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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Students Interns - GIS Mapping and GPS - City and Borough of Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) is looking for university students interested in applying for a summer intern position. The position will be administered through the Public Works, Streets & Fleet Maintenance Division and will involve the GNSS measurement of various CBJ assets such as streets signs, curb drains, drainage culverts, light poles, etc. These GNSS data will be incorporated into the CBJ’s GIS. Supervision of field work and technical assistance will be provided by the CBJ’s GIS Department.



  • Applicants must be actively enrolled as full-time students in a degree program.

  • Students must be familiar with and have experience using GNSS mapping grade equipment.

  • Must have a current Alaska State driver’s license and a safe driving


Specific Job Description

Various CBJ owned assets will be measured utilizing a Trimble GeoXT 6000 GNSS collection unit. The desired precisions for this project are sub-meter. Data collect will provide  X,Y, and Z coordinates that will be post-processed utilizing Trimble Pathfinder software, and then exported to shapefile format suitable for integration to ESRI ArcMap 10.1 and, ultimately, to the CBJ’s GIS.

Driving, frequently getting in and out of a vehicle, and reporting weekly to the MIS Department for data delivery are required.  Work will be outdoors and students must be prepared for inclement weather conditions including but not limited to wind, rain, and sleet.  Many locations will involve working in a high vehicular traffic environment. Use of high visibility safety vests is compulsory. It is preferred/required students work in teams of two for safety reasons.

It is expected that two full-time 37.5 hour positions will be available for the 2017 summer.  Pay rate is $16.64 per hour. Intern positions are expected to terminate in late August or early September, but hours still may be available after the 2017 fall semester begins.

Interested students should contact Gary Vetesy for more information.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Summer Internship - DEC/EPA

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Environmental Protection Agency

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increasingly use mapping to monitor progress and manage watersheds. ADEC identifies Alaska Clean Water Action priority waters and impaired waters to protect water quality and restore polluted waters to healthier conditions, but GIS data is limited on these waters. In addition, some of the mapping tools available elsewhere in the United States, such as National Hydrography Dataset+ (NHD+), is just being deployed on a larger scale in Alaska. The intern will receive training on how to update and modernize GIS data for impaired and priority waters in preparation for catchment analysis. The intern will refine GIS data on impaired and priority waters using the NHD and the United States Geological Service (USGS) Hydrography Event Management tool. The intern will also become part of the inter-agency team working to bring NHD+ to Alaska.

Send a letter of interest and resume to with “ADEC Internship Application” in the subject line. Students must be enrolled in an Alaskan institute of higher education to qualify. Stipend is $5000. The internship is to take place in Juneau, but may possibly be moved to Anchorage if necessary. Open until filled, but applications received by April 15 will receive first consideration. Any questions about the position please direct to Drew Grant at (907) 465-5304

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

scholarship for Juneau Icefield Research Program

We have just learned that, thanks to the Juneau Community Foundation, the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) will be able to offer a full scholarship to a UAS student this summer.

JIRP is an expeditionary learning experience for upper level high school and undergraduate students. During the 8-week expedition, students traverse the 75-mile distance across the Juneau Icefield participating in the long-running surveys of glacier dynamics and mass balance, state-of-the-art scientific research, academic lectures, and independent research projects. For more information you can visit our website

Students receive 6 upper division credits for the program (ENVS S496).

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Summer job in Denali

Employment Opportunity


Camp Denali and North Face Lodge in Denali National Park, Alaska are looking for skilled and experienced Naturalist Guides for the summer of 2017. 

Our naturalist guides are teachers of experiential learning, backcountry hiking guides, and competent drivers.  Guides are responsible for: leading lodge guests into the trail-less backcountry of Denali National Park; using creative teaching techniques to expand the guests’ knowledge of Alaskan ecosystems and to encourage land stewardship; and safely transporting people over the unpaved, mountainous park road.  The position is usually combined with positions in other departments depending on company needs.

Current WFR and CPR certifications and a solid academic background in the natural sciences are required (MS preferred).   Experience in arctic/sub-arctic or alpine regions is desired.  This is a rewarding and challenging position, set in an unparalleled location, among an interesting, committed, and conservation-minded community of staff.  For over 60 years, Camp Denali and North Face Lodge have been family-owned and -operated lodges with a reputation for excellence. We seek to offer the highest quality experience for visitors who venture out with our diverse and qualified staff of naturalists.  This is not your average job in Denali.

A three-season commitment is required.  Applications are due January 6, 2017.  For more information or to apply, please see the employment page at or contact  

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