Geospatial Technician Internship Program - Summer 2024



Job Description

Who We Are

SAM is the nation’s largest combined geospatial solutions and inspection service provider in the industry. We use the industry’s most advanced software and hardware for collecting and analyzing complex spatial data across a wide range of markets and scientific disciplines. Our national reach, expertise, and applied technologies uniquely equip us to capture physical environments from coast to coast — delivering practical insights and high-quality spatial data with unrivaled speed and accuracy.

Your Impact at SAM

  • Responsible for assisting certified photogrammetrists and mapping professionals plan, process, calibrate, analyze, adjust, or otherwise convert geospatial data in the form of LiDAR or imagery into aerial mapping products including planimetric and topographic maps
  • Daily processing of geospatial data, including evaluating accuracy and sufficiency, and ensuring compliance to applicable project and industry standards related to aerial mapping products
  • Classification of LiDAR point clouds
  • Compilation of mapping features from LiDAR point clouds or stereo imagery
  • Importing geospatial products in PLS-CADD
  • Modeling geospatial data in time and space using ArcGIS

What You Bring to SAM

  • Qualified candidates are undergraduate students or early career professionals enrolled in a program related to GIS, Survey, or related geospatial field
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Knowledge of CAD, LiDAR Classification, and GIS tools
  • Desire and willingness to learn more about the Surveying industry and its technology 
  • Strong math and computer skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Our Perks

  • Join a rewarding internship where you'll gain practical skills, work on diverse projects, and contribute to shaping the world around us
  • We'll pair you with our expert professionals to mentor and teach you the technical skills for success 
  • Show off your SAM pride with some SAM swag given the first day our your internship 
  • Have lunch with SAM's CEO/COO for a Q&A to learn more about SAM as a company and how to advance in your career
  • Embrace professional growth by attending catered Lunch and Learns with industry-leading experts throughout your internship 
  • Opportunity to win a hefty $4,000 dollar scholarship by participating in our end of year intern project - enhancing your leadership, problem-solving, and presentation skills
  • Opportunity to work part-time after internship 

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for eleven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!



SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.  SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.