Geography & Environmental Studies

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1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Bandelier West & East

Phone: (505)277-5041
Fax: (505)277-3614

Job/Internship postings

Job and Internship Postings from the Geography Community


Bernalillo County has a great opportunity available in Planning and Development:


Earth Observation Specialist


Trent University Library is recruiting for two positions:

Data Visualization and Statistical Support Specialist

Applications Due:Friday, September 15, 2017at 4:00 p.m.

More information:


GIS Programmer and Developer

Applications Due:Monday, September 25, 2017at 4:00 p.m.>


Hello NMGIC Members,

Yet another opportunity for GIS employment from one of our members:

Fall Fire Apprentice Hiring Event

What You Need to Know

The Forest Service is hiring for the fall Fire Apprentice program. Vacancy announcements are posted on USAJOBS, and will be open through August 25. Several duty locations are available in the Pacific Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southern Regions.

Available positions:

Duty Locations Available in the Following States:

  • California
  • Louisiana
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
    • Washington

What You Need to Do

For detailed information about the Fire Apprentice hiring event, visit the Forest ServiceHiring Recruitment Eventswebsite. Visit the;Forest Service Jobswebsite for information on how to apply.

Help is Available

You can open a HR Help case by:

1.Logging intoConnectHRand clicking on the HR Help link. For detailed instructions, visit theHR Help How-to Add a Case Guide.

2.Sending an e-mail, or 

3.Calling the HRM Contact Center at 1-877-372-7248, Press 2.>


A great job opportunity applying GIS to improve humanitarian response


The following job opportunities are being sent to you as a NMGIC member:

 1.       Rio Rancho is hiring a GIS intern!

 2.       Blue Skies Aero is also looking for an intern, see attached for information.


Please see the link below for a Geospatial JOB OPPORTUNITY with the NM Department of Health:


2017 Robert Raskin Student Competition (Submission Deadline Extended)

We are pleased to announce the “2017 Robert Raskin Student Competition”, which will take place during the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, MA April 5 – April 9, 2017. This competition is sponsored by the AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG). The competition aims to: 

  1. Promote research in topics related to cyberinfrastructure (CI), such as high performance/distributed computing, spatial data management, processing, mapping, visualization, analysis and mining, spatial web and mobile services etc.,
  2. Encourage spatial thinking and the development of geospatial CI in colleges and universities, and 
  3. Inspire curiosity about geographic patterns, geo-computing, and CI for students and the broader public.


We accept submissions on January 1st, 2017 and the deadline is extended to March 1st, 2017.

The “First Prize in 2017 Robert Raskin Student Competition” will be awarded $500 and a certificate.


  •         01/01/2017: Accepting entries
  •         03/01/2017: Submission deadline (extended)
  •         03/15/2017: Judges select top five finalists that are invited to give a presentation at AAG
  •         04/05/2017 – 04/09/2017: Presenting and announcing winners

Competition Rules

  1. Each participant needs to submit a short research paper in the form of an extended abstract (2,500 words limit). Other supplementary materials, such as a URL to a live website, can also be included in the submission.
  2.  Competition participants must be enrolled full-time at a community college or a university. All submissions must be the original work of the entrant.
  3. Recommended application areas include, but are not limited to: crime, public health issues, transportation, climate, urban planning, land use/cover change, and disasters of all kinds.
  4. Each entry can be submitted by one student or one student group (no more than FIVE people in each group). Maximum of one entry per student. Entries must be designed and implemented by the student(s).
  5. Students who participated in previous years’ competition can attend again, but entries must be different from earlier submissions.
  6. As the judge panels, the CISG board members will select the TOP FIVE entries. Judges will consider a variety of criteria, including but not limited to topics, techniques, design and writing. Students submitting one of the TOP FIVE entries may be asked to supply documentation proving their full-time student status.
  7. The TOP FIVE entries will be invited to give an oral presentation at the AAG meeting. The top five finalists must register for the 2017 AAG meeting at their own expense. They are encouraged to attend the conference and must give a presentation in the CISG Student Competition Panel Session during the AAG meeting. Additional travel support may be available and will be announced through our competition websites. The CISG board members will select the FIRST PRIZE ($500) among the TOP FIVE entries. 

