Experience Required: Current Enrollment in Graduate Program
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire an intern in the Research & Analysis Division of the Planning Department. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region’s comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new long-range plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information. For more about the LTA program, visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/lta.
The intern will work with the Research and Analysis team in an ongoing project to scan and geo-reference historical aerial photographs of the Chicago region using ESRI’s ArcGIS software. This will be a 12-week internship at 37.5 hours/week, with approximately 50% of the time dedicated to the scanning project; concurrent with this task will be a variety of geographic information system (GIS)-based data development activities to support long-range forecasting work at CMAP.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of general GIS concepts and functions; familiarity with ArcMap interface is required, as are basic office computer skills (word processing, data entry). Prior experience with georeferencing raster imagery strongly desired, along with experience in digitizing/editing vector datasets; knowledge of Python scripting and automation techniques helpful.
Education and Experience
Applicants for the position should be enrolled in a graduate degree program in geography, urban planning, environmental studies, or a related field. Internship Timeframe Depending on the student’s availability, this is a full-time summer position beginning in May or June 2017. It could potentially continue into the 2017-18 school year, but that is not guaranteed. Minor start and end-date accommodations may be made upon request.
This posting will close on March 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CDT.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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