Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is seeking one motivated college student or recent graduate with strong problem-solving skills and proven GIS ability to join our Upper Rappahannock Report Card team. The intern’s primary duties will be research, analysis, and mapmaking, and writing.

This position is part time, approximately 10 weeks in length at 20 hours per week in an indoor setting. The period of the internship would be from approximately May to August 2019 (some flexibility of schedule available). The position is based at the FOR headquarters in Fredericksburg.

Compensation: This position is unpaid. However, interns are eligible for a stipend of up to $1000 to help offset expenses. Students may also be eligible for academic credit at the discretion of their institution.

Application: Application will remain open until filled. Submit resume and cover letter to Adam Lynch, FOR Restoration Coordinator at


  • Researching and gathering spatial and non-spatial data from a variety of digital sources
  • Performing vector data analysis and interpretation to produce quantitative indicators of stream and watershed health
  • Making maps and visualizations using ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator
  • Using Microsoft Office and Adobe Illustrator to create compelling and attractive data graphics
  • Writing to help audiences interpret quantitative data

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current college students, recent graduates, or graduate students are eligible to apply
  • 3.0 GPA or higher in GIS coursework
  • Candidate must have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework using ArcGIS by the start of this internship

Exceptional candidates would have:

  • Graduate coursework in GIS
  • Experience working with Adobe Illustrator
  • A GIS certificate and/or B.S. in Geography
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An inclination toward problem solving, critical thinking, and curiosity