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One of the longest-standing traditions of the University of Utah’s Homecoming Celebration is the selection of a Homecoming Court, comprised of six students chosen to “represent the university and student body at various campus and community events throughout Homecoming Week.” The first royalty ever selected was 1932 Homecoming Queen Margaret Price Carlson, and the tradition has been carried on through the years since.

In order to be selected for membership on the court, students have to either be nominated or individually nominate themselves, be a full-time student at the U and hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. The nominees each submitted answers to questions about their involvement at the U, attended an interview with the Royalty Committee and created a presentation explaining what Homecoming Royalty means to them. Those selected for the Court each won a $1,000 scholarship for the spring 2018 semester.

The six members of 2017 Homecoming Court are:

Amanda Groneman

Groneman is a senior studying human development and family studies through the Honors College while pursuing a minor in nutrition. She has been involved in numerous campus programs over the years, including the Bennion Center Scholars, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) First Year Council.

“I really love how many opportunities there are around campus,” Groneman said. “I know that I personally have gotten a lot out of the programs I’ve been a part of.”

Through the Bennion Center Scholars program, Amanda has been working to complete 400 hours of service. She has volunteered with Kids Crew at Primary Children’s Hospital, served as a reading tutor at Roosevelt Elementary and a vision screener at Friends for Sight. Groneman recently began volunteering in hospice care as well. She aims to become a pediatric cancer nurse, and has acquired experience at Primary Children’s working as a cancer unit technician and has helped conduct multiple research studies at the hospital.

Groneman said that being a member of the Homecoming Court is an incredible honor not just for her, but her family as well.

“I have many grandparents who have graduated from the U, and it’s amazing to continue the legacy of the university in my family history,” Groneman said.

She said she can’t wait for the day that she gets to see her own grandchildren follow in her footsteps and participate in the U’s traditions. Amanda loves the excitement and passion she sees at sporting events — some of her favorite traditions at the U include tailgates, pep rallies and other game day festivities.

Carly Shields

Shields is a junior and member of the Honors College at the U. She is a pre-med student in human development with an emphasis in child life and is minoring in chemistry and pediatric research. Shields is passionate about organic chemistry, traveling, journaling, the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. In addition to her diverse interests, Shields has been a part of many different programs around campus, including the First Year Service Corps as both a member and a director, the Bennion Center’s Community Outreach Program, Project Youth, UROP and the Pan-Hellenic Scholarship board. She also currently works as a piano teacher and hospice care volunteer.

“My time in hospice has made me passionate about end of life care, companionship and patient needs,” Shields said.

She said that she loves both kids and medicine, so she is aiming to become a pediatrician in the future.

Shields feels grateful to be apart of Homecoming Court because she feels that it represents how far she has come throughout her undergraduate career — professionally, personally and academically. She is happy to represent the U as well, especially because she is a third generation student.

“I am proud and honored to represent a school that means so much so much to my family and has come, over the years, to mean so much to me,” she said.

Shields considers Legacy of Lowell to be one of her favorite campus traditions. She has attended it every year of her undergraduate career. This year, she has played a larger role in planning the event and will lead a river clean-up project.

Eric Nhem

Nhem is a senior pursuing an honors degree in psychology with a minor in gender studies. During his time at the U, Nhem has been involved in both research and volunteer work. He has worked in a research lab studying first-generation students’ experiences in college and he is one of the directors of Project Youth, a Bennion Center program that teaches Title I elementary students about higher education. In addition to Project Youth, Nhem participates in the Bud Bailey Youth Tutoring Program, where he tutors diverse, underserved students in English, and the Elevate Theater Company of Tanner Dance at the U. Later this year, he plans to use the data from his research in his senior thesis.

“This research means a lot because I am a first-generation student myself,” Nhem said.

Nhem aims to attend graduate school at the U and would ultimately like to become a high school counselor.

“Students in that age group go through some difficult times, and I want to be there for them to help guide them,” Nhem said.

He is looking forward to the activities happening throughout Homecoming Week. Nhem is eager to be a member of the Court and to celebrate the culture of the U. He credits his family with helping him get to where he is today, and is excited to for the opportunity to represent his Cambodian culture. Of all the traditions at the U, Eric said that he loves Legacy of Lowell at the Bennion Center the most.

