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GIS Student Internship

American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Location: Milwaukee, WI
Type: Internship
Posted: 11/01/2019
Deadline to Apply: 11/15/2019

The American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Libraries seeks a student intern to assist with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and
spatial data services. The incumbent will join a collaborative team of student interns and will
report to the Geospatial Information Specialist.

Duties include:
• Fulfilling digital data, image, and printing requests and performing reference
interviews with students, researchers, and public patrons
• Projects assigned by the Geospatial Information Specialist
o Projects may include digitizing information from historical maps and
documents, data entry, assisting with data curation, creating discovery
applications, working with and creating metadata, and working with campus
and community partners.
• Professional development and training under the supervision of the Geospatial
Information Specialist
• Performing general library tasks

Required Qualifications:
• Enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education
• An interest in Geography and geospatial technology
• Ability to perform routine desktop GIS tasks (add, display, manage, and geoprocess
data; troubleshoot common problems; etc.)
• Ability to perform routine office tasks on a Windows PC, Microsoft Office, Office365
• Ability to complete consistent, high-quality work with attention to detail, effective
troubleshooting, and demonstrated time-management skills.
• Ability to solve problems and manage projects independently and collaboratively
• Ability to respectfully and effectively communicate with our diverse community of
patrons and staff
• Position subject to UWM Libraries criminal background check

Desired Qualifications:
• Graduate student or advanced undergraduate studying/using GIS (in any discipline)
• Advanced knowledge of GIS software including geodatabase topology rules, feature
creation, georeferencing, geocoding, and working knowledge of spatial reference
systems, projection, and transformation
• Experience searching for geospatial data
• Experience with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and/or open source equivalents
• Experience with archival research including use of finding aids and working
knowledge of primary source research
• Experience developing interactive web-based mapping applications
• Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Access, and/or WordPress
• Experience with programming/development; knowledge of programing/scripting
languages/frameworks, especially Python, Ruby (Ruby on Rails), JavaScript, Visual
Basic/C# .NET, SQL, HTML/CSS, and/or XML/XSLT
• Proficiency in language(s) other than English

Time and Schedule Requirements:
15-25 hours per week during the Spring and Fall semesters; 20-40 hours per week during
the summer of 2020. Student assistants work a fixed schedule each week. That schedule is
flexible, but must be contained within the AGSL’s open hours: Monday through Friday,
8:00am to 4:30pm.
The ideal candidate will be available for the summer of 2020 and beyond and would be able
to start no later than the beginning of the spring 2020 semester.

To apply:
Please send, via e-mail, a resume/CV and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to: Stephen
Appel, Geospatial Information Specialist, American Geographical Society Library
( before the application deadline.
Application Deadline: 11:59PM on Friday November 15th, 2019

The desired qualifications are ambitious and broad; top candidates may not meet all of the
desired qualifications. Candidates must meet all required qualifications to be considered.
Your cover letter should not simply repeat facts from your resume. Rather, it should go into
detail about some particular items mentioned on the resume and/or introduce new
information that doesn’t have a natural place in the resume. Choose two or three examples
from your background that particularly illustrate your qualification for and interest in the job.
Qualifications not in your resume or cover letter will not be assumed. Use the resources
available to you from the UWM Career Planning and Resource Center for writing resumes
and cover letters.

For information about the American Geographical Society Library visit

For information about the UWM Libraries visit

Position Information Contact:
Stephen Appel
Geospatial Information Specialist
UWM Libraries AGSL

Personnel Contact:
Kim Wesley
Head of Personnel
UWM Libraries