Friday, October 20, 2017

Bellevue GIS Internships Benefit Village, Students

Each year, the Village of Bellevue looks to hire local college interns actively pursuing degrees in public administration, economic development, geographic information systems (GIS), as well as other aspects of municipal operations. This fall, the Village has recruited two GIS interns to assist with data collection and mapping for the Community Development, Public Works, and Parks, Recreation and Forestry Departments. In exchange for this assistance, the interns receive valuable real-world experience and references which will help them progress in their chosen field of study or work upon graduation.

Tim Hennig, GIS/IT Manager, stated, "Having interns work for the Village of Bellevue has provided the organization the resources needed to help complete various projects and tasks that normally would be delayed. There are so many benefits to these internships, the biggest of which is that it infuses enthusiasm, but also provides a fresh perspective on existing and/or future technologies."

The Village of Bellevue would like to thank its current GIS interns for their contributions to the organization. Pictured above are GIS interns Haley Mader (left) and Amy Bartel (right). Haley is a UW-Green Bay student majoring in Public Administration and is volunteering her services for course credit. She is assisting with the development of facility GIS digitizing and collecting GPS data for Village-owned trees. Amy is an NWTC Civil Engineering Technology student (she also graduated from UW-Eau Claire). She is assisting with development, maintaining, and training internal staff on the uses of the Village's GIS systems. Amy has also previously assisted the Public Works and Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Departments with GPS data collection.

The Village of Bellevue posts internship opportunities on its website throughout the year. Please visit and click on "Jobs" for more information.