Thursday, 3 April 2008

Student Summer Internship Opportunity

MAPPS (, a national association of private firms engaged in mapping, photogrammetry, GIS and other geospatial activities, headquartered in Reston, VA, is seeking a student for an internship for Summer 2008. The MAPPS internship program is designed to provide a student with substantive experience in the geospatial field, particularly with regard to the private sector, association management, and public policy.

The intern will primarily research and write articles for MAPPS, its publications and its website, and participate in other projects as assigned. Responsibilities will include developing textual, graphical and image content for the MAPPS web site.

Because the intern will spend much of his/her time writing, MAPPS is looking for a prospective intern who has excellent writing skills. While a prospective intern is not required to have a specific academic major, coursework in GIS-related topics is desirable. We are looking for an independent, self-starting, hard-working student who has a genuine interest in the geospatial field. Knowledge of web design and HTML development is requested.

The internship position is available on a full-time or part-time basis during the summer of 2008. The internship duration and work schedule is flexible and negotiable, and we are willing to accommodate a student’s academic schedules. A stipend is provided. The internship is located at the MAPPS office in Reston Town Center, Reston, VA.

Students who would like to be considered for an internship are asked to send a cover letter, resume, writing samples (no more than five pages) and a recommendation by a professor or academic advisor to:

Nick Palatiello
Marketing Communications Manager
1760 Reston Parkway, Suite 515
Reston, VA 20190
phone - (703) 787-6996
fax - (703) 787-7550