Category Archives: GIS

2020 NOAA Middlebury Internship Opportunities

NOAA and Middlebury are partnering up again this year with a scaled-down 10-week summer internship program with opportunities for 23 students at 19 projects in twelve states. Two of our Middlebury alums are helping to facilitate this process and Middlebury will fund up to five (5) of those positions. Applications are open to sophomores and juniors, but there is a quick turn-around and looming deadline date of Friday, March 6th.

If you have interest in NOAA science, policy, research, and outreach investigating climate trends, ecosystem services valuation, ecotoxicology, invasive species, coastal ecology, contributing to policy for protected species, designing web sites, GIS, and working on science communication and historical data recovery…then check out the link with project descriptions in the posting on Handshake HERE.

Planning for Resiliency: Cohort Summer Internship Program Addressing Climate-Driven Threats

Middlebury has partnered with Historic New England, a historic preservation organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, to offer a three PAID internships this summer working on an initiative called “The Planning for Resiliency Cohort” which will include a Design Intern, Ecology Intern, and GIS intern.  The cohort interns will complete an integrated project addressing climate-driven threats at four seventeenth-century museum properties in Newbury, Mass.
 
They are very interested in finding students with background in majors addressing design (HARC), GIS (Geography), and ecology (ES/Conservation Biology). Specifically, if you are a rising junior, this might be the perfect internship for you. The internship will include a stipend from CCI and housing in the Boston area with the other interns.
 
The application deadline is March 24th; don’t wait to apply!  Below are descriptions for each of the internships. 

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: GIS Intern

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: ECOLOGY Intern

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: DESIGN Intern

HOT Environmental Summer Internships: CCI Sponsored & Funded on HANDSHAKE

CCI has formal relationships with employers and there are quite a few great summer internship opportunities that are reserved for Middlebury students with funding attached. Here are 8 examples waiting for your applications with deadlines approaching. (Note, for instance, NOAA has 50 available research opportunities all over the nation!) CHECK THEM OUT.

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Seabird Research Intern, National Audubon Society, Bar Harbor, ME –Apply by Fri, Feb 15 Apply Now

NOAA 2019 Summer Internships (over 50 available), Nationwide, USA– Apply by Fri, Feb 15 Apply Now

Middlebury Social Impact Corps 2019 Summer Internship -Andean Alliance, Cusco, Peru — Apply by Wed, Feb 20 Apply Now

Middlebury Social Impact Corps 2019 Summer Internship – Cape Eleuthera Institute, Rock Sound, The Bahamas — Apply by Wed, Feb 20 Apply Now

DEC Wetlands Program – Mapping Intern, State of Vermont, Montpelier, VT — Apply by Fri, Mar 1 Apply Now

ALLSOURCE ANALYSIS INTERNSHIP, AllSource Analysis, Middlebury, VT — Apply by Fri, Mar 1 Apply Now

GeoCivics, Project Summer Intern,University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO — Apply by Mon, Apr 1 Apply Now

FoodWorks Internship Program, Middlebury College FoodWorks Fellowship, Middlebury, VT — Apply by Wed, May 1 Apply Now

Geospatial Summer Paid Internship Program Deadline 12/7

CCI met with alumni Adam Sobek ’88, a geography major who is the director of Geospatial at Travelers. As a means to get your foot in the door into a meaningful management leadership post-graduate rotational program (the Business Intelligence & Geospatial (BIG) Development Program), he encourages Middlebury students to think about their paid summer internships in this sector prior to graduation:
Looking for robust experience in cutting-edge mapping and analytics projects in the field of geospatial? Interested in first-hand business experience and valuable on-the-job training?  Travelers is looking to fill their Geospatial intern class for the summer of 2019. The successful candidate will assist on an innovative geospatial collaborative Property & Casualty insurance initiative. Candidates should have proficiency with basic GIS concepts for data downloading, review, and compiling, metadata creation and editing, as well as spatial analysis to generate new data sets.
How can students interface with Geospatial at Travelers?
This position will provide exposure to a wide variety of GIS datasets, offering a unique experience to work hands on with experienced analytical team members to see the GIS data put into action. In addition to some great work experiences, the Business Intelligence & Geospatial program office will assign a Mentor, Peer Advisor, a summer training curriculum that focuses on business acumen, technical skills, as well; as exposure to leadership and transition from school to the workplace. In additional to enterprise events for over 300 Travelers interns, there will be a number of summer programming for the Business Intelligence & Analytic (BI&A) community interns including a speaker series, workshops, presentations, and networking events.
This 10-12 week paid position is expected to begin on June 2019. The deadline on Handshake closes on Friday, January 7th. Learn more about it and apply here.

