Esri Australia - Use of GIS for Bushfire Project

External opportunities: These internships are not automatically approved for course credit as we do not have a formal agreement with the host organisations. They are considered as self-sourced internships and if they meet the requirements for project content, learning outcomes, safety, etc they can be considered for credit.

If you negotiate a self-sourced internship, email to enquire about credit. Contact us as soon as possible so we can assess the internship requirements, and enrolment in the internship course (eg SCNC 3000) arranged for credit. Include this information in your email: Name of Host organisation; Address of Host organisation; Title of project; Description of project and your duties; Clearances required; Host Supervisor contact details: name, address, email address and phone number; Number of units; Intended session/year of internship eg. Semester 1, 2021.

Internship type

Approved by the College


For credit




As the market leader in the nation’s $2.1 billion GIS industry, Esri Australia uses the world’s most advanced mapping and analytics technology to identify opportunities and solve challenges – from supporting the Australian bushfire crisis, to helping authorities understand COVID-19. Over the past four decades, we’ve have built a strong track record of achievement, earning the trust of the nation’s most progressive government agencies and commercial enterprises.

We currently employ more than 200 of the country’s brightest professionals from a range of disciplines including business analytics, cartography, environmental science, software development, information technology and surveying. Our company is headquartered in Brisbane with offices around the nation.

We are currently looking for an undergraduate student from ANU to undertake an internship in our Canberra office. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to real world projects while receiving mentoring from our experienced experts. You’ll also be in a position to build your skills using the ArcGIS platform and have a front row seat to how GIS technology is making a difference in some of the country’s most important initiatives.


Project: Use of GIS for Bushfire Assessment, Recovery and Mitigation

  • Internship Availability: Semester 2, 2020
  • Internship Discipline: Science; Geographic Information Systems
  • Internship Level: Undergraduate 2nd or 3rd year
  • Available to International Students: No
  • Preferred Project Skills:
    • GIS
    • Environment
  • Clearances Required: N/A
  • Host Supervisors:
    • Gary Wood (0407 952 714)
    • Ian Handley (0458 644 780)
    • Josiah Poyitt (0438 189 447)
  • Location:
    • Esri Australia Canberra Office
    • Level 1, 29 Bougainville St
    • Manuka ACT 2603


The intern will spend time in three areas:

Area Tasks and activities Owner
Business Development
  • Client research
  • Client planning and strategy
  • Selected client meetings and discussions
  • Sales meetings
  • Introduction to Enterprise Sales
  • Pre-Sales (Katherine)
Gary Wood
Training and Enablement
  • Attend courses
  • Provide quality control and feedback on new training offerings prior to ‘go-live’
  • Assist in Adoption Program scoping and development
Ian Handley
Professional Services
  • Shadow a consultant
  • Provide reach back support for basic tasks
  • Assist in scoping activities (when appropriate)
  • Introduction to the concept of GIS services
Josiah Poyitt


Esri Australia - Use of GIS for Bushfire Project - Sem 2 2020

Applications open

9am 8 April 2020

Applications close

5pm 21 May 2020


Internship course convenor


The application process differs depending on whether the placement is advertised or you find it yourself.