Looking for UW Intern to work on the Great Elephant Census

Are you a “data geek” who loves wildlife?

The Great Elephant Census is looking for a UW undergraduate or graduate intern.  This project is designed to provide accurate and up-to-date data about the number and distribution of African elephants by using standardized aerial surveys of tens of hundreds of thousands of square miles. Dozens of researchers flying in small planes will capture comprehensive observational data of elephants and elephant carcasses.

They are currently looking for people to process all of the data they have collected so far.  Interns should have most or all of the following qualifications.

– Knowledge of Excel  – a lot of the work will be review and manipulation of spreadsheets.
– Sufficient concern about the work to motivate a high level of attention to detail
– Familiarity with SQL databases and moving data between Excel and SQL databases.
– GIS skills – working with shapefiles, gps data, visualization with QGIS. PostGIS.

If you are interested in this research opportunity, please contact Ed Lazowska (lazowska@cs.washington.edu) or Oren Etzioni (etzioni@cs.washington.edu).



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