The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 |
Geographic Information System (GIS) Intern
Philadelphia, PA

Position Description:

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking academic interns to perform GIS work on several ongoing projects. Interns would work closely with staff from Parks and Recreation to assist with a variety of duties including data creation and management, cartographic design, and geographic analysis. The position is office based but may also include some field work in the park system. These opportunities are non-paying, academic internships that require a minimum of 20 hours per week service. Applicants must be available for an internship with a minimum of 12 weeks.

Applicant must be experienced in the use and operation of ESRI ArcGIS 10 and Microsoft Office; the methods, techniques and procedures used in the planning, design, maintenance, and production of geographic data and graphics; the principles, practices, and methods used in geographic data analysis. Interns must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and apply geographic principles and practices to the maintenance of a geodatabase. Applicant must be willing to work outside occasionally.

About the Department of Parks & Recreation:

The Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation promotes the wellbeing of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is comprised of the former Department of Recreation and Fairmount Park. Our newly merged organization includes:
- more than 11,000 acres of land throughout Philadelphia
- over 150 recreation centers and playgrounds
- hundreds of miles of trails
- over 150 neighborhood and regional parks
- hundreds of outdoor sports fields, courts, and rinks
- six golf courses and one disc golf course
- 70 outdoor pools, four indoor pools and six spraygrounds
- 5 Ice Rinks
- historic houses and structures
- picnic sites and sculptures

One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
This is a part time position, 20 per week.

Interested individuals should email a resume, academic references, and map samples to: 
Nora Dougherty
Spatial Analysis Specialist
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
1 Parkway, 10th Floor
1515 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Nora Dougherty | 215.683.0235