Kansas Association of Mappers

GIS Intern (Douglas County)

11 Sep 2019 3:07 PM | Amy Roust (Administrator)

Douglas County, KS is seeking one (1) paid part-time intern for Fall 2019 (September through December) for the GIS Division of the IT Department. The intern will assist GIS staff with tasks related to both ongoing and special GIS projects. This internship is for students interested in Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Technologies, Cartography or related fields. This internship involves land base map enhancement using advanced methods and techniques, geo-referencing scanned documents, map development and creation, geodatabase design for spatial datasets, and developing or improving workflows associated with data maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the latest GIS software and large-format office equipment. Scheduling will be flexible with an expectation of between ten (10) and twenty (20) hours per week. EOE

Internship applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hourly pay is $11.00; there are no benefits available for this internship.


  • Prefer a student in Geography or related field working towards a bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software (preferably version 10.x Desktop or 2.x Pro)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, capable of operating a County vehicle
  • Applicant should be well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Positive attitude, determination, and interpersonal approach with people
  • Exhibit spatial cognition, patience, and ability to learn complex processes
  • Knowledge of computers, spreadsheets, and databases desired
  • Successful candidate must pass the post-offer background check

Questions should be addressed to:

Bryce Hirschman, GISP – GIS Coordinator
Douglas County, KS
(785) 832-5190

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