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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern (ID: 109872) for Summer 2024


Adirondack Park Agency

1133 State Route 86
Ray Brook , NY 12977
E-Mail: HumanResources@apa.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 891-4050

Division/Unit: Planning Division


Web Site: http://www.apa.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


As the Planning Division's GIS Intern, the candidate will assist with Agency business and projects, as part of the GIS team. This position will directly support GIS and technical efforts throughout all agency divisions with the goal of upholding our agency's mission within the Adirondack Park.

The intern's duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

* Support a variety of Agency projects with the goal to develop technical, social, and ethical skills.
* Use ESRI ArcGIS software to assist with a variety of GIS tasks including, project research, analysis and manage GIS data.
* Develop existing skills and learn new GIS skills.
* Support existing web mapping platform, including development of web applications and interactive dashboards.

* Current enrollment in or recent graduate from an accredited undergraduate or graduate program related to GIS, geography, computer science or equivalent is required.
* Interpersonal and communication skills
* Able to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.
* Experience with ESRI software products (ArcMap 10.X, ArcGIS Pro).

Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge of web application development (ArcGIS Online)
* Familiarity with programming languages (Python, JaveScript)

Internship Areas: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer science; data management; geography; Information technology

Paid Internship
Number of Hours: 30 to 37.5 hours/week
Expected Dates: June 3, 2023 - August 23, 2023 (flexible dates)
Location: Essex County - Ray Brook, NY - Working from the Agency's Ray Brook office is required. The position allows for minimal remote work opportunities.

Preferred Standing: Senior/Recent Graduate
Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: geographic information science (GIS); geography; cartography; information technology; computer science; geoscience; surveying; environmental science.

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA or Agency) was created in 1971 by the New York State Legislature to develop long-range land use plans for both public and private lands within the boundary of the Park. The APA is responsible for maintaining the protection of the Forest Preserve and overseeing development proposals of the privately owned lands. The Agency prepared the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, which was signed into law in 1972, followed by the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan in 1973. Both plans are periodically revised to reflect the changes and current trends and conditions of the Park. The mission of the APA is to protect the public and private resources of the Park through the exercise of the powers and duties provided by law. This mission is rooted in three statutes administered by the Agency in the Park, including: the Adirondack Park Agency Act; the New York State Freshwater Wetlands Act; and the New York State Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Rivers System Act.



GIS Experience

Computer Science

Data Management


Information Technology


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Information Technology, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Essex

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Natural Science