Summer is a great time for students to focus their efforts on learning more about GIS and developing hands on experience. Start lining up your GIS summer experience. Listed here are summer GIS opportunities.
Esri User Conference Student Assistants
Each year, Esri offers students the opportunity to work at the annual Esri User Conference hosted in San Diego each summer as a student assistant. Fourth-year and graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited institution and experienced with GIS are eligible to apply. Hotel, a meal per diem, and registration to the conference are offered. Applications are due in early April of each year and successful applicants are notified in early May.
Summer of Maps
Modelled after Google’s Summer of Code, the Summer of Maps is a fellowship program offered by Azavea: $5,000 stipends to student GIS analysts to perform pro bono geospatial data analysis projects for non-profit organizations over a three-month period in the summer of 2012. Students enrolled in a higher education institute with experience in GIS (particularly ArcGIS) are eligible to apply. Applications for the Summer of Maps will be accepted in mid-March each year, with the selections of two students announced in early May.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Funded by NSF, the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) offers varying opportunities for students to do on site research. Check NSF’s grant page for application deadlines and research opportunities.
Do you have a summer GIS opportunity? Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org to have the opportunity posted here.