TNC Summer Internships: Climate Change Policy, Urban Agriculture & GIS Info Session 11/14

You are invited to meet with Middlebury’s partner The Nature Conservancy (TNC) GLOBE program and their Youth Programs Coordinator, Shawneece Hennighan this Wednesday, November 14 for an information session on campus from 4:30 PM in CCI’s Adirondack House Library. Please RSVP HERE on Handshake for the event.

Middlebury has 3 specific internships earmarked for our students for this 2019 summer focused on: climate change and clean energy policy in Washington, DC, GIS research in Alaska, and urban agriculture in ChicagoThe TNC GLOBE program provides undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds with paid summer internship opportunities in the environmental sector across the country. The internships range from science-based education to communications to public policy to geospatial research—a whole range of opportunities for our liberal arts students.

GIS-Related Environmental Summer Internships in Vermont!

Recreation Capacity Intern — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has been collecting a variety of data linked to usage of the public’s recreation-based resources. This information is a key tool in supporting the development of the recreation aspect of Long Range Management Plans, determining how resources are allocated to maintain recreation infrastructure, and to make decisions related to trail network growth or alteration.The intern must have proficiency with ArcGIS 10.x software and using hand-held GPS units to gather and transfer data into GIS. The intern must also have a strong foundation and interest in analytical statistic and be able to use Excel. The intern must be comfortable hiking alone over various terrains to collect trail data in the field, for up to 8 hours in a day. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291979/share_preview

Universal Recycling Outreach —  This internship will focus on addressing the current and upcoming challenges of implementing the Universal Recycling Law in Vermont. It will involve substantial engagement with the public, as well as some in-office work.  The intern will set up a table at farmers’ markets, fairs, or other public venues to provide information about recycling, composting, and the requirements of the Universal Recycling Law. A gregarious, friendly personality, composure, and strong communication skills are necessary. The intern will learn and communicate about recycling, composting, and other materials management topics. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291499/share_preview

Otter Creek Mapping Intern —  This intern would assist with field data collection along the Otter Creek primarily by paddling nearly 100 miles from Mt. Tabor to Lake Champlain. Field data collection will consist of identifying both natural and manmade features along the creek as they relate to fishing, hunting, paddling, or historic resources. The intern would help identify the appropriate data to collect as well as develop data sheets for use in a future mapping project. Some of the opportunities afforded to the intern would be to work with a variety of staff working on everything from outdoor recreation to law enforcement.

NOTE: The ultimate goal of this project is to create an Otter Creek Fishing Trail that highlights all river features, public access, and any possible points of interest to anyone boating on the Otter Creek. Once all the field data is collected, I would like to explore turning this into a semester or thesis project (Middlebury’s GIS program?) so that we could actually create the fishing trail map.  For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291553/share_preview

Compensation:  All of these internships come with $3,000 stipend.   If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

A New Vermont Geology Map

I’m a sucker for blogs and websites that send me scrambling to a dictionary, and recently I’ve come across a good one. Here’s your word for the day-odonatist. I’ll wait here while you look it up.

Back? Good. The site was The Daily Wing, an outdoor blog focusing on winged creatures, such as birds and dragonflies. (that’s an odonatist, if you were lazy and not terribly curious, a person interested in dragonflies, of the Odonata group. Good luck using that in your next conversation.) Bryan Pfeiffer, the author, writes all of the posts, and shows some of his amazing photography. It’s a gorgeous blog.

And like my blog, it seems like many things interest him. (Unlike my blog, he updates his more frequently. No excuses here-I got my house painted this summer.) What caught my eye was a post on the new Vermont Geological survey map, with the awesome title of “A History Expressed in Stone”.  The map, published by the state Vermont Geological Survey, is over 30 years of work, and shows major bedrock formations across the entire state. I want to get the paper copy, but our house lacks wall space for the 3 6 foot by 5 foot sheets, and my cave of an office wouldn’t even fit one.

So I’ve downloaded it, and the three PDF’s would blow my entire Papercut budget for the year, so I’m holding off on that. I’ve also download the shapefiles for Google Earth and ArcGIS, but am waiting to really delve into that this winter.

As a landscaper, something I’ve learned the hard way is that you just can’t fight geology. I’ve tried over and over to grow rhododendrons, holly, and other ericaceous plants on the MIddlebury campus, but our high pH soils just won’t let me. And the reason for that? The bedrock.