The Department of Geological Sciences is committed to helping students get the most from their opportunities outside the academic environment, such as Internships. Some internship positions are non-paying. However, the on-the-job learning experience from an internship may still yield positive dividends. Generally, students, who have worked as Interns, have gotten jobs sooner and higher pay than students, who have not done internships.
Opportunities can be found all over! As a Geology student you will receive emails from time to time from one or more of our faculty members with Internship opportunities. You can scan the internet for internships. You can ask your fellow students, faculty, friends, and family if they know a company or office that might be looking for interns. As a student, you are in a unique position to approach anyone about doing an internship.
Photos of Recent Geology Student Interns
Isaac Bukoski – Intern as a Back Country Natural Resource Technician for the Student Conservation Association in the Fall of 2015 and USGS Intern at the New England Water Science Center, Cape Cod, MA in the Summer of 2016. Isaac is currently pursuing a M.S. in Geosciences at University of Colorado at Boulder.
Caitlin Casar – USGS Intern on the Deepwater Project studying deep sea canyons east of Charleston, SC. Caitlin is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences at Northwestern University.
Here are links for possible internships for Geology Students.
Geological Society of America
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the national Science Foundation
Internships with NASA
National Park Service
Internships in Oil and Gas
Anadarko Oil and Gas
Geology Students Looking for Internships in Oil and Gas
Geology Internships Abroad
Blue Print Earth