CyberGIS Communications Internship

The CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies has an opening for a CyberGIS Intern, starting immediately. The successful candidate will have the opportunity assist with the communications effort of a variety of research and education projects in the center. A successful applicant should expect to work in a world-class geographic information science (GIS) research group setting, and have close interactions with faculty, staff, and other students within the center.

We’re looking for a student to help with CyberGIS communication activities. The intern’s responsibilities will include assisting with editing and writing of technical reports, journal articles, and blog posts. Work would range from copy editing to adapting internal documentation to a style appropriate for an external public or technical audience. The communications intern would attend some of the research groups’ regular meetings to assist with identifying topics of likely external interest.

The center is hosted at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). The CyberGIS Center has extensive collaboration with on-campus and external research teams in geographic information science, social science, hydrology, earth science, biology, agriculture, public health, and engineering sciences.

Undergraduate students who are able to continue working during summer and the next academic year are preferred. Stipend depends on qualification, and extension after the first semester depends on performance and funding availability.

For this position, the student should have experience or training in journalism or technical writing. Familiarity with concepts in software engineering and/or GIS is welcome, but not required.

Applicants should send a writing sample, resume, and short cover letter to For questions, please contact Johnathan Rush.

Rate: $10-15.75/hour based on experience
Job Duration: begins immediately – no end date

  • 5-20 hours per week - flexible work schedule during semester
  • 20-40 hours per week during summer