Undergraduate Internships

Original Content Created by Heather R. Houlton (heather dot houlton at gmail dot com)

For students who are majoring in the geosciences, it's always a great idea to be open to internships! Check out the information below for some examples of what kinds of internships geoscience students can explore. These resources are for you to learn more about internship opportunities in the geosciences broadly. 

Internships at the professional societies

Private Companies

Government Agencies and Organizations

For any of the agencies listed below, we must go to USA Jobs to search for opportunities. Once there, you can select which agency to search within by typing the agency name in the search bar and selecting it under the "Agency" heading in the drop down menu. From there, you can search specific job titles, like "internship" for example. Here are some names to get your search started: 

  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • National Park Service
  • National Weather Service

Geoscience-based Job Boards

If you are getting more excited about geophysics specifically, here are some internship opportunities for you!

Check out this resource from the Geological Society of America - it's a 5-page document outlining different intern and job opportunities for geoscience students. When the time comes for you to think about applying to internships, this document could be very helpful! As you can see, one of the best ways to get an internship is to network through your professional societies. If you have the opportunity to go to a professional society meeting, we highly recommend that you do so!