Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
The Dangermond Fellowship is an exciting paid opportunity provided through the partnership between National Audubon Society & ESRI. The Audubon Enterprise GIS team is hiring 5 Dangermond Fellows to assist in supporting Audubon’s Enterprise GIS platform. This prestigious fellowship is designed with the aim to foster the next generation of leaders in the Enterprise GIS and nonprofit/conservation sectors . Fellows will receive extensive and immersive training in the full ArcGIS platform at both the ESRI campus in Redlands, CA and at the Audubon headquarters in New York City. The position is a one-year commitment and starts in June 2018 until June 2019.
Fellows will work full time over the summer to attend trainings, the ESRI User Conference, and spend time on a GIS-related project at a unique Audubon field location (center or an office. Closest to your residence). In the fall and spring, Fellows will work part time to accomodate for the academic semester. This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional conservation-focused or GIS student to gain experience in using ESRI's entire GIS platform to support a large nonprofit conservation organization that is a leader in enterprise GIS. Fellows will be mentored by experts in the GIS platform. The goal of the program is to provide Fellows with enterprise level exposure in a GIS department that is at the forefront of the GIS Enterprise landscape. Experience with GIS server technologies, cloud servers, database management systems, application development, and account management from an ESRI President’s Award winning team will be gained by hands-on application.
Students from all types of colleges and all areas of the country are invited to apply. Students must submit the following with their application:
When submitting your application please include your cover letter and your interest in the fellowship. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.
Under the supervision of a mentor from the Enterprise GIS team, the Fellow will learn how to: