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Educational Data and Resources INTERN

Internship for Undergraduate and Graduate students and recent grads
800 per week for 11 weeks
Closing date
Mar 1, 2023

Position Overview

  • To be eligible for this program you must have been a student in Fall 2022, currently enrolled as a student, or returning as a student in Fall 2023. If you are unsure of your eligibility please reach out to
  • The internship is 11 weeks starting May 21, 2023.
  • Interns must participate for the full 11-week period.
  • A weekly stipend of $800 is provided for 11 weeks
  • Work can be completed in Boulder, Colorado or at a remote location

Position Description

Intern will be responsible for data processing, data presentation, technical support documentation, and educational resources development. Potential methods include GPS/GNSS, structure from motion, and lidar applied to societal challenges such as natural hazards, water resources, and climate change. The successful applicant will have basic technical skills working in an online environment, will be highly organized, and will have exceptional attention to detail.

Essential Job Functions

  • Process or reconfigure geodetic data for incorporation into learning activities (ex. GPS/GNSS, structure for motion, lidar, and others)
  • Develop and refine teaching materials to support teaching with geodetic data and methods
  • Manipulate data and images in software such as GIS (e.g. ArcGIS), Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Refine or develop technical support documentation for using geodetic instruments in the field

Working Relationships


  • Reports to the Project Manager coordinating via Slack and periodic Zoom meetings. Interacts and collaborates with peers and colleagues across the organization.


  • May interact with community members to inquire about research, data, and needed resources.


  • Interacts effectively with various EarthScope Consortium staff to ensure the completion of assigned responsibilities. May provide guidance on technical matters to others. Does not have supervisory responsibility.

EarthScope Core Competencies

  • Accountability and Responsibility
  • Relationship Building
  • Skilled Problem Solver
  • Customer Focus
  • Strategic Thinking

Physical Work Demands

  • Able to sit and/or stand to work at a computer
  • Able to move about a typical home office
  • Able to travel to Boulder Colorado for orientation week and participate indoor and outdoor activities
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally

Mental Work Demands

  • Regular and on-time attendance

Note: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this position.

Required Education

Graduate or undergraduate level student in Earth sciences or related STEM field

Interest in working at the intersection of science and education

Required skills

Experience using data to address scientific questions

Interest in working with geodesy methods and data for educational purposes

Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to work independently and pay attention to details

Ability to manage time, especially when there may be competing priorities

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of multiple geodetic methods

Experience with GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS)

Experience making figures in a graphics software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)

Experience developing education, outreach, or community engagement materials

Ability to translate complex scientific concepts to non-scientific audiences

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