Savannah Tree Foundation
About the Role
Help the Savannah Tree Foundation update its canopy assessment and tree planting maps! As a GIS intern, you will work closely with Savannah Tree’s Field Manager to identify and map the locations of the 4,000+ trees we have planted across the county in our 37-year history. You will also work with satellite imagery to update our data on Chatham County’s tree canopy coverage. Both maps will help the Savannah Tree Foundation identify areas of need in our region and plan upcoming tree planting efforts. GIS experience is preferred, but not required. This position is best suited for a student interested in environmental studies, mapping, or database management.
How We're Advancing Equity:
Savannah Tree Foundation seeks to promote environmental justice in Chatham County by planting trees and advocating for a healthy urban forest across the region, including in our low-wealth communities. We see trees as an integral part of creating equitable streets, neighborhoods, and cities. We believe all people have the right to benefit from the health, economic, social, and environmental impacts of trees.
Key Skills & Qualifications (if any)
Self-starter, with ability to work independently and take initiative Interest in creating and analyzing GIS data (prior experience preferred but not required) Passion for environmental and/or urban planning issues Strong interpersonal skills, able to work with our small team Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs