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GIS and App Development Intern (Philadelphia)

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & App Development Intern will work with Olmsted Center staff to build and beta-test a web-based mobile app for tree inventory and condition assessments as a tool to improve facilities management within the National Park Service. 
This is a great opportunity for those with an interest in resource management to further build their skills in GIS web app development. Duties will include updating the arboricultural field manual, developing GIS data structures to capture information through the ESRI Collector or Survey 123; and developing a single custom app that integrates data collection with the field manual. Site visits to a National Park/s will allow the intern to review and modify the GIS data.
Ideally, the candidate will have strong GIS skills and experience building custom apps, including knowledge of Python or another coding language, as well as an interest in history, facilities management, and/or cultural resource management.  An engaging program of educational opportunities and field trips are offered as part of this internship experience. This position is supported through a partnership with the National Council of Preservation Education.
For more information about the Olmsted Center’s internship program see the “Designing the Parks Internship Blog” at,
About the Olmsted Center:
The National Park Service’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, with offices in Boston, Philadelphia, and Richmond, Virginia works with national parks to manage cultural landscapes that reflect our national heritage. The Center provides research, planning, stewardship and education services to parks in the Northeast Region, from Maine to Virginia.
Olmsted Center office, Downtown Philadelphia
$15/hour + commuter stipend 
The successful applicant will be:
In good academic standing
A U.S. citizen
Able to pass a Federal background check
The successful candidate will also demonstrate:
Education and/or experience in GIS and app development. Interest/experience in American history, historic preservation, forestry, and or public land management is desirable.
Ability to work successfully independently and as part of a team