Internships Opportunities are listed in the order we receive them, with most recent at the top.  In an effort to help guide you as to what opportuntiies are out there to be watching for, we will flag outdated posts but will leave them on this page for you to review.

Please Note:  While every effort is made to keep this page updated, we cannot guarantee that any opportunity listed below will remain exactly as first posted. Please also watch closely for deadlines dates.  If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please visit that website or contact that group for their most up-to-date information.

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Specific Internship Opportunities:

Altavian: This is a great opportunity to step foot into the world of Unmanned Aerial Systems, photogrammetry and remote sensing technologies. Altavian currently has a Geospatial Analyst 12-Week Internship available. Qualified applicants who successfully complete the program may have the opportunity to convert to a full time position. Please see this form for full information.

AgReserves, Inc: AgReserves, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, is hiring a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern.  Please see this form for full information.

Tata Chemicals: Tata Chemicals, Soda Ash Operation (Surface Plants) at Green River, Wyoming, is looking for summer interns in the area of environmental science (background in hydrology). If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Dr. Ford ASAP, and he will forward your name and resume to the plant manager, a WSU Geoscience alumnus. For full information about this opportunity, please click hereDEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

Department of Environmental Quality: Salt Lake County is hiring for an internship position within the Department of Environmental Quality.  Please click here for a full job description. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

Forest Service Internships for Credit:  The Forest Service is looking to hire 3 interns (Climate Change Aide, Sustainable Operations Aide, and Customer Service Aide) to work for the USDA Forest Service in the Ogden Office. Selected interns can earn credits in GEO 4890. Please see this form for full information. Deadline to Apply is April 6. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

NASA Summer Internship Opportunity:  NASA is looking for qualified geology undergraduates to spend 8 weeks this summer working with NASA-funded scientists on their research. Students' will receive a stipend, and their transportation and cost-of-living expenses will be covered.  Students with GIS skills are particularly needed.  Full information is located here. Please contact with any questions. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

Summer Internships: 
Freeport-McMoran, a global corporation focused on natural resource exploration, extraction, and processing, has postings for a number of Geology Internships and Environmental Internships for summer 2015. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

Geology Internship Opportunity with Barrick Gold Corporation: The application process for this excellent Summer 2015 internship position is now open.  Barrick Gold Corporation is focused on being the best gold mining company in the world. It’s a top-tier global company committed to the highest standards in every aspect of its business. Founded in 1983, Barrick has operating mines, projects and exploration activities around the world. This internship is located in Elko, NV and is the same internship that recent graduate, Julie Taylor, worked last summer.  To apply click hereDEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

Environmental Engineering Internship Opportunity with Barrick Gold Corporation:  Barrick Gold Corporation has also opened the application process for an environmental engineering internship position.  You can apply for this opportunity hereDEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

STEPPE Graduate Student Internship Opportunities – