Cultural Geography and GIS Intern (DHA-RAI)

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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

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Dates: May 16, 2022 – August 4, 2022

Compensation: $640/week 

Application Due: February 6, 2022

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage young Latino/Latina professionals in natural and cultural resource research and management, interpretation, and public affairs.

*This position requires that the intern be enrolled in a 4-year institute of higher learning. 

JUBA’s four planning initiatives use ESRI technology to merge physical mapping with interpretive concepts (historical and present) and potential trail planning opportunities. The intern will be tasked with seeking out and synthesizing such information and then applying via the creation of various story-maps for use in promoting and/or planning said potential trail segments. These story-maps factor into the initiatives’ larger communications efforts and the intern will be involved with such new ventures that relate to the long-term process. The intern will also be tasked with various writing assignments to be added to the JUBA blog, detailing this work and their personal perspective and experience.

The hope is to connect with an intern who will be familiar and physically proximate to this area, i.e. Phoenix or Tuscon. We will consider candidates from the San Francisco Bay Area as well. The majority of work will be remote with technical support and training provided by Anza Trail/National Park Service staff in the Tucson area or the San Francisco Bay area, depending on duty station. One skillset we would prefer would be that of a landscape architect, familiarity with GIS and the process of creating and refining a design.  Concurrently, another skillset which would be equally valuable would be that of a geographer, familiarity with ESRI mapping projects, reading and interpreting the human landscape.  Additional familiarity with archaeology of the Southwest would be of benefit as well.

Work Environment: This position will be primarily virtual, working from home, with some fieldwork along sections of the Anza Trail and with partner organizations. We are especially seeking candidates from Tucson, Arizona, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Abilities and Skills

  • Strong and demonstrated written communication skills.
  • Comfortable speaking to people, cold calling partners and organizations.
  • Willingness to work across a variety of projects, and be flexible and engaged with the whole team.
  • Curiosity to dive deep and explore themes that incite a personal and team interest.
  • A desire and ability to work collaboratively in a virtual and remote work environment; demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Valid driver’s license. Due to the nature of the position, it is preferred that the successful candidate have a personal vehicle (or regular and reliable access to a vehicle)

Education and Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with GIS and/or ESRI mapping projects.
  • Experience reading and interpreting human landscapes, course work or degree emphasis in anthropology, geography, landscape architecture, or similar field.
  • Familiarity with creating and refining a map project, landscape architecture design plan, or similar project.
  • Experience and interest in research, with particular emphasis on geography, humanities, social science, and liberal arts research.

Vehicle and Driver License Requirements: Applicants should have personal transportation and must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.




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