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Internship Opportunity with Utah Clear Air Partnership:

"Interning at UCAIR included working with a majority of other non-profit organizations involved with Utah’s air quality. Ideal interns are organized, charismatic, and interested in networking with non-profit organizations. Interning at UCAIR was beneficial because it included more than providing free labor, it was a chance to discover how non-profits operate with hands on experience. It created opportunities to create stronger professional social skills in working with the public and groups of organizations that are involved in many different aspects in Utah.
UCAIR is currently looking to take on other interns to continue working on air quality projects that reach out to the public. If interested, contact Bailey Toolson at"

Internship Opportunities with North Ogden City:

North Ogden City is looking for student interns. Potentially these would be paid internships.

There are several projects, e.g., streetscape plan for Washington Boulevard, researching property amendments, building permit approvals, doing an update to the our land use inventory.


Robert O. Scott, AICP

Planning Director

505 East 2600 North

North Ogden, UT 84414

(801) 737-9841


Job Opportunities

Maintenance Technician

State Department of Wildlife Resources, Northern Utah Region

Position involves weed spraying mostly with an ATV, working on wildlife management area fencing, signing, and general maintenance.   Pay starts at $11.21 an hour with 40 hour work weeks.  They try to work four 10 hour days, with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off while occasionally having to work weekends.   They can work with school schedules.  The job will be seasonal from March to November depending on the winter and work load.  Call Steve or Tim right away for more details: 801-540-5993 or 801-395-4357.

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WSU has many scholarship opportunities that professors and departments can nominate students to recieve. The only way to receive these specific department scholarships is to apply in the WSU portal. 


Scholarship Opportunity

UGIC Scholarship Program 2018

Award: Free Registration to the UGIC Annual Conference

Dinosaurland, Utah      May 9-11, 2018

What is UGIC?  The Utah Geographic Information Council is a non-profit organization of GIS professionals.  In addition to providing continuing education and networking opportunities to current GIS professionals, a primary goal of UGIC is to encourage and advance geographic information systems through all levels of education.  UGIC is pleased to continue a scholarship program to assist in the education of future GIS professionals. 

Why Should Students Attend the UGIC Conference?  This scholarship is designed to give students an opportunity to gain professional experience prior to entering the workforce.  Attendance at the UGIC conference will introduce you to the local GIS community, establish valuable contacts with current GIS professionals, provide technical skills through conference workshops, and introduce you to projects and applications currently underway in our community.

2 awards will be granted to applicants meeting the eligibility requirements and selected by the UGIC board based on their evaluation of the applicant’s selection criteria submission.  Awards will include registration and lodging expenses. 

Students receiving an award will spend a half-day of the conference assisting UGIC Board members at the Registration Desk or other conference duties.


The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Applicants must be current students (full or part-time) working towards a degree or certificate in an accredited college or university.  The degree or program the applicant is working towards must have an emphasis on GIS.  Disciplines may include Geography, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Transportation, Geology, Social Sciences, etc. 

Selection Criteria:

  1. A 750-1000 word typed essay by the applicant describing their interest in GIS, how GIS has been applied in their current program of study, educational and career goals, and an indication of how the applicant intends to apply GIS skills in their profession/career.  Particular emphasis should be given to what the applicant hopes to gain by attending the conference.  
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate professional level writing skills.
  1. A brief letter or statement of reference from 1 professor familiar with your academic ability.

Submissions must be received by March 16, 2018.  Please e-mail all materials to the UGIC Board at  College or University department will be contacted to verify student status.  Awards will be announced by March 30.




CARTOGRAPHY IS THE new code. Increasingly, everything from your takeout delivery to your UberPool route is orchestrated not just by engineers but by cartographers. Between 2007 and 2015, the number of grads earning master’s degrees in cartography increased annually by more than 40 percent on average. And as advanced satellites, digital mapping tools, and open-source geographical software progress, the demand for cartographers is projected to grow nearly 30 percent by 2024.

Modern cartographers are as much data analysts as they are map producers. Flagship GIS systems by software companies like Esri have been democratized by an explosion of open-source alternatives like Carto and MapBox. “We are absolutely inundated with volumes of geospatial data,” says Mike Tischler, director of the US Geological Survey’s National Geospatial Program, “but with no means to effectively use it all.”

Which is why, as tasks from house-hunting to solving public-health crises depend on sophisticated map integration, cartography grads are being snapped up by Silicon Valley. “Ten years ago someone with geospatial expertise may have been siloed from the engineering team,” says Grubhub CTO Maria Belousova. “Today a huge portion of our team works on spatial search and route optimization.” Data-savvy mappers are charting that digital frontier.

This article appears in the November issue. Subscribe now.