International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in GIS for Development and Environment (GISDE)


International Development, Community and Environment

Chief Instructor

Jie Tian


The objective of the report is to introduce and discuss my internship at the Center for Health and Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in Boston, MA. The internship lasted four months from the middle of May to the middle of September, with 15 hours each week. My tasks included geocoding, developing GIS-calculated variables, data visualization/mapping and documentation. Creation of variables was vital as it included air quality data, land use map, greenness (NDVI), roads data as well as parks data.

I am happy that I have a chance to work under a professional environmental with talented students and professors. I gained quantities of knowledge about both geospatial data and non-geospatial data. Overall, I am very satisfied with my summer internship, and I encourage everyone who is interested in public health to apply for internships like this.



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