GISC415-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Internship

15 points
Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019

Description

This course allows students to utilize knowledge gained from the PGDipGIS/MGIS postgraduate courses within business, government and non-profit organisations wihile gaining career-related work experiences, exploring compatibility with specific careers and companies, and becoming more mature professionally. Sponsorship for internship positions may be available.

This course allows geography students to utilize knowledge gained from previous geography courses within business, government and non-profit organisations while gaining career-related work experiences, exploring compatibility with specific careers and companies, and becoming more mature professionally. It is designed to prepare you for transition from university into employment with practical experience of work in a relevant organisation.

Learning Outcomes

  • The aims of this course are to:

  • Apply geographical knowledge in a real world setting

  • Students to gain an awareness of the breadth of research and applications undertaken in industry, government or academia

  • Develop research and communication skills

Pre-requisites

Entry is limited to students enrolled in the PGDipGIS and MGIS programmes and subject to the approval of the MGIS Programme Director.

Restrictions

Subject to the approval of the MGIS Director against normal or previous employment.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Rita Dionisio

Notes

This course will be run subject to a minimum number of enrolments and finding suitable internships.

Previous Intern Comments

“I recommend the Internship course to everyone doing the Post Graduate Diploma or Masters in Geographic Information Science.”

“Since completing the Internship course, I continued to work for … and I have just got a permanent position”

“really helpful experience as I have been able to use my GIS skills on real life projects”

Comments about our interns

“helped me with work I couldn’t do myself”
“work was carried out unsupervised and with enthusiasm.”
“integrated well into our team and was able to work on his own and as part of a team as required”
“showed good levels of self-direction and motivation regardless of the task at hand”

Internships frequently asked questions

Q: How am I placed in an internship?
A: The internships are offered by a variety of organisations. So, usually we don’t know until just before the course begins what internships and projects will be offered. We then make an effort to place students with the best match for both them and the organisation.

Q: What assessments are there? The main assessments are a CV and cover letter, and a final report. You must also complete 100 hours in an intern organisation

Q: How does the organisation assess my performance as an intern?
A: This is done by the organisation using the form contained in the course outline.

Q: Is it likely that I will be employed in the same organisation after an internship?
A: Previous interns have had a variety of outcomes. Most have been employed (particularly those in GIS), some have been employed by the intern organisation, other have found employment with similar organisations elsewhere in NZ. Generally, we have found that interns are more likely to secure employment.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,033.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 3 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

All GISC415 Occurrences

  • GISC415-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019