“It’s a day where people who want to do good come together and perform various service projects for the betterment of the community.”

Keely Kringlen

Kringlen is a senior majoring in Geography. She is fascinated by maps and the movement of people. In addition to her interests in geography, Kringlen is a pre-med student and minoring in French. She has been speaking the language for over four years. Throughout her time at the U, Kringlen has served as the social justice coordinator for the Bennion Center, where she oversees 10 different student-directed programs relating to social justice in the community. She also volunteers with Connect2Health in the Pediatric Specialty unit, and was a Girl Scout troop leader for a group of refugees. Her favorite volunteer experience has been her work at Camp Hobé, a camp for children with cancer.

“I would like to become a doctor, and I have a lot of interest in oncology as well, so it’s great to work with kids impacted by cancer at this camp,” Kringlen said.

Kringlen is happy to be a part of this year’s Homecoming Court because she hopes to represent students from a wide variety of interests and departments at the U.

“I’m excited to bring my passions to a larger platform on campus, and I think it will be a great way to connect with students and the community,” she said.

Her favorite campus tradition is Legacy of Lowell, which she thinks is a great way for get students involved in service projects.

Liz Reiss

Reiss is a senior in the Honors College, majoring in business marketing. She considers her interests to be very diverse, including sports, nature, technology and philanthropy among her many passions. Reiss is currently the co-chair of the Marketing Committee on the MUSS Board, as well as the social media intern for the MUSS, under the Alumni Association. She is also working with the Utah Athletics Marketing Department as the lead technology and video intern. In the past, she has served as the vice president and director of scholarship for her sorority, Chi Omega, volunteered with Make-A-Wish Foundation and participated in Business Scholars.

“I find philanthropy to be extremely rewarding, and I love having the opportunity to help aid children in making their dreams come true,” Reiss said.

In the future, she aims to attend business school and eventually be part of a company that works to solve problems in the community.

For Liz, being selected for the Homecoming Court means that she gets to represent the institution that she feels has given her so much. She said she is grateful for this opportunity to give back and hopes to show the community why she loves the U so much.

“The University of Utah offers nearly everything I value in life — friendship, culture, family, community, academics and spirit,” she said.

Her favorite university tradition is The MUSS, and she has been heavily involved in it since she was a freshman.

“Nothing is more fun than being surrounded by people who are as enthusiastic and as spirited as you are about supporting our teams.”

Ridge Durrant

Durrant is a junior pursuing a major in biomedical engineering. He has been held numerous positions at the U, including university ambassador, orientation leader and residential advisor. Durrant is currently funded by UROP for research on tissue engineering with bone marrow. He has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald house and has also worked as the campus marketing representative for the social media application Yik Yak. Durrant’s career goals are in the field of biomedicine. He said that he hopes to research and contribute to regenerative medicine techniques in the future, so that he can help make lives easier through developments in this area.

He is eager to participate in this year’s Homecoming Court for several reasons.

“It means I get to represent the greatest university in the best state in the nation, and that I get to be involved with awesome service projects and social initiatives on campus, too,” Durrant said.

His favorite campus tradition is the Freshman Class Block U photo taken on the field at Rice Eccles Stadium at the beginning of every year. He says that it’s fun to be all together as a class.

Construction is proceeding on the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building, and Geography is scheduled to move in next fall. We will have new office space, an entire floor of advanced laboratory space for Geography and Anthropology, and a new home for the DIGIT Lab.  The building will also host several dining options and the University Welcome Center.  The Gardner Building is being touted as the first on campus to be heated and cooled using a new ground-source geothermal field.

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10/16/2017

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) seeks a GIS intern.  This is a paid internship and a great opporunity to work with a state agency.  

Position Open through: 10/23/17  

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10/01/17

National Geographic

In our modern, globally interconnected society, it is more important than ever that people understand the world around them. At National Geographic, we have had a long-standing commitment to building geographic competency. This “geographic perspective” is essential for understanding the ever-changing and interconnected nature of our human journey, our changing planet, and the Earth’s wildlife and wild places. The work of the National Geographic State Geography Steward is crucial to improving geography education and ensuring the next generation is armed with the geographic knowledge and global awareness necessary to find effective solutions to the challenges we face while helping create a healthier and more sustainable planet.  

