Big Water Consulting -Seeking Graduate Student Interns – Apply by June 3, 2016

Big Water Consulting, located in downtown Seattle, provides consulting services to tribal, nonprofit and governmental organizations in the areas of project management, data collection, survey design and implementation and technical capacity building.  Big Water is currently coordinating or launching projects on several reservations and within a large number of tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Plains, Southwest and Great Lakes regions as well as Alaska. Big Water also works with a variety of Native and non-Native organizations working to promote social justice in underserved communities nationwide and throughout the world.

Big Water is currently seeking graduate student interns or employees with experience in at least one of the following three areas:

  1. Advanced GIS map production, including location and integration of publicly available data layers to support complex site analysis as well as development of high quality, visually appealing and impactful maps for display online and in paper form
  2. Database and geodatabase construction to enable integration of multiple data sources and types in a single data clearinghouse (to be made accessible to multiple programs or users)
  3. Support of surveys and other field data collection projects using ArcGIS and/or open source GIS tools (e.g., development of field staff assignment areas, seamless data check-in and checkout, and linkage of complex attribute and GPS coordinate data)

Qualified candidates with a demonstrated interest in or experience working with American Indian tribes and/or Alaska Native villages are invited to apply. Compensation is $25/hour and the anticipated schedule is part-time (16-32 hours), but accommodations can be made on a case-by-case basis to minimize disruption to the individual’s current academic pursuits and/or adapt to their more flexible summer schedule.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Mary Lindeblad-Fry, Tribal Data Coordinator, at by June 3, 2016.