The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has launched the USGIF Career Center as a way to help individuals in the GEOINT community find job and internship opportunities, and also for organizations to reach qualified candidates. The center launched just after USGIF’s annual job fair, which was held Jan. 9, at the Hyatt Regency Dulles.
“The goal of the USGIF Career Center is to create a pipeline of prospective students, interns and professionals to fill both internships and open positions within geospatial organizations,” says Bill Allder III, USGIF’s senior membership development manager. “Sitting at the crux of academia, industry and government, USGIF is uniquely qualified to connect the geospatial workforce with geospatial employers.”
Last year, USGIF surveyed its organizational and individual members to determine whether they would find value in a USGIF-hosted career center for the GEOINT community and received overwhelmingly positive results. The career center allows individuals to browse available job and internship openings and upload their résumés for employers to proactively search. Hiring organizations are able to post internship and job opportunities as well as review prospective applicant résumés.
USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges.