Status: Approved

Project Code: L-STATE-USA-INR-102

MapGive Spring Program Assistant

Project Title MapGive Spring Program Assistant
Project Summary Through the MapGive initiative, the U.S. Department of State is working to improve the availability of high-quality, open geographic data to support humanitarian and development interventions across the world.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office INR/GGI
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Through the MapGive initiative, the U.S. Department of State is working to improve the availability of high-quality, open geographic data to support humanitarian and development interventions across the world. The Department works closely with other organizations including Peace Corps, USAID, American Red Cross, the World Bank, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to build and improve OpenStreetMap - an open and editable map of the world.

The Intern will work in close coordination with the HIU analysts to become a teaching assistant for the Spring 2021 semester in support of our year-long MapGive VSFS program. Duties will include:

• Contributing to OpenStreetMap through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Tasking Manager.
• Evaluating data quality of spatial data produced in OpenStreetMap for HIU-sponsored crowd-sourced mapping projects;
• Completing and designing various tutorials covering useful and innovative geospatial platforms and software. There will also be various webinars that you will be invited to participate in.

In addition, this intern will provide support to our Cities' COVID Mitigation Mapping (C2M2) Project. The C2M2 project builds on global networks of geospatial experts to analyze second-order impacts of COVID-19. The goal of this project is to increase the capacity to understand the distribution and gaps in resources available to vulnerable urban communities to enable fulfillment of needs and promote resilience and sustainability due to COVID-19 and address long term impacts.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Editing and proofreading
GIS expertise
Research
Additional Information

For more information see https://mapgive.state.gov, https://secondarycities.state.gov/, and https://hiu.state.gov