Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
The Travelers Internship Program provides qualified students an excellent paid opportunity to gain first-hand business experience, receive valuable on-the-job training, and take a 10 week journey to discover if one of the many opportunities in the Insurance industry including the growing field leveraging geospatial within business intelligence is right for you.
Looking for robust experience in cutting-edge mapping and analytics projects in the field of geospatial? We are looking to fill our Geospatial intern class for the summer of 2019. The successful candidate will assist on an innovative geospatial collaborative Property & Casualty insurance initiative. Candidates should have proficiency with basic GIS concepts for data downloading, review, and compiling, metadata creation and editing, as well as spatial analysis to generate new data sets.
How can students interface with Geospatial at Travelers?
This position will provide exposure to a wide variety of GIS datasets, offering a unique experience to work hands on with experienced analytical team members to see the GIS data put into action. In addition to some great work experiences, the Business Intelligence & Geospatial program office will assign a Mentor, Peer Advisor, a summer training curriculum that focuses on business acumen, technical skills, as well; as exposure to leadership and transition from school to the workplace. In additional to enterprise events for over 300 Travelers interns, there will be a number of summer programming for the Business Intelligence & Analytic (BI&A) community interns including a speaker series, workshops, presentations, and networking events.
This 10-12 week paid position is expected to begin on June 2019.
Opportunities are available in both Hartford, Conn. and St. Paul, Minn.
Coursework from an accredited college or university with major focus in:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Candidates will have 1- 2 years of experience with GIS principles and practices in a college setting
Experience with the ESRI ArcGIS suite of software products 10.x is required.
Knowledge of basic geography principles is preferred.
Good analytical and profiling skills, some basic statistical knowledge.
Hands on experience with text files, Excel sheets, Databases
Good written and communication skills.
Rising senior in college in good junior standing with at preferred GPA of 3.2 or better.
Proficiency in open source GIS mapping software and platforms required; proficiency in PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Python or other programming languages strongly preferred but not required
Background in computer science, math, geography, statistics, international development, and /or other relevant field
Experience with database management
Strong research capabilities
High familiarity with acquiring, cleaning, and modifying geospatial data
Interested in web mapping applications, design, and software development
Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
Creative and flexible; comfortable working on a small team with limited supervision
Fast learner; willingness to take on projects outside the scope of work
Enthusiastic, motivated team player
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