Humanitarian Mapping Internship


Project Title Humanitarian Mapping Internship
Project Summary Ensure that Peace Corps' international development teams can access real-time, accurate geographic data during their project design and evaluation processes. Demonstrate your leadership skills and initiative by planning and hosting a humanitarian mapping party on your campus or in your community.
Country United States
Agency Peace Corps
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 20
Project Description

When Peace Corps Volunteers and staff in the field need access to geographic information, you’ll be the one to help us provide it using OpenStreetMap, a crowd-sourced, open source mapping tool. We will provide training for you on how to turn satellite imagery into actionable data for Peace Corps Volunteers and their host communities, who will use that data for malaria prevention, agricultural planning, health system strengthening, and economic development in our 65 host countries around the world. You’ll also plan and host a Mapping Party on your campus or in your community to bring people together to help map for current Peace Corps Volunteer projects. We will also provide virtual networking opportunities with other organizations within the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) community, including the State Department, USAID, and the Red Cross.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Courtney Clark at cclark2@peacecorps.gov. Include your OpenStreetMap username if you have one.

Desired Skills Interests
Skill
Crowdsourcing
Event planning
Imagining new solutions
Instagram
Marketing
Problem solving
Communication Skills
Facebook
International Affairs
Self Motivated
creativity
Additional Information

Key qualifications for this internship include:
- self-motivated and self-starter
- effective community organizer and event planner
- ability to quickly come up with creative solutions
- ability to complete work under minimal supervision
- excellent oral and written communication skills
- access to a computer with video chat capabilities for group chats (webcam and microphone, preferred but not required)
- no prior experience with OpenStreetMap or geography needed -- if you can use a computer, you can learn to map!

The benefits of this internship include:
- a flexible schedule that fits around your classes
- independence to be creative when planning a humanitarian mapping party
- one-on-one mentorship from dedicated staff members in the Peace Corps Office of Innovation in Washington, DC
- networking opportunities with leading digital humanitarian and geography professionals from top-notch international organizations through virtual professional development sessions