A National Geographic State Geography Steward is a member of a select group of experts that will collectively help improve geography education in the United States and model the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of a National Geographic Explorer.

The Geography Steward acts on behalf of National Geographic as an advocate for geography education, helping educators and students alike become geographically competent.

Eligibility: Professional geographer working at an institution with no intent to retire between January 2018 and May 2019

  1. Alliance Coordinator currently working will not need to submit vitae

  2. New applicants will need to submit vitae, a cover letter, and two references

Deadline:  October 18, 2017

Compensation: $2,500

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 9/20/17

ESRI

 We offer a 12-week program with competitive pay and many opportunities to get technical training and grow with Esri.

Internship opportunities are available at our headquarters in Redlands, California, as well as a number of other Esri offices. The program is open to both undergrad and grad students who are graduating in the current semester or will be returning to school in the fall. 

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9/12/2017

Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) is looking for an experienced individual to fill the GIS Coordinator Position.  

Position Summary

Designs, operates, oversees and maintains VECC’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Coordinates GIS activities for VECC and between VECC agencies, Salt Lake County and other jurisdictions as needed. Coordinates, manages, and directs GIS database/applications development, definitions, maintenance and implementation. Manages and prepares general planning for the GIS system. Aids and coordinates, mapping, graphic illustrations, and related report preparation for VECC. Provides assistance regarding GIS information to VECC’s employees. 

Qualifications must include:

Bachelors degree in Geography with emphasis in GIS, urban planning, civil engineering, cartography, plus four (4) years progressively responsible GIS stystems experience.  To see full job description and qualifications click here.  
Salary Range:  $29.58 to $44.37 an hour
Closing Date:  Sept. 26, 2017

If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to www.vecc9-1-1.com and under the employment section, please submit the application and attach a resume. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Monson at 801-840-4033.


9/1/2017

The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) is seeking a Planning Intern for the Fall of 2017

Position Summary

Work internally with staff and management to provide assistance with regional planning activities in support of the Wasatch Choice 2050 Vision and Regional Transportation Plan. Potential to work with local agencies, jurisdictions, and partners. Provide assistance with land use, roadway, transit, and active transportation planning, including data analysis and evaluation, performance measures, financial planning, and other tasks as needed.
Timing: September - December 2017, with potential to extend through May 2018
Hours/week: 20
Wages/Salary: Yes
Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student in the field of urban planning, civil engineering, and/or geography. Proficiency with Excel and ArcGIS is preferred.
 

To Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Ned Hacker, Director of Operations, Wasatch Front Regional Council by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by regular mail at 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 not later than Thursday September 21, 2017. If you have any questions, you may also call him at (801) 363-4230 x 1120.  To see full description click here:


8/29/2017

The Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) is seeking a GIS Intern for Fall 2017.

Position Summary

 The incumbent will assist in processing data updates, and performing quality control checks, on large scale GIS datasets. Work will primarily include work on data related to addressing, e911, utilities, the Public Lands Survey System, and more.
Work must be performed on site at AGRC in the State Office Building at the Capitol campus. Hours are flexible with an expectation of 15-20 hours per week. Start date is as soon as possible and the term of the internship is expected to be 15-20 weeks. Compensation will be $15/hr.

To apply:
Submit a resume and answers to the supplemental questions below to Phoebe McNeally at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.


Supplemental questions:

1.Describe the three most innovative or impactful GIS projects/solutions in which you played a role.

 2.What do you see as the three most important current GIS trends in the GIS field?

3.Briefly describe your experience and interest in GIS.

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8/29/2017

Dominion Energy Utah -GIS Tech 3

Application deadline: September 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Requirements

  • Regular attendance
  • Two-year associate degree or certificate in geographic information systems (GIS) from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and/or experience or certificate of proficiency
  • Additional education or experience in basic survey and engineering principles is preferred
  • Proficient in the field of GIS and be able to meet reasonable work completion deadlines
  • A valid driver’s license
  • An acceptable driving record
  • Adherence to all company policies, including the Dominion Resources’ Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, and to all applicable industry rules and regulations such as FERC compliance. 

