Internship Information
Organization:Marstel-Day, LLC
Internship Title:Fredericksburg GIS Intern/s Summer 2014
Brief Internship Description:
Marstel-Day, LLC, an Environmental Consulting and Planning firm, is seeking motivated GIS Interns with a commitment to a conservation ethic and a desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource conservation and community planning; and a commitment to use 'green' best management practices in the performance of their work on a variety of projects, primarily in support of the company's environmental and natural resource, community planning and sustainability efforts.
Full Internship Description:
The company intends to hire at least one GIS Intern, but may hire more depending on the overall qualifications of the submitting applicants and the on-going workload.

The selected intern(s) will work on one or more projects under the guidance of staff members and also independently, depending on the specific project(s). 

In addition to possessing a strong conservation ethic, a strong GIS candidate must have high confidence in his/her abilities to create and correct polygon topologies, attribute updates and custom maps. Ideal GIS candidates would also possess considerable knowledge of the following: Geo-database usage and creation; locating, classifying, organizing, and analyzing data; creation of spatial data and attributes; and satellite ortho-imagery and labeling techniques.

Education, experience, training:
To be strongly considered, the GIS candidate must:
•	Possess a strong commitment to a conservation ethic and a strong desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource conservation and community planning; and a commitment to use green best management practices in the performance of work;
•	Be pursuing, or have recently graduated with, a BS/BA in Computer Science, Geography, Planning, Environmental Science or other related disciplines.  Have a GPA of 3.4 or better.
•	Have a minimum of one year of applicable GIS training (i.e., completion of at least three semester-length GIS courses).  Possessing a GIS certificate is a plus.
•	Have worked with ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 or higher for a minimum of one year; 
•	Have strong oral and written communication skills;
•	Have the demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams;
•	Possess strong attention-to-detail, initiative, and self-motivation;
•	Have strong organizational skills; and,
•	Possess or be in the process of developing knowledge of Visual Basic, Python, or other GIS related scripting language. 
•	Be a eligible to work in the U.S. (DHS Form I-9 must be completed by the incumbent and submitted to DHS for verification of citizenship and eligibility through E-Verify)
•	Submit to a criminal background check and be cleared as a condition of any final offer of employment.

Compensation and Hours: 
The GIS Internships will be non-regular, full- or part-time positions for a fixed period. Compensation for a fulltime position (40 hours per week) will be a fixed stipend of $2,600 per month with the hourly rate equivalent being $15.00/hr. Performance of weekly hours will be flexible to accommodate class schedules. The company will consider internships of fewer than 40 hours per week depending on the selected candidate’s skills, availability and the available workload, for which the amount of the stipend would be adjusted proportionately. The position is considered a “non-exempt” position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and any overtime on a weekly (or daily where required) would be paid beyond the stipend.

Application Requirements
Go to the Company’s website at to apply. Attach a cover letter, your resume, your most current college transcripts, a minimum of 3 professional references (one of which is familiar with your GIS work), a brief writing sample (of 4-8 pages) and a minimum of 3 GIS samples (of 1-5 pages) with associated text. Submittals that do not include all of the requested items will not be considered complete.  Applications are accepted only through the company website.  If viewing this announcement on an employment web site managed and maintained by an entity other than Marstel-Day, there may be additional site requirements that are necessary for submittal of an application.  Please pay close attention to any additional instructions such a site may have.

Essential Functions Description:
The incumbent will normally work in an indoor, climate controlled work station or office, but be frequently required to travel to various other sites and/or offices which may not be climate controlled; to manage and coordinate work by scheduling and undertaking frequent airline, train or vehicle travel. Incumbent will be required to frequently organize and coordinate schedules, analyze and interpret data, and engage in fast-moving problem solving; communicate quickly and precisely with coworkers and clients, craft written communication including the use of e-mail and other electronic reproduction of words, graphs, and photos.  Incumbent will be required to make regular use of and be proficient with computers, telephones, mobile communication devices, copy machines and printers.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy: 
Marstel-Day is an equal opportunity employment committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and collaborative workplace. Marstel-Day provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. In addition, the Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities or places its employees for assignment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.
Internship Address: 513 Prince Edward Street
Suite 101
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 - 5742
Telecommute Option:No
Hours per week:40
Length (weeks):12
Internship ID:00300414