NRECA Careers

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

Arlington, VA

Job Description

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America’s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:

  • Top Workplace by the Washington Post 
  • 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
  • 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
  • CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
  • 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
  • Best Place to Work Award Recipient - Lincoln, NE
  • Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America
  • State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields. They are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting, constantly evolving, and requires new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance. EEO/AA- M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status/Genetic Data


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

Note: This is an intern position. You must be a rising college junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA.

NRECA is seeking an intern for analytical projects in the area of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In this role, the intern will develop a web based, dynamic GIS data display and perform demographic analysis of utility customers. Results will be used in the publication of public-facing digital cartography, economic reports that NRECA provides to its member utilities on strategic issues, and in the work of its federal government relations department.

Purpose and Mission
• Create web-focused content around mapping and visual data displays
• Identify and create dynamic, web-mapping projects to be used internally
• GIS database development and improvement on utility service territories
• Demographic analysis of utility customers
• Provide support for general GIS projects on an ad hoc basis

Requirements and Qualifications

BA/BS program or pursuing an MA/MS degree in geography, GIS, or related field degree program

• Pursuing a BS or MS degree in geography, GIS, or related field
• 12 hours of coursework in GIS. Cartography and digital mapping/cartography courses are necessary.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
• Familiarity with ArcGIS Online, commercial web mapping platforms such as MapBox or Carto
• Experience with Adobe Illustrator or other graphic design tools

This is an intern position.
3.0 or above GPA required and Must be a rising junior or senior
Dates: May 14th through August 3rd
Wages: $18.50 per hour