GIS Intern


The HSAC GIS Internship is open to graduate students pursing a graduate degree in GIS, Geography, or a closely related field and has an interest in emergency management, public safety, and/or homeland security.

Interns will support HSAC’s situational awareness platform, SALUS, and provide data procurement and management, quality control, implement new configurations and updates, and other GIS-related tasks as needed. Interns may also prepare reports, conduct research, write correspondence, and participate in meetings on behalf of HSAC.


  • All applicants must meet the following, minimum requirements:
  • Enrolled in or completed a graduate degree program at an accredited university in GIS, Geography, or a closely related field with a minimum of 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • 1+ years of hands-on professional experience with ArcGIS
  • Experience with QA/QC GIS tasks
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to learn unfamiliar technical systems
  • Detail-oriented; Creative thinker; Strong time management and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure during an emergency

In addition to the above requirements, the following qualifications are also desired:

  • Professional experience with ArcGIS Online
  • Familiarity with geodatabase management and design
  • Knowledge of data standards, data management, data quality


Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to:

  • Hector Corral, Project Manager,
  • Include “GIS Internship Application” in the subject of your email and note your availability (start date & hours/week).