GIS INTERNSHIP—Map Development and Summer Data Collection- Dixie National Forest

Position Type: Internship

Open until: November 30th, 2017

Wage: $ 10.00- 14.07 Depending on how qualified

Location: Cedar City Utah

Description: The Dixie National Forest is hiring one Geographic Information System (GIS) Intern for map development associated with road condition surveys and to assist in field data collection with Engineering Technician Interns; the office location is at 1789 North Wedgewood Lane in Cedar City and the starting hourly rate will be as qualified from the range of ($10.00- 14.07). The GIS work will be for making maps for our summer field data collection cycle. This internship will start in December with making maps for 15 different forest in the western US. Each week you will be required to work 5 to 20 hours. The program that will be used is ARC Map. This must be a skill of yours to be able to develop maps and data summaries with this program. The summer work will require travel in the summer at ALL times to multiple western states. The position being offered must be willing to travel across Intermountain region (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado) surveying roads. During the summer the Intern will have a work cycle that will spend Monday through Saturday traveling and completing field work (72 hours), and then one day the next week (8 hours) completing office work and rest of the week off.  This position has both field and office elements which are listed below. A thorough understanding or capability of each of these tasks is not required; but a positive attitude to an aptitude to learn and apply new skills is essential.



Office Skills Desired

  • GIS Skills/Map Development/ARC Map Program
  • Photo Management/Organization
  • Microsoft Word/Excel
  • File Management
  • Topographical Map Interpretation

Field Skills Desired

  • Safe Driving Attitude (4×4 Operations)
  • Field Navigation Skills
  • Able to Multi-Task
  • GPS Data Collection

Weekly Work Schedule –School Year till approx. May 1st: 5-15 Hours per week. Summer: Full time employment 72 hour every other week Monday through Saturday, and then the next Monday for 8 Hours is expected in the summer (May to August).  We are expecting that this internship will be at least 2 years in duration.

Desired Qualifications – Students pursuing a degree related to Engineering or GIS, but not limited to these fields.

Application Procedure-Please provide a transcript and resume highlighting your academic goals pertaining to this position. Interviews may be conducted on top candidates before selection.

Contact Information –Tyler Jaros- Dixie National Forest – – (435) 590-5568.

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the IIC Application on the right hand side. This will download a word document of the IIC Internship Application.
  3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).
  4. Save application and email it to Tyler Jaros a in the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION You can also print your application and bring it to Miranda Gubler at the IIC offices.

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest. Applications must be received by November 30th, 2017

Contact Information:



PHONE NUMBER: 435-590-5568


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