing
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suites
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively
  • Collaborative and professional work ethic

Planning Intern - City of Frisco

Location : Frisco TX US 75034 1601 Frisco Square Blvd
Division : Development Services
Job Code : 1512
% of Travel Required : 0-10%
Job Type : Part Time
Career Level : Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Education : Bachelor's Degree
Skill : Administrative Support -> Department Level
Category : Other
Compensation : From 12.44 To 15.24 USD Per Hour
Job Description :
Summary:  Under general supervision of the Senior Planner – Long Range, the Planning Intern’s primary duties will be focused on long range planning assignments but will also assist the current planning staff needed.  The intern assists in gathering and preparing information on comprehensive planning, statistical analysis, providing research support for special studies, providing technical and graphic support.  Assists in the development and implementation of ordinances, plans and policies.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities that may be 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:
  • Conducts research, tracking, analysis, interpretation, implementation, and reporting methodologies and techniques.
  • Assists in gathering, preparing, reviewing, maintaining, and reporting information on comprehensive planning issues, development activity, trends, and population estimates.
  • Assists with updates to the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance and other city ordinances and policies.
  • Assists in researching and preparing reports, plans, illustrations, photo simulations, and presentations. 
  • Assists with the preparation of staff reports, agendas and packets for public meetings.
  • Researches codes and ordinances for city staff and customers.
  • Assists with the update of Development Services web pages.
  • Assists in the organization and planning of events and public hearings.

Other Important Duties:
  • Conducts field inspections.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
Job Requirements :
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of Planning principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computers and computer related equipment.
  • Knowledge of ESRI GIS software.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in Desktop publication and illustration experience, preferably with Adobe Creative Suite products.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Skill in following and implementing procedures and objectives.
  • Ability to professionally respond to citizen inquiries.
 Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Must be enrolled at a Junior or Senior level standing at an accredited college Bachelor’s Degree program in Urban Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or a related field.
  • Prefer enrollment in an accredited college in a Master Degree program in Urban Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or a related field.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check.
  • Must possess State of Texas Drivers License.
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  • Work is performed in an office and occasionally a field environment.
  • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor.
  • May be subject to exposure to heavy equipment common to construction sites.
  • May be subject to extended periods of standing, walking over rough unstable terrain and lifting when conducting site inspections, reviewing subdivision and development plans.
  • May be required to be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
Equipment and Tools Utilized:
  • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, scanner, engineering scale, digital camera and department vehicle.

City of Flower Mound - Management Intern

Management Intern-Town Manager's Office

$6,760.00 Annually
Flower Mound TX 75028, TX
Job Type
Part Time Temporary
Town Manager's Office
Job Number
Under the general direction of the Town Manager, or a designated appointee, to assist the Town Manager's office staff, and departmental directors and their staff members, in completing special and ongoing projects. Tasks require following standard procedures, which are of average difficulty and require some decisions and judgment about the approach or sequence of procedures to be used. Deadlines and priorities in work assignments are either set by the supervisor or inherent in the task to be performed. Position requires limited contact with the public. Contact is usually structured but may occasionally involve conflict and require considerable tact and judgment.

Examples of Duties
The Town of Flower Mound will provide an intern with a multi-focused orientation to Municipal Management. They will be able to participate in the areas of Economic Development, Budget, Public Works, Planning, Police and Fire, and Human Resources. Examples of duties the intern could include, but are not limited to the following:
• Rotates from one department to another as assigned by the Town Manager.
• Collects data and compiles research on designated topics; assists in budget research and preparation; responds to citizen requests for information by mail, phone, or in person; may be asked to resolve citizen complaints; assists in administrative tasks, data entry, phone answering, operations-type tasks, and filing as directed.
• Attend various meetings.
• From time-to-time, may be assigned to perform extra job duties that are directly, indirectly or completely unrelated to their normal job functions in the course of presenting the designated special event(s).
• May drive own or Town-owned vehicle to pick up or deliver needed materials. Performs other tasks as directed.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree in public administration, business or related field. Prefer individuals currently enrolled and working on completion of Master's degree in public administration. Must have a valid Texas driver's license and driving record must be in compliance with Town policy. Must submit to and pass a post-offer, non-regulated drug test and thorough background checks (including criminal history).

Supplemental Information
Must have skill in the collection and compilation of data. Must be able to operate a personal computer and learn applicable software packages. Good oral, written, and mathematical skills are a must. Must be able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with fellow employees, Town officials, and the general public. 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. Work is usually performed in an air-conditioned office but will occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions. This position will occasionally be expected to attend evening meetings. This is a part-time non-benefited position generally working about 20 to 24 hours per week.


GIS Intern - City of Lewisville

PT GIS Intern
SALARY: $16.00 /Hour

OPENING DATE: 01/24/17
CLOSING DATE: 02/14/17 05:00 PM
Works with all City Departments in the development and maintenance of Geographical Information Services (GIS) information.
  • Create maps using ArcGIS.
  • Create, update and maintain layers in ArcGIS.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university pursing a degree in GIS or related field.
  • No experience is required; however a working knowledge or familiarity with ESRI software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Software.
  • Knowledge of Geographical Information System concepts, design methods, procedures, techniques and methodology; complex principles and practices of record keeping.
  • Maintain or modify Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
  • Ability to determine scales, line sizes, or colors to be used for hard copies of computerized maps, using plotters.
  • Ability to edit and update features using ArcMap.
  • Ability to effectively with the public, City employees and communicate clearly and tactfully with co-workers.
  • Ability to attend work regularly and learn new technical skills quickly and efficiently.
  • Must submit to and pass pre-employment drug test.
  • Valid Class C Driver's License with a good driving record as defined by City Policy.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

KFC - Market Planning/GIS Analyst (Louisville, KY)

Job description

Responsible for supporting the development and execution of KFC US Growth & Development Strategies through mapping and analytic support of key US Development areas: market planning, mapping / GIS, development strategy, franchise & corporate development, and business case development/capex models.

Market Planning, GIS/Development Systems
  • Develop, implement and maintain prioritized market plans to enable and accelerate the US Growth & Development Strategy. Includes benchmarking and competitive analysis.
  • Develop tools and guidance on market planning, mapping and trade area prioritization/penetration. Develop analog models and analysis/insights for success criteria and prioritization.
  • Subject Matter Expert for division mapping/GIS and development systems support. Manage KFC GIS across systems, maintain databases in support of the GIS, and produce maps for market / site tours, Site Approval Committee Meetings and other brand support as needed. Leverage and innovate with Technology to provide world class solutions to the field and our franchisees.
  • Build relationships and work with Franchisees and Franchise Development Leaders to effectively communicate and influence development commitments against market plans and support ongoing develoment results aligned with those plans.
  • Provide tools and analytics for monitoring, assessing, and gleaning insights regarding growth strategies, market plans, demographics, portfolio segmentation, penetration potential, etc. Includes Market Planning dashboards & scorecards, analysis related to characteristics that effect store performance, sales prediction, etc.
  • Provide support and maintain process for sales impact or “cannibalization” models, including developing / maintaining impact models and post auditing results.
  • Primary support for KFC Development for market planning/mapping related processes, including Site Approval Committee Meetings.
  • Support KFC LT as needed in planning, business reviews, and adhoc projects.
  • Moderate (20%+) travel, with heavy travel possible at times.