Eastern Mass Group Forum

Student Looking for Summer Internship in Boston Area

  • 30 Apr 2012 5:05 PM
    Message # 907030

    Here's an inquiry from a student who contacted me.  I've pasted her resume in below (any odd formatting is my fault):

    Hello Kim,

    My name is Elena Cohen, and I am a currently a junior geography major with an emphasis in GIS at Clark University. I emailed you last summer about possible GIS-related opportunities in Massachusetts. I ended up volunteering for a GIS technician at the U.S. Geological Survey in California last summer, but this summer I am considering staying on the East Coast. I was wondering if there any GIS-related internship or volunteer opportunities within your department, or if you were aware of any opportunities in your colleagues' organizations. I am attaching a current version of my resume.

    Thank you,

    Elena Cohen


     (650) 906-6974

    School Address:                                                                                                        Home Address:

    Campus Box 0465                                                                                                      305 Campesino Ave

    Clark University                                                                                                        Palo Alto, CA 94306

    950 Main St

    Worcester, MA 01610


    Clark University, Worcester, MA

    Bachelor of Arts, expected May 2013

    Major: Geography

    Minor: History

    GPA: 3.57/4.0

    Relevant Coursework

    Advanced Vector GIS · Directed Study in Theories of Social Vulnerability to Environmental Risks and Hazards · Economy and Environment · Introduction to Economic Geography · Introduction to Quantitative Methods · Research Methods in Geography · Advanced Raster GIS (in progress) · Decision Methods for Environmental Management and Policy (in progress)

    Relevant Professional Experience

    U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center                                               Menlo Park, CA Student GIS Volunteer                                                                                                       Summer 2011

    •·         Enhanced 20,000 images of the seafloor taken on seafloor mapping cruises through an automated Photoshop process and created KML files to show the spatial location of the seafloor images in Google Earth.

    •·         Edited ArcGIS attribute tables of logbook entries from seafloor mapping cruises for consistency with original logbooks and to correct data entry mistakes.

    •·         Organized 500 raster files of bathymetry and rugosity data according to their location on the California Seafloor Mapping Program grid.

    Town of Franklin Planning and Community Development Department                          Franklin, MA

                Intern                                                                                                                           Summer 2010

    •·         Created promotional brochures to attract new businesses to the town.

    •·         Assisted director of the Franklin Downtown Partnership with promoting downtown businesses.

    •·         Reviewed and proofread town plans.


    GIS software: ArcGIS, Idrisi, GeoDA                                                                                                                        Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher.                                                                                     Other software: Adobe Photoshop, SPSS


    Dean’s List: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011                                                                                        Member of Gamma Theta Upsilon: International Geography Honor Society



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