CLOSED: GIS Internships at NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Posted: August 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Getting ready to graduate, going to school part time or just graduated? Need help getting experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has two paid internships available in downtown Raleigh.

Work: Internships will work with ArcMap 10, google maps and other GIS technologies. Work will focus on improving the spatial coordinates and perform quality control (QC) on several energy data layers that have been geocoded (address matched). Datasets to QC including Gas Stations, Liquid Propane, gas distribution pipelines, bulk gas storage, grocery stores and other related datasets. There is very limited field work or ground proofing in the project but a valid driver’s license is required.

Experience: No experience with GIS is required but all candidates will have to demonstrate an interest in learning geospatial technologies. Ideal candidates would have at least one GIS course and be in a related field of study (geography, natural resources, agriculture, forestry, information technology, planning, architecture or, engineering). Experience in geocoding and/or editing in ArcMap is a plus but not required.

Hours: This internship can pay up to 40 hours a week but there is a minimum requirement of 25 hours a week. The schedule is flexible but all hours need to be worked in the office and during the hours of 7:30-5:00.

Duration: Internships can start as early as August 29th or two weeks after applications are received and interviews are conducted. All internships will end February 29th, 2012.

Dress code: Business casual dress required; that means no shorts, no tee-shirts, no flip flops, no tie, no suit and jeans on Fridays.

Pay: Pay is based on experience and education but hourly rates are expected to be in the $10-$14/hour range. Final hourly compensation will be determined and approved by Human Resources.

How to apply: All applicants are required to fill out a state (PD-701) application. Electronic versions of the application can be found at: Candidates are discourages from sending their resumes. E-mail completed applications directly to


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