Tri-State Trails GIS Intern

March 20, 2019 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Green Umbrella

Green Umbrella is seeking a GIS intern to work approximately 15-20 hours per week on its Tri-State Trails initiative starting in April. The GIS Intern will work closely with the Tri-State Trails Director to assist with our Trail Monitoring Program and manage data for our 10-county Regional Trails Plan. This is a paid internship.

About Tri-State Trails and Green Umbrella:

Tri-State Trails is an alliance of trail advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region's trail network. Tri-State Trails activates cross-sector collaboration to expand access to walkable and bikeable communities to all people. We believe that trails enhance our region's communities, resulting in healthier people and stronger economies. Our mission is to connect people and places with a regional trails network that enhances vibrancy and equity in our community. Green Umbrella is a nonprofit alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of the Greater Cincinnati Region by driving collaborative efforts through member organizations and individuals. Green Umbrella facilitates collaboration among over 200 area non-profits, businesses, educational institutions, and governmental entities focused on the environmental aspects of sustainability. Our vision is to have our region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the U.S. by 2020.


Green Umbrella is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for the outdoors as well as an interest in environmental sustainability. The position requires basic understanding of ArcGIS, a strong work ethic, data management skills, and attention to detail. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as with a supervisor. 

About the Position:

This internship with Green Umbrella provides a chance to learn more about both the nonprofit sector and environmental sustainability efforts within the Greater Cincinnati region, with a specific focus on active transportation, outdoor recreation, and trails. This is a paid internship with a stipend of $750per month. Interns will work on average of 15-20 hours per week. Schedule can generally be flexible. The intern will work out of the Green Umbrella office in Madisonville and frequently visit trails around our 10-county service area. There will be some evening and weekend hours required.


  • Deploy automated trail counters on trails around Greater Cincinnati

  • Collect and manage data from automated trail counters

  • Manage Regional Trails Plan data to ensure data integrity

  • Research community plans and historical data to incorporate in Regional Trails Plan

  • Collect and assemble data for trail access points, amenities, and other relevant data layers

  • Assist in maintaining Regional Trails Plan data in ArcGIS online

General Responsibilities:

  • Data entry for contact databases and online calendar as needed

  • Represent Green Umbrella and Tri-State Trails at community events (e.g. staffing table or booth) as needed

  • Answer Green Umbrella office phones

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume (with applicable experience) to, with “Tri-State Trails GIS Internship” in the email subject line.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 5, 2018. No phone calls please.

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