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Summer Intern GIS Analyst - London

(Geographic Information System)

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Jacobs across the UK is committed to early careers and in 2018 launched a new internship programme in several of its offices. This new programme is aimed towards undergraduates who are either currently studying for or have completed a principal degree and have a gap before starting a postgraduate course.


About us.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

The role is required to work alongside members of the Geospatial team within Digital Solutions, and undertake tasks with a range of data capture, analysis, visualisation and compliance technologies. In doing so, you will provide critical input to delivering projects on time and budget.

With exposure to an expanding range of market sectors and an extensive knowledge pool, you will deliver dynamic, innovative solutions to internal and external clients by thinking both logically and creatively.



  • Currently enrolled in penultimate year studying for a degree in a relevant subject (e.g. GIS, Geography, Computer Sciences) or due to complete undergraduate degree this academic year and intend to then start a postgraduate course
  • Working knowledge of desktop GIS software, ideally ESRI ArcGIS
  • Experience of performing analysis on raw data to produce visual (e.g. maps & graphs) or tabular outputs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of and experience using UK spatial data (e.g. Ordnance Survey & environmental data published by public bodies)
  • High level of creativity and ability to solve problems
  • Strong attention to detail.


  • Ability to automate tasks (e.g. Python, R or other scripting language, ArcGIS ModelBuilder etc)
  • An understanding of UK environmental GIS work (e.g. Environmental Impact Assessments)
  • Exposure to Web GIS platforms & GIS Web Services
  • Some knowledge of CAD or experience of using CAD data
  • Knowledge of metadata and metadata standards
  • Knowledge/Experience of using mobile GIS for surveys/data collection.

You will join us in the summer period and join our community of interns under our programme called Jacobs Campus. This programme will allow you to work with a mentor who will work with you in identifying areas of learning so that when you leave you have a portfolio of learning experiences to make reference to. There will also be opportunities to network through your community and other networks across Jacobs in various experiences that will be on offer general aspirations as a recognised inclusive and diverse employer.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.


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Job ID Number: BI 0008C0
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Summer
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Information Technology

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