Geographic Information System (GIS) Intern


Organization : Village of Wilmette
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Internship
State/Province : IL
City : Wilmette
Salary and Benefits : $17.63 per hour



The Village of Wilmette is seeking self-motivated individuals with positive work ethics to fill the GIS Internship position in the Engineering & Public Works Department. This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for a 10-week period during the summer months.

General Responsibilities

The person in this position works under the general direction of the Water and Sewer Superintendent and will assist in building out the Public Works GIS Database. As an Intern, you will be utilizing Collector for ArcGIS to create and maintain digital data layers. Tasks include, but are not limited to, updating the spatial locations of built infrastructure, maintaining data information through related tables, extracting data from various sources, and database management; and other related tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will be enrolled in a general Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography or a similar program, and have an interest in pursuing a career in a related field. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and strong customer service skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and ESRI products such as ArcGIS Desktop 10x, ArcGIS Online and Collector are preferred. Position requires frequent work outdoors and extensive walking. Candidates will be required to provide their own safety boots; all other PPE will be provided by the Village.

Hourly Wage

The starting wage is $17.63 per hour.

Selection Process

The hiring process will entail an interview with members of Public Works. A candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment will need to successfully complete a pre-employment physical to include a drug and alcohol screening, reference checks, and a driver’s license record verification.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should complete an online employment application that can be found

on the Village’s Self-Service Employment Opportunities webpage at

The position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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