- A broad
range of internship opportunities exist for geoscience
students. Many of the best options rest with federal government
agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey, the National
Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the
Bureau of Land Management, the Federal Emergency Management
Agency, and the National Weather Service. State government
agencies, including geological survey and environmental/resource
management divisions, also offer a number of internship
possibilities. See the Geography
Internships page for additional information on relevant
so how do I get one? Here are some tips to securing a
good internship. First, you need to take the initiative.
You can certainly rely on faculty members, fellow students,
and the Career Center staff to help you, but ultimately
you have to locate and apply for the internship
you want. That said, you should also consult with your
advisor or other geography faculty members. Lastly, explore
the on-line resources on careers and internships located
on the Geography
Internships page. If you come in and complain about
not having an internship, you aren't doing your part.
So browse the web, visit the Career Center, talk to your
professors, and take some ownership in this process. An
internship has great potential to jump-start a career,
and isn't that what you want?
completing the major may go on to careers in environmental
management, natural disaster preparation and recovery,
emergency management, science education, and geospatial
technology, or graduate school in geoscience, physical
geography, or geology.