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Date:         Tue, 6 Dec 2005 10:21:57 -0500
Reply-To:     Bernhard Lehner <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:       Biological Conservation and GIS <[log in to unmask]>
From:         Bernhard Lehner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      GIS/Hydrology internship at WWF-US
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Job Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a GIS intern to work in its Conservation Science Program (CSP). CSP develops innovative approaches for conservation planning at large scales and aids in the implementation of those approaches around the world. Within CSP, a small team of people focuses on a variety of freshwater projects, with a strong emphasis on the integration of hydrological and biological information. The intern will work with the staff biologists and hydrologist to provide GIS support to several projects, including a global freshwater ecoregion map; continental drainage direction maps; ecoregion-scale habitat models; and global and ecoregion-scale threat analyses. The intern may also identify and apply suitable hydrologic software tools for various WWF projects; support the development, adaptation, and documentation of customized software tools that integrate hydrologic functionalities in a standard GIS environment; and assist in training and dissemination of tools and approaches of conservation hydrology to WWF staff. Requirements: Requires progress toward a degree in a GIS technology-oriented field or hydrology, or technical proficiency with ArcView, Arc/Info, or ArcGIS software (familiarity with ArcAvenue, AML, or Visual Basic programming is of advantage); familiarity with important GIS-associated tasks such as digitizing and data conversion, integration, and analysis; strong analytical capabilities; ability to both work in a team and independently; and a strong attention to detail. Experience with conservation applications preferred. Position details: This position will be full-time for a duration of 6 months and will be located at WWF’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Preferred start date will be 17 January 2005. If you are interested, please apply directly through the WWF jobs web site (www.worldwildlife.org/about/jobs.cfml). The position is listed as ‘Conservation Science Program Intern’. ********************************************************** CONSGIS LISTSERV To unsubscribe send to [log in to unmask] this email message SIGNOFF CONSGIS Questions? Contact Pete August, [log in to unmask] **********************************************************


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