Intern - GIS Analyst


Our Berkeley accessibility team is seeking a temporary Intern GIS Analyst to join our multi-disciplinary team. This is a paid internship that will last from about April 2021 through December 2021, though the exact timing is negotiable based upon your availability and the workload. You do not need to be local to Berkeley and can work remotely. The typical schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, at least 20 hours/week and up to 40 hours/week, depending on available work. For current students, considerations will be made for part-time internships to accommodate academic schedules. MIG will support any student who wishes to receive academic credit for this internship.

This position might transition to full-time, regular employment in the future, depending on workload, performance and candidate interest. But please note that completing an internship is not a guarantee of an off of fulltime work in the future.


  • Collaboration: The internship program will offer exposure to many facets of a contemporary, integrated urban design, planning and landscape design practice. As a GIS Intern, you will gain experience working with a team of planners, designers, and project managers in all aspects of a project, from start through implementation.
  • GIS Project Work: Your primary duties as an Intern will be to provide GIS analysis and mapping for report development for various projects. Additional GIS duties include supporting the maintenance of data collection methodologies and procedures; providing the integration of database with existing GIS tools; providing QA/QC of GIS work products and data documentation; producing geodatabase deliverables for clients; and providing on-going mapping and analysis procedures for implementation tool development. 
  • Other Project Work: Additional tasks might include managing project data and workflows that support project teams, report development, meetings with clients and the public, and conducting various technical analyses. 



You must be able to manage competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team in an open environment and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. You will ideally have some combination of the following qualifications: 

  • Achieved or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field, a background in computer science, geography, science, or engineering is a plus.
  • Relevant experience in using geographic information systems.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work products, including mapping, research, analysis and report summaries.
  • Ability to communicate complex analysis and data in a clear and digestible format to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to develop mapping applications and tools.
  • Excellent skills in creative thinking and problem-solving with great attention to detail.
  • Be an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others.
  • Ability to perform complex spatial analysis with a variety of GIS data formats.
  • Software proficiency in ArcGIS, Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat (AutoCAD and Adobe Suite a plus).
  • Programming language experience in SQL, Javascript and Python.