Houston-Galveston Area Council GIS Internship in HOUSTON, Texas

GIS Internship

Location: Houston-Galveston Area Council

Job Code: DS14011 Kim

# of openings: 1


Data Services Intern

About Houston-Galveston Area Council

Local governments touch the lives of citizens in our region every day, in many ways. The Houston-Galveston Area Council is the regional council of local governments for our area, serving an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 6 million people. H-GAC helps local governments and their citizens address issues that cross city limits and county lines. The work is important because our region is growing rapidly. Local governments must meet today’s needs and prepare for a better future.

H-GAC helps local government consider issues and cooperate in solving today’s problems while also planning for the future. Total membership stands at 131 local governments – all 13 county governments, 107 cities, and 11 school districts. H-GAC is governed by a 36-member Board of Directors composed of local elected officials who serve on the governing bodies of those member local governments.

H-GAC provides many tools to support the region’s local governments: information, region-wide plans, and services concentrated in areas such as Community and Environmental Planning, Data Services, Human Services, Public Services and Transportation Planning

The H-GAC Internship Program is designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and your future.

H-GAC is dedicated to developing the talent of up and coming college students who strive for academic success and demonstrate leadership. Our Internships provide real-life work experiences that are closely related to your field of study, as well as integrating you into our H-GAC culture. In addition to challenging work and making a valuable contribution, you will have the opportunity to be coached and mentored by some of the top leaders in our agency. High performing interns may have the opportunity for future internships or possible full-time opportunities with H-GAC.


This internship opportunity is for a college student with a major in Geographic Information Science to work with a mentor, and receive on the job training while gaining professional experience. Learn directly from experienced professionals and managers with knowledge across numerous industries and services. Apply academic studies to contribute on various projects. Participate in real, meaningful work assignments to learn how your academic experience translates to the professional environment.


  • Perform challenging project tasks such as:

  • Reducing GIS errors in the 9-1-1 data

  • Reviewing roads for road name matching

  • Review address points on site structures for accuracy

  • Calling addressing Coordinator to verity information

  • Conducting research using google earth aerial imagery

  • Shadow and learn from H-GAC subject matter experts while practicing classroom knowledge in a real-life setting


Minimal – Enrolled as a college Junior – Senior level studies in Geographic Information Science, 3.0+ GPA, must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours when school is in session.


The pay for this role will be $16.00 an hour for a schedule consisting of 20 hours per week. The incumbent will work Monday through Friday during standard business hours, starting as soon as possible, and could last until the end of December 2017.

To express interest please visit the Career Section of www.h-gac.com at http://www.h-gac.com/ and search for Internship opportunities.