GIS/Remote Sensing Intern

Fairfax, Virginia
Sep 12, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
Full Time
Dewberry is seeking a GIS/Remote Sensing Intern for projects in our Fairfax, VA office for Summer 2022. This is an excellent internship opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join an exciting team of professionals. The position offers a fantastic working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to a variety of projects. Typical projects involve assisting federal, state and local clients in creating Land Cover/Land Use data, Elevation data derived from LiDAR as well as environmental mapping projects.

*Local candidates preferred, no housing stipend provided

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Technical responsibilities may include:
  • Assisting Dewberry's analysts in updating Land use/Land Cover data;
  • Working with elevation data derived from LiDAR;
  • Quality assurance of orthophotos;
  • Developing flood risk products and performing flood risk assessments;
  • Checking for graphical and technical accuracy of project deliverables and associated reports

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Skills:
  • Candidates are required to be currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters program to be considered for this internship; Geography or GIS degrees preferred
  • Knowledge, interest, and project experience in GIS (ArcGIS 9 or higher) applications
  • Strong oral, people, and written communication skills

Desired Skills:
  • ESRI ArcGIS Skillsets
  • Knowledge of LiDAR
  • Knowledge of Digital elevation models
  • Knowledge of Orthoimagery
  • Knowledge of Land Use/Land Cover
  • Knowledge Wetlands and Benthic habitats

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor new applicants for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.