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GIS Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

  • 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;
  • Internship credit is available;
  • Although volunteers and interns are unpaid, letters of recommendation will be offered upon successful completion of a GIS assignment.


  • 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 the city's infrastructure;
  • Gather data using ESRI Collector for ArcGIS;
  • 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 the infrastructure in Greenbelt;
  • Can take initiative, problem solve, and work independently;
  • Can build positive interpersonal relationships, work effectively as part of a team;
  • Has strong verbal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with staff;
  • Has strong written communication skills, especially with developing reports;
  • Has own, or has access to, transportation to and from the City of Greenbelt Public Works.

Contact Jason Martin, Environmental Coordinator, at
or (240) 542-2168