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GIS Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


AI generated summary

  • You need 2 GIS courses, detailed and efficient, strong communication skills, self-motivated.
  • You will enhance MassGIS' basemap roads layer by editing and adding streets, ensuring accurate centerline placement, and conducting quality control in an ArcGIS Online environment.

Off-cycle Internship



  • EOTSS’s Bureau of Geographic Information Services (more commonly known as MassGIS), is responsible for developing, maintaining, and distributing the Commonwealth’s geospatial information. MassGIS makes that information available through web mapping services and through download from its web site. MassGIS also provides mapping and spatial analysis services to support operational and policy needs of the Commonwealth; fosters cooperative development of map information among local, state, regional and federal government agencies in order to improve the quality, access, cost-effectiveness and utility of geographical information as a strategic resource for the state; and provides technical assistance to political subdivisions of the Commonwealth in developing and accessing spatial data and related technologies.


  • At least 2 semester-long courses in GIS with at least 1 of those courses providing experience in ESRI’s ArcGIS desktop software
  • Logical and efficient
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • EOTSS is seeking a GIS Intern to work on enhancing MassGIS’ basemap roads layer. Based on the Department of Transportation’s ROAD_ARC layer, this dataset is ideal for use in MassGIS applications because it contains attribution that facilitates route shield symbology along with very accurate placement of the road centerline. It differs from the DOT data in that it represents a slightly different set of roads. The basemap roads dataset excludes long driveways, driving lanes within parking lots, and unpaved roads that are typically represented as trails. The layer also tends to contain some of the newer roads because of MassGIS’ access to 9-1-1 address updates. The project will consist of editing within an ArcGIS Online environment, augmenting the layer with data from municipal datasets. Project work will include adding streets not yet part of the dataset and editing arcs so that they meet MassGIS’ specification. Quality control and some outreach may also be required.


Work type

Full time

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