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8/29/2017

Utah Division of Emergency Management

The Utah Division of Emergency Management is looking for an intern to support the Division’s GIS staff. This position involves using GIS and problem-solving techniques to provide maps and data analyses related to incident response and scenario response for planning and mitigation.

Check out the description here.


8/22/2017

GIS and Data Analysis Internship Fall 2017

Check out this internship with Wasatch Front Regional Council!  The closing date is September 5th.  


8/11/2017

GIS Technician at St. George City
Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Parks Manager and Park Planning Manager, performs a variety of technical duties related to the development or creation of digital maps for the City of St. George and departments through a GIS using ARC/INFO, AutoCAD, ArcView, Access, and other related computer applications.

Qualifications

Education: Two (2) years of college coursework in AutoCAD, ARC/INFO, or GIS systems. Experience: Two (2) years of responsible experience performing similar duties listed for this position or related duties. Related post-high school training in computer science, GIS applications, etc. or an equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis. Experience regarding City Works computer databases and Crystal Reports spreadsheet applications preferred. Licenses and/or Certifications: A valid Utah Driver License is preferred.

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8/1/2017

Community Development - GIS Intern
City of Cottonwood Heights, UT - Midvale, UT

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8/1/2017

Part-time teacher
J.E.Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, 2335 Redondo Ave, SLC, UT

7th grade geography and 8th grade history, a two hours per day position. Monday thru Friday

The following is a requirement for the job: A college degree at least and working toward a degree in secondary social studies.

Interested persons should contact Betsy Hunt, Principal. Send a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
For further information or questions about the position, call 801-486-6933.


7/26/2017

GIS Analyst
Byers Engineering Company, SLC, UT

Looking to hire an organized and self-motivated individual to be part of a GIS organization for the Western region in Byers. The position will support work for 7 states in the western US, but will work from the Salt Lake City office. This individual will work closely with staff from other departments and organizations. The position requires a person who is flexible and adaptable to different project requirements. The GIS Analyst will work directly under the Salt Lake City manager.
Required Skills include: Degree in GIS or 2-3 years’ work experience; Experience with ESRI Software (especially ArcGIS Online and ArcServer); Working knowledge of Javascript, Python, and HTML5; Experience working with and maintaining large data sets; Strong computer skills.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


7/26/2017

GIS Technician
Byers Engineering Company, SLC, UT

Looking to hire an organized and self-motivated individual to be part of a GIS organization for the Western region in Byers. The position will support work for 7 states in the western US, but will work from the Salt Lake City office. This individual will work closely with staff from other departments and organizations. The position requires a person who is flexible and adaptable to different project requirements. The GIS technician will work directly under the Salt Lake City manager.
Required Skills include: GIS Certification/CV demonstrating experience with a GIS OR equivalent work experience; Experience running ESRI Software; Experience working with and maintaining large data sets; Strong computer skills.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


7/5/2017

Facilities Management Project Manager (GIS/CAD)
Dixie State University, UT

Under the direction of the Director of Facilities Planning and Construction, performs specialized technical work in the operation and maintenance of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), CAD drafting, GIS data entry, graphic editing, geographic data analysis, space inventory and document management and production of a wide variety of maps an schematic reports and other GIS related responsibilities as assigned. Provides assistance in project planning and management.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field, with emphasis in GIS and/or CAD, required; three years related experience required, experience working in or with higher education preferred; working knowledge of ERSI GIS products with proficiency in AutoCAD and the ability to commingle and transfer compatible data in ARCGIS, GPS, and CAD; ability to use survey grade GPS units, must be able to operate and maintain all types of job-related equipment; good computer and general office skills relating to Microsoft Office Suite, Google Platform, etc.; spatial aptitude is required with the ability to easily visualize and sketch a floor plan during a walk-through of a building; must have the ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal; ability to work with Facilities Management staff regarding critical information, safety issues, work requests, problems, upcoming needs, and tasks within one's job scope that impact other personnel within the unit; knowledge of state and federal regulations; basic understanding of building construction and architecture is preferred.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


6/30/2017

Mapping, Graphics, and Media (GIS) Associate, Part-Time
PENTAD Retail/Hospitality, UT

Pentad is seeking a part-time GIS associate to prepare clear, professional materials. This position works with every agent and employee in Pentad to prepare the following: GIS-based maps of current and proposed locations for clients that include demographic information and competitor locations; GIS-based void analyses to identify “holes” in a market; demographic reports; detailed aerial maps with retailer identification, landmarks, traffic information, etc.; property listing flyers; tenant representation packages and tour books; agent marketing materials and biographies, as needed; additional mapping and software capabilities as identified in concert with Pentad’s agents and supervisors.  This position may also work with Pentad’s supervisors to maintain web content, LoopNet listings, email marketing lists, and other duties as defined.
Requirements: expertise in ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


6/23/2017

GIS Specialist
Cushman & Wakefield Commerce, Salt Lake City, UT

GIS specialists support commercial real estate transactions with GIS products including maps, aerials and demographic reports in a customer service environment. This position works with commercial real estate agents and assistants in multiple markets within a centralized group. GIS Specialists will research and collect data in a time managed process to meet deadlines in a high volume fast paced environment. This is an entry level position, willing to train enthusiastic candidate.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Geography with an emphasis in GIS Preferred.  Experience with fundamental GIS concepts including Geodatabases, georeferencing, projections, geocoding, editing, data management, feature queries and map creation.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to prioritize and work under pressure.  Proactive problem solving skills.  Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.  Ability to switch between multiple projects on a regular basis.  ESRI ArcGIS 10.x (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox).  Microsoft Office Applications: Excel, Access.  Adobe Photoshop and AutoCAD knowledge is helpful but not required.  Basic programming knowledge a plus.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


6/19/2017

Conservation Science Manager
Pepperwood Preserve, CA

The Conservation Science Manager will be responsible for managing Pepperwood’s team-based conservation science and planning projects. The manager will co-lead the Research and Preserve Management team with Pepperwood’s Preserve Manager. The manager will design and oversee grant-funded and fee-for-service projects including long-term environmental monitoring on-site, regional collaborations with science partners, data management and analysis, and development of applied conservation science tools co-created with managers. These projects will focus within Pepperwood’s key areas of applied science expertise, including watershed protection, vegetation and wildlife monitoring, biodiversity conservation, and climate change adaptation for natural resources.
Qualifications: Minimum MS Degree in Conservation Science field.  Minimum 5 years experience in a related position.  Expertise in some aspect of Californian ecosystems.  Excellent analytical and written and verbal communications skills.  Highly proficient with MS Office, database management software, and the internet.  CA Driver’s license and good driving record.  Field-based research experience.  Experience in data management planning and implementation including data organization, data wrangling and documentation.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


5/16/2017

GIS Technician II
Percheron LLC, Katy, TX

The GIS Technician II will use a variety of technical skills and communication skills to identify and solve client and corporate data questions.  As a GIS Technician II, you will create and maintain maps, GIS layers, electronic data, and geographic computer files by interpreting geographic or legal source data using automated GIS tools and perform related work as required.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent.  4-year degree in a GIS related field preferred.  GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) preferred.  Minimum of 3-years GIS experience required, preferably in an oil or gas related company.  Excellent computer skills, technology focused.  Attention to detail.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


5/16/2017

GIS Intern
UDOT Planning, Salt Lake City, UT

This position will focus on active transportation data visualization (specifically Utah's STRAVA data) and assisting with the launch of a statewide bike schema as well as mapping UDOT's active transportation planning efforts across the state.
Interested students may send Heidi Goedhart, Active Transportation Manager, a cover letter expressing their interest and expertise in GIS and transportation planning as well as a current resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


4/27/2017

Crew Member (Summer and/or Fall)
Utah Conservation Corps, various locations across UT

Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) positions offer great summer job or post-graduation options for students who want to continue exploring their outdoor passions and what they learned in the classroom.  Crew leaders and members get paid to complete conservation service projects on public lands across Utah.  This can provide excellent experience and a foot-in-the-door for positions with land management agencies.  UCC field crews work hard in the iconic landscapes of Utah.  They play hard as they travel and recreate during their off-time and around the season.  UCC crews work to contribute to the integrity, access, and protection of some of America's most treasured public lands.  Our corps members receive a living allowance as they work, as well as an AmeriCorps education award at the end of their term!
For more information and how to apply, click here and visit usu.edu/ucc.