Students should use the following web form to submit their entries:

Advertising posters for the 2017 Robert Raskin Student Competition are available at the following link:


The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute ( is hiring a full time geospatial analyst to support research at the University of Minnesota. The successful applicant will join the expanding RIS team (Research Informatics Solutions), currently composed of ten PhD level informatics analysts. RIS was formed specifically to enable cutting edge research as a centralized resource for data analysis expertise. RIS collaborates on research projects with a wide variety of researchers, both internal and external to the University, and across a broad swath of research domains. RIS develops and contributes novel analysis workflows to address the challenges of working with large datasets and emerging data types.

As part of an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidates will be expected to:
* Serve as an analyst and developer for large scale GIS and remote sensing projects across the University of Minnesota campuses.
* Carry out consultative informatics services and research with researchers and faculty.
* Design and develop appropriate informatics strategies related to GIS and remote sensing as required.
* Develop, prototype, and execute analytic workflows for GIS and remote sensing data.
* Assist in building out analytical infrastructure to support common needs of campus researchers.
* Appropriately document work conducted, both to comply with RIS reporting requirements, and to allow the preparation of any analytic reports required by the principal investigator of the project.

See the following link for more details:


This is an opportunity for a paid research experience and will look great on grad school applications. Location is a cute small town in western Wisconsin. Ten students selected from around the country work and live as a team for the summer. I would be happy to answer questions from interested students. Please forward the flyer and information to student mailing lists or specific students.

The LAKES (Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability) REU focuses on water quality and phosphorus mitigation in an interdisciplinary manner over an 8 week program (June 11-August 5), with projects this year in geography, economics, biology, anthropology, and sociology.  Students will be provided with room and board and a generous stipend during their participation in the LAKES program. 

This program prioritizes students under-represented in the scientific community, pairing them with mentors in individual projects.  These collectively will contribute to a more complete understanding of the dynamic interactions of our land and water, our political economy, our social networks, our culture, and our sense of place.  We will start reviewing applications for the 2017 summer program on March 1st.  Complete program information can be found here:  If you would, please pass along this information to your colleagues and students.  Also, please see the attached flyer should you desire printing something out and posting it on bulletin boards at your institution. 

Questions can be directed to: or  


Environment for the Americas works to create a diverse workstaff at some of our nation's most spectacular National Parks by providing internships at National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites across the U.S. and territories. This internship program is designed to provide unique experiences to youth, underrepresented within the National Parks Service, who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees or who have recently graduated. 

 We have two positions at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park that may be of interest to your students. I hope that you will share this opportunity with students. The paid, 10-12 week internship is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in improving their skills and working side-by-side with interpreters, scientists, and more. 

 Interpretive Park Ranger, White Sands National Monument, West Alamogordo, NM 

The LHIP intern will develop communication and interpretation skills; and foster relationships with underserved local Latino youth through supporting WHSA's Youth Outreach Program. WHSA focuses on providing opportunities for under-served Latino Youth in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Alamogordo to visit WHSA and learn about careers in the National Park Service.

 Interpretive Park Ranger, National Trails Intermountain Region, Albuquerque, NM 

"Sharing Our History: Hispanic Legacies of Route 66" is an interpretive and educational project that will highlight the under-told stories of Hispanic people's contributions to historic Route 66 in Texas and New Mexico. Intern will facilitate and lead specific project activities will include reviewing existing research, interviewing community members, historians, and other knowledge holders to collect informations, writing interpretive text, gathering images, and working with a team of historians and interpreters to develop a web-based interpretive product.


Interpretive Park Ranger, Capulin Volcano National Monument, Capulin, NM

Intern will develop education and interpretive programs related to pollinators and climate change to be used on and off site as well as for distance learning. They will actively participate in the public hummingbird banding station at Capulin Volcano Natuonal Monument and educate the public on the importance of pollinators in this unique volcanic landscape.

   To view these positions and other available internship positions that promote diversity in the National Parks Service visit and All applications are due by Feb. 6, 2017.