The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks a Regional Planning GIS Intern to support members of the Data Services Department on data analysis and mapping for local and regional planning projects. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Esri ArcMap user with a strong interest in planning, sustainability, and social equity. Our team works on projects stemming from departments across the agency, so candidates should also be excited to work on several projects at once in diverse topic areas.
This internship is a unique opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary team focused on using data and technology to support informed regional planning. The Data Services Department is recognized as a national leader in data dissemination, regional indicators, scenario modeling, spatial analysis, and open source interactive websites. This position is part of the department's Analytical Services team and will report to the manager of that group. To learn more about Data Services, visit www.mapc.org/our-work/expertise/data-services.
MAPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for a more sustainable and equitable future, which was adopted in 2008. We are currently working on a successor regional plan, MetroCommon2050: Shaping the Region Together, which we expect to complete by 2020. MAPC's staff includes approximately 100 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office.
MAPC encourages all of our staff to develop new ideas to make MAPC's planning and policy work more relevant and impactful, and to adapt to changing times. We strongly support the professional development of each and every staff person, believing their growth to be consistent with the best interests of MAPC and the region. For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and MetroCommon, please visit www.mapc.org.
Examples of Duties
Examples of projects past interns have worked on include:
The following are required qualifications for the position:
The following are preferred qualifications for the position:
Compensation will be $17 to $21 per hour, commensurate with experience. This is a paid, part-time (7.5 to 15 hours per week) internship with flexibility. The position is for the spring of 2020 and will last 20 weeks beginning in January and continuing through May. To qualify as an intern, individuals must be enrolled in an academic program, provide written verification of their status, and agree to a scheduled end date upon hire.
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