Experiential learning is emphasized in the GIS minor through research (GIS 400), internships (GIS 470), and faculty-guided independent studies (GIS 499). Research can be conducted with Monmouth faculty, the Urban Coast Institute, or another one of Monmouth’s Centers of Distinction. Faculty-guided independent studies are most often in partnership with an outside organization, and help students gain project-based GIS experience. Recent independent studies have been in partnership with the New Jersey Borough of Lake Como, American Red Cross, and New Jersey Forest Fire Service. Students can expect new partnerships on a regular basis, which could lead to potential internship opportunities.
Student work for the Borough of Lake Como. Zoning areas digitized from hard copy maps (top). and municipal assets along the lakefront collected using global positioning system equipment (bottom).
The world of GIS internships is large,
and can be explored through informal channels (i.e. networking) or
online platforms. Some sites where you may find GIS internships are
New Jersey Opportunities
New York Opportunities
The above is a sample of potential sources for GIS internships, and you are encouraged to get creative in your internship search.