4/24/2017

Mapping, Graphics, and Media (GIS) Associate, Part-Time
PENTAD Retail/Hospitality, UT

Pentad Retail/Hospitality is a boutique commercial real estate and hospitality brokerage in downtown Salt Lake City, with reach across the intermountain west. Our agents and brokers represent the most prominent tenants and landlords in the region with unmatched market knowledge and relationships. We use maps and graphic materials to communicate with our clients the best possible placement for their business.
Requirements: expertise in ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


4/18/2017

GIS Intern, 2 openings (Part-Time), $10.50 P/Hr
City of West Jordan, UT

Under general supervision, work with and assist City GIS staff to develop, maintain, and update various coverages and database layers of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) as directed by the GIS Administrator.
Enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s program in engineering or geography or related technical field. Experience in survey services, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), drafting desired. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid Utah driver’s license.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


4/17/2017

GIS Intern (Summer)
Environmental Resources Management (ERM), UT

The Utah National Guard’s Environmental Resources Management (ERM) division is seeking a GIS Intern to provide assistance with GIS and other related functions. The successful applicant will work with the division’s GIS Manager on a variety of tasks that include GPS surveying and mapping, data input and preparation, analysis of GIS data, and assistance with the preparation of maps and graphics for reports and other documents. This position provides a great opportunity for hands on experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS and conducting fieldwork for the collection of geospatial data. Working hours are flexible and will range between 20‐40 hours/week. Intermediate familiarity with ArcGIS and knowledge of geospatial systems is required for this position.  Under the direction of the division’s GIS Manager and in collaboration with ERM program managers and staff, perform GIS and other associated functions.
Applicants must be a student or recent graduate seeking/with a degree in geography, GIS, environmental sciences, natural resources, engineering, land use planning or other related field at an accredited college or university.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


4/13/2017

Planning Intern (Summer)
WFRC, UT

Work internally with staff and management to provide assistance with regional planning activities in support of the Wasatch Choice 2050 Vision and Regional Transportation Plan. Potential to work with local agencies, jurisdictions, and partners. Provide assistance with land use, roadway, transit, and active transportation planning, including data analysis and evaluation, performance measures, financial planning, and other tasks as needed.
Undergraduate or graduate student in the field of urban planning, civil engineering, and/or geography. Proficiency with Excel and ArcGIS is preferred.
For more information and how to apply, click here.


4/10/2017

GIS Intern (Summer)
UTOPIA Fiber, UT

Responsible for conducting field verifications of telecommunication conduits, fiber cables, and handholds against GIS records. Responsible to affixing missing or unreadable cable identification tags in handholds and documenting finding in the ESRI GIS Database. Intern shall be classified as a “seasonal, part-time” employee.
UTOPIA shall provide a performance review at the end of the internship if required by the academic department.
Enrolled in an undergraduate GIS program in at least second year of study.  Knowledge of geospatial systems.  Grade point of 2.5 or better on a scale of 4.0.  Must have 20/20 or correctable vision. Must be able to see colors as defined in an Ishihara color test.
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The potential applications of geographic information software (GIS) and related technologies are almost endless. GIS is being used in applications ranging from transportation planning, urban growth management, market analysis, retail site selection, business logistics, health care planning, epidemeology, facilities management, archaeology, landscape architecture, environmental analysis, natural resource management, hazards mitigation, hazards response and even oceanography! Plus, GIS is a growth industry and software firms are always looking for people with the right background.

Because of the many applications of GIS, individuals with a solid education in geographic information science (GISci) are in great demand at all levels of industry, government and the private sector. A "solid education" in GISci requires both a foundation in geographic theory and problems as well as computer science skills. The University of Utah Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science offers the education and skills necessary for a first-rate career in GIS!

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