Job Information

University of Utah GIS Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/15/2021

Requisition Number PRN11403N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title GIS Intern

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10-19 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00450 - Commuter Services - Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.00/h

Close Date 10/15/2021

Job Summary

Participates in a GIS intern program designed to enhance professional development with on-the-job experience while pursuing an undergraduate degree. Under direct supervision of a GIS Analyst, performs some of the essential functions of a GIS Analyst over the course of one college semester.


• Validate accuracy of GIS data, and update databases accordingly.

• Obtain, compile, and analyze GIS data from a variety of sources, including DWGs, drone imagery, and field collection.

• Assist in the planning, research, development, and preparation of projects, including web applications and geoprocessing scripts.

• Draft correspondence to answer inquiries and respond to requests about projects.

• Create and maintain files, records, and documentation of relevant data.

• Related duties as directed by the intern supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

• Fully-matriculated University of Utah student currently obtaining an undergraduate degree in GIS , or a certificate in Applied GIS .

o If the student is obtaining an undergraduate degree in GIS , must be in the junior or senior year of their program.

o If the student is obtaining a certificate in Applied GIS , must have completed the following program requirements preceding the internship course GEOG 5940: GEOG 1180/ COMP 1010 and GEOG 3100; either GEOG 3180 or GEOG 4140.

• Available for employment for the duration of fall semester 2021.

• A level of proficiency in ArcGIS Desktop and/or ArcGIS Pro appropriate for a junior or senior undergraduate GIS student.

• A valid driver’s license; able to complete the State of Utah Defensive Driver Training Program.


• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Outlook, and Word.

• A basic skill level with Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Bridge.

• A basic skill level in Python for scripting and geoprocessing.

• Previous work with drones, either in an academic, professional, or personal capacity.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.