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Great Smoky Mountains National Park GIS Internship (Start Date June 2014)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2014 Internship


GIS Intern (4-7 Positions)


12 weeks STIPEND $125 per week + dorm housing included


GIS interns needed beginning June 2014 and lasting for 12 weeks for assistance with GIS data creation data management, and technology transfer.

Duties will include using ArcGIS Desktop software and Trimble GPS Equipment to create and manage new GIS data layers;

Coordinating with park staff to organize existing spatial data and create and document procedures for updating geo- spatial datasets;

Use of GIS to support GIS and database development in the following areas: Wildlife Management, Cultural Resources, Fisheries and Water Quality, Inventory and Monitoring, Climate, Remote Sensing;

Developing base-mapping programs for the continued collection and analysis of monitoring data. 

Must be able to hike in mountainous terrain in hot humid or inclement weather conditions carrying a daypack or backpack and other field equipment. Good fitting hiking boots and rainwear are important personal items to have prior to arrival. Stinging insects, poison ivy, slippery footing, and venomous snakes are known field hazards. Work schedule is 4/ten hour days 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, M-T


Some education or experience in geographic information systems (GIS), computer cartography a must, specifically experience using ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap/ArcCatalog). Experience with geodatabase formats is a plus, as is understanding of geodatabase tables. Applicant should have the ability to write and follow detailed technical information documents and be self-motivated and flexible. Valid state vehicle operator’s license desired. Documentation Required: Access to government computers requires the following: ability to pass Federal Computer Security Background Investigation; must be able and willing to complete background check application and return via registered mail; must provide own transportation and expense for purpose of obtaining a DOI Employee Identification Card.


Send resume, 3 references, and copy of transcripts to: Thomas Colson, GIS Program Manager Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1316 Cherokee Orchard Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 @ thomas_colson@nps.gov

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U of M Earth Week 2013 Events!!

Food Day on the Diag (with UMSFP) 
Monday April 1st
10 am to 3 pm
Drilling in the Diag 
Tuesday April 2nd
12 pm to 2 pm
A mock oil spill demonstration and speakers at 12:30, with Oceania and Beth Wallace
Divest on the Diag (with the Divest and Invest Campaign)
Wednesday April 3rd
10 am to 2 pm
Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change Panel 
Thursday April 4th
7 pm in 1040 Dana
Bike Repairs and Prizes! 
Friday April 5th
11 am to 2 pm
Come have your bike repaired by Bike Ambassadors at the Central Campus Transit Center
Sustainable Transportation Fair (with PitE)
Friday April 5th
2 pm to 4 pm in Dana Commons
Sign-up to work the PitE Club booth here!
Big Water Bike Presentation (with PitE)
Friday April 5th
5 pm in 1040 Dana
After their presentation PitE Club will be hosting a potluck with the Big Water Bike guys, feel free to bring a dish to pass. The sign-up is here
Skill Share Festival (with Planet Blue Student Leaders)
Friday April 5th
6 pm to 8 pm in Michigan Union Ponds Room
Big Water Bike Ride
Saturday April 6th
11 am on the Diag
Please RSVP here!
Dance Marathon Composting/Recycling Volunteers
Saturday April 6th – Sunday April 7th
Sign-up to help with recycling/composting at Dance Marathon at the Indoor Track and Field Building. Save some food waste, visit your dancer friends, and see what the marathon is all about!

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PitE Apparel and Stickers for Sale

PitE Apparel is now available online and in person until March 1st You can order online  through this link: https://ugpogo.undergroundshirts.com/groupIndex.php?cart_id=1926

Or in person at the PitE Office (1120 USB):
Friday: 11am-1pm, 2-4pm
Monday: 10am-12pm, 2-3:30pm

Stickers will be sold during PitE Peer Advising office hours, which can be found here.





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BEAR’s Grab-A-Grad February Coffee Hours!

Sign up for the first “Grab-a-Grad Coffee Hours” of the semester! Sponsored by PitE Club’s BEAR Mentorship Program, join a small group coffee hour with some of the finest environmental grad students around! This month, 3 graduate students in a variety of fields will hold coffee hours at your favorite campus spots.

  • Naim Edwards (Friday, February 15th, 1PM, location TBA)
  • Rob Pressly (Monday, February 18th, 2PM State Street Espresso Royale)
  • Parker Anderson (Wednesday, February 20th, 12PM, South U Espresso Royale)

Limited seats available, so sign up ASAP! If you can’t make times this month – don’t worry, there will be more later in the semester semester. If there is a particular field you are interested in learning more about or if you have any questions please email kaeff@umich.edu or rmguerr@umich.edu!

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New Year, New Semester, New Post

And we’re back at it and in the swing of things!

The Meeting Minutes from the first two meetings of the semester are now up. If you couldn’t make it to a meeting a quick look here will get you caught up.

PiTE Club will be hosting a Valentines Day Bake Sale in Dana Commons on Febuary 14th from 11-3pm.
If you would like to bake or work the event please sign-up here. If you are unable to do either please swing by and support this PiTE Club, as there is sure to be yummy treats for all.

Also, if you didn’t know PiTE Club is on Facebook, so go ahead and add us!


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