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The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
From shipping lanes to migratory routes for the endangered right whale, and from thriving ports to sustainable fisheries – our oceans and coasts provide so much to our environment and our economy. At a time of immense pressure and competing needs from our oceans and coasts, The Nature Conservancy is taking the lead in providing a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder approach toward protecting our marine resources. The Marine Conservation GIS Intern will be responsible for assisting the Southeast Coast and Ocean Partnership Coordinator in gathering, cleaning, editing, and analyzing spatial recreational use data for TNC’s Coastal Georgia Human Use Mapping Project, as part of the South Atlantic’s regional Ocean Planning strategy. The intern will learn about marine spatial mapping in a non-profit environment, and gain experience in participatory mapping, surveying, and working with varied technologies and complex datasets.
The Nature Conservancy is looking for a GIS intern to provide technical assistance to move ocean planning forward along the Georgia coast. This project is a pilot for the southeast region to build a framework for ocean planning that considers the objectives and input of multiple stakeholders and users. This approach is intended to help avoid unexpected conflicts between different types of users and between users and conservation goals. The intern will spend a major portion of the time processing and cleaning data gathered from mapping exercises showing recreational use areas in and offshore coastal Georgia. The intern will also assist TNC staff and Georgia DNR staff with mapping exercises – assisting participants in mapping activities, running GIS and other computer software, effectively communicating with staff and participants, and setting up equipment. The paid internship is for approximately 6 months and will spend an average of up to 18 hours a week on the project.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Ability to draw information from multiple sources, prepare reports for program needs, and recognize discrepancies in data.
Make day to day decisions based on standard guidelines provided by supervisor.
Must maintain constructive relationships and maintain confidentiality where appropriate.
Ability to work independent and meet deadlines.
Valid driver’s license and willingness and ability to participate in TNC’s Vehicle Safety Agreement.
Some travel will be required to and/or along the Georgia coast.
Enrolled in degree-seeking graduate program entire 2016-2017 school year.
Experience in working independently, managing project timelines and proficient ArcGIS skills.
- Bachelor of Science in marine science, environmental science, geography, geospatial technology or related science.
- Demonstrate skill with GIS software (ESRI ArcGIS 10 or better).
- Demonstrate skill working with spatial data from a variety of sources
- Prefer candidates currently enrolled in a Georgia University or College.
- Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
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Job Title: Marine Conservation GIS Intern
Location: South Carolina
Job ID: 45049
Full/Part Time: Part-Time