Bioinformatics and GIS/GPS Internship
The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now taking applications for a GIS/GPS and Bioinformatics Intern for Summer 2010. We are looking for a student who has solid experience with GIS and/or GPS as well as an interest in managing biological datasets. Experience with IT would be a plus. Seventy-five percent of the intern’s time will be spent on several projects: 1) assisting the GIS/GPS technician with training users to use handheld GEOXT GPS units, entering and reviewing metadata, downloading files from GPS units, mapping sites, creating maps, and helping with other mapping related projects; 2) overseeing upkeep and troubleshooting of the Barclay computer lab; and 3) occasionally assisting with the installation of sensors at permanent weather stations at remote sites. The remaining twenty-five percent of the intern's time will be spent on an Independent Research Project archiving at least one valuable scientific dataset in the RMBL's database.
We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a sincere interest in active management of data. The intern must be detail-oriented, skilled with computers, and be familiar with GIS software. The chosen student will work an average of 30 hours/week on GIS and GPS projects, Computer lab upkeep, and weather station assistance, and an average of 10 hours/week on their project archiving data.
This program runs from approximately June 7 to August 15, 2010 (10 weeks); start and end dates are flexible. (Two additional days may be added on to both the beginning and/or end of the 10-week internship with no additional costs.)
Benefits and Cost:
Free Housing, Meals, Station Fees, and Parking in Gothic are provided, for a total of 10 weeks (maximum) plus tuition for 2 credits of Independent Research. In addition, $200 is available for travel reimbursement.
To apply for this internship, complete the online application to our educational program. The link to the application is available at the bottom of this webpage: www.rmbl.org/Courses. When choosing your ‘Courses’, please explain that you’re applying for the GIS/GPS and Bioinformatics Internship. For the essay portion of the application, please include a description of your experience and interests and how that relates to the described position.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will choose an intern in mid-to-late April, 2010.
Please contact Dr. Jennifer Reithel (jreithel at gmail.com)