Freshwater GIS Intern

By Tanelec Zambia Ltd 11 months ago

Job details

Job deadline
20 January

WWF Zambia was established in 1962 to support conservation of natural resources in Zambia. Since 1962 WWF, formerly World Wildlife Fund Zambia has been involved in various conservation activities to conserve Zambia’s biodiversity upon which the nation’s economy and livelihoods largely depend. WWF Zambia country office seeks a GIS Intern under its Freshwater Programme. The GIS Intern will provide assistance with GIS data development and conversion projects; create features and assign attribute data from other datasets to GIS format; develop and document GIS procedures and creating internal maps for distribution.


  • The GIS intern will support the GIS Analyst to deliver innovative freshwater conservation initiatives, with a focus on environmental flows and hydrological modelling, and freshwater monitoring of focal landscapes
  • Among other things, this this internship will focus on the project of compiling a detailed GIS dam layer for the Luangwa Catchment ion collaboration with the Water Resources Management Authority
  • This will involve satellite data collection and analysis, cross checking with paper based sources as well as ground truthing key informational points


  • Bachelors in Geographic Information Systems, geography, environmental science or engineering
  • Must have had at least two semesters of GIS course work that includes exposure to basic GIS and cartographic principles, ArcGIS software, GPS and basic survey techniques (or equivalent experience)
  • Basic knowledge, through coursework, of GIS and cartographic principles
  • Ability and willingness to learn and use of GIS web-mapping applications (ESRI ArcGIS Online, qgis2map)
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS software tools
  • Practical understanding of remote-sensing techniques (ERDAS Imaging, ENVI, ArcGIS)
  • Ability to work independently, and with a diverse group of individuals
  • Basic problem solving and critical thinking skills

How to apply
Email a cover letter and CV indicating “GIS INTERNSHIP” to the undersigned:

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