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GIS Volunteer Opportunities
Recruiting GIS Volunteers and Interns Now!

Give back to the City of Greenbelt by serving as a GIS Volunteer or Intern! 

Benefits:
  • Gain real-world professional work experience in the field of GIS while giving back to a community in need of your expertise;
  • Valuable networking opportunities working with a dedicated team of Public Works staff;
  • Internship credit is available for any GIS volunteer who satisfies the program’s hourly requirements;
  • Although volunteers and interns are unpaid, letters of recommendation will be offered upon successful completion of a GIS assignment.

Duties:

  • Download, convert and upload GIS data available from internal and external sources to make them usable;
  • Perform GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy; identifying and correcting errors or omissions in the data;
  • Catalog and inventory GIS data, including metadata creation;
  • Work independently as well as in a team environment with other Public Works staff on inventory gathering, maintaining spatial data, and map creation of watershed best management practices (BMPs) , urban tree canopy, zero waste and other sustainability measures in Greenbelt;
  • Take pictures using ESRI Collector for ArcGIS of watershed BMPs (rain gardens, rain barrels, rain cisterns, permeable pavement), urban tree canopy, zero waste, etc.;
  • Create Story Maps that tour through the City of Greenbelt’s watershed best management practices, urban tree canopy, zero waste, etc.;
  • Train other Public Works Department staff in the use of these applications.

Ideal qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of geography as applied to concepts and principles of GIS, map projections, coordinate systems and cartographic designs;
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS, with the ability to collect and organize baseline data about various sustainability measures being taken in Greenbelt;
  • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving, and working independently;
  • Skilled at building positive interpersonal relationships, working effectively as part of a team;
  • Strong verbal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with staff;
  • Skilled at written communication, especially in developing reports;
  • Have own, or have access to, transportation to and from the City of Greenbelt Public Works;
  • Has a real passion for GIS, the environment, environmental science, and /or natural resources.

Interested?
Send your availability to Erin Josephitis, Volunteer Environmental Coordinator, at or (240) 542-2168
.