Internship Opportunity

Data Research and GIS Intern at Open Development Cambodia

Position: Local Data Researcher and GIS Intern (2 positions)
Reports to: Program and Content Manager
Coordinates with: Data Research & GIS Coordinator and Data Research & GIS Officer

Job Summary

Internship at Open Development Cambodia (ODC) lasts for 3-6 months and is designed for students and recent graduates interested in Geographic Information System (GIS). He/She will work closely with the GIS and Mapper team at Open Development Cambodia (ODC) in full time or part-time to conduct Data research and Geographic Information System in charge of finding public domain data for internal use and publishing.

Key responsibilities

  • Under administrative guidance from Data research and GIS coordinator and Data research GIS officer for research projects and assume primary responsibility for data collection, organization, documentation, and cleaning.
  • Confer with ODC mapper team to develop new maps for upload, spatial data, and graphical representations, as assigned, applying ODC research, mapping, and editorial standards in English and Khmer.
  • Review public domain documents such as sub-decree, royal gazette, research reports, and news reports, and other public domain documents for data collection and archiving.
  • Maintain an orderly file management system.
  • Scan data entry and georeferenced maps.
  • Extract data from closed sources that are useful to the organization.
  • Maintain existing maps digitizing and update maps on publicly available data and ensure compliance with ODC protocol, workflow, and standards.
  • Identify technical problems and cooperate to solve them.
  • Participating in group meetings; possibly presenting data or preparing for others to present.
  • Participate in outreach and capacity building events, as assigned.
  • Regular study of research standards and current programs (Quantum GIS, data visualization, etc).
  • Perform other tasks, as needed or requested.

Qualification requirements

  • University degrees and undergraduate is required; preferably in land management and land administration, agriculture, forestry, environmental science, or other relevant areas with an emphasis on quantitative studies.
  • Cambodian nationals.
  • English and Khmer Unicode typing skills.
  • Good at web research skills.
  • Basic experience with data cleaning and processing tools such as Google Spreadsheet, Excel Onlineocr.
  • Basic understanding of fundamentals in mapping, cartography, spatial analysis, and geospatial data management with proven experience with ArcGIS, QGIS, and web-based mapping applications.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Benefit packages

  • Monthly stipend: USD 100 to USD 150.
  • Hands-on experience in a real working environment.
  • Working with other interns and volunteers from overseeing.
  • Letter of recommendation for scholarships and employment, upon request.

Deadline: 5 July 2020 at midnight time

Application instruction: Interested candidates, please submit a recent CV and Cover Letter. Applications will be accepted by the only email via Women are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further interview. For more detailed information, please contact

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