Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

Macon is a hidden gem undergoing an exciting renaissance.
$2,000 stipend
Apr 05, 2021
Apr 23, 2021
Position Type
Degree Level
High School
Willingness to Travel
50 - 75%
Experience Level

The GIS internship is a full-time, entry-level, two-month position responsible for fulfilling our mission by providing professional GIS expertise to support the organization’s programming. This position will be responsible for supplying ongoing technical support as needed and for the completion of multiple mapping initiatives, including, but not limited to:

  • Creation of a layer mapping properties with HMF preservation easements;
  • Creation of a layer mapping historic rehabilitation tax-incentive projects;
  • Identification and mapping of mid-century architecture in Macon;
  • Mapping of HMF rental units;
  • Mapping of property ownership in target areas.

The GIS Intern will also be tasked with developing and completing a capstone project for their internship. This project will be tailored to the interests of the candidate and in the past has been used for HMF publications and educational materials. Other duties may be assigned as necessary during the internship. This position reports to the Director of Preservation Field Services and works closely with staff, board members and numerous committee members and volunteers.


Required Qualifications:

  • Current college or graduate-level student in geographic information systems or closely aligned field; 
  • Knowledge of GIS programs and computer software and hardware;
  • Knowledge of map creation using cartographic principles;
  • Ability to relate GIS information to people of various knowledge levels of the subject; 
  • Ability to solve problems using the GIS suite of tools;
  • Candidate must be able to work independently and have excellent organizational and research skills;
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for Macon and Georgia history is a plus. 

 HMF Core Values:

  1. We are innovative and leaders in our field. 
  2. We are scrappy and we hustle.
  3. We are stewards of financial, built, and environmental resources.
  4. We are bigger than our mission. We are an extended family.

Application instructions:

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and three references (including one professor or teacher) to Preference will be given to students from historically underrepresented groups. 

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