Summer GIS Opportunities

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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.

GIS Data Collection Volunteers | Cusco, Peru
A small NGO located in Calca, Peru called the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development has volunteer summer positions for a GIS project that they are currently working on. Calca is about a 30-45 minute drive from Cusco. For more information visit the job listing. 

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 2014. Full and part-time 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 until March 16, 11pm EST, with the selections of students announced in early May.

From June to August 2014, the winning fellows will:

  • Work on a spatial analysis project that supports the social mission of two non-profit organizations
  • Work with Azavea mentors to improve their GIS and project management skills
  • Gain work experience implementing real-world GIS projects, including writing scopes of services, participating in client meetings, working directly with clients, presenting final analyses
  • Receive a monthly stipend

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.

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 to have the opportunity posted here.  


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