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Mountainland Association of Governments

GIS Intern

Regional Planning – Orem, Utah
Department Regional Planning
Employment Type Temporary Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $13.50/hr

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Hours: Part-time, temporary position, 19 hours per week on average with a flexible schedule. Expected duration of the assignment is approximately six months.

Grade: 6

Closing Date: Resume must be submitted at by Wednesday, October 16th by 6:00 p.m. to be considered.

Application: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to complete a standard MAG employment application. Selected candidates must authorize background and drug and alcohol screening before an offer of employment will be extended. Our employment application is available at


  1. Must be currently seeking a bachelor or masters degree in geography, urban planning, civil engineering, or related field, or hold a similar bachelor's degree.
  2. Must have thorough knowledge and skill in the use of Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel.
  3. Must have a working knowledge of ESRI GIS software and GIS principles.
  4. Must have experience with basic spatial analysis concepts and tools.
  5. Familiarity with programming tools (e.g., VBA/VB, Python, etc.) a plus. 
  6. Must possess a valid State of Utah driver's license and have access to a vehicle.

Required Skills: Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills. Ability to develop effective working relationships with internal staff, local, state and federal agencies, elected officials and the public. Good organizational skills, willingness to make telephone contacts in the course of completing assignments. The ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to travel within the Utah, Wasatch and Summit County areas, as needed.

Job Description: This internship will focus primarily on input preparation for the Real Estate Market Model. The intern will have the responsibility to verify and update a variety of land use data. The work may involve integration, manipulation, and processing of data from various sources using analytical and computer skills. Work also includes assistance with the travel demand model and other GIS and planning related tasks.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical/Environmental Factors: This position may require occasional sitting at a desk or in meetings for extended periods of time, standing and walking, occasional travel within the Mountainland region, occasional attendance at night meetings, potential exposure to stressful situations.


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  • Location
    Orem, Utah
  • Department
    Regional Planning
  • Employment Type
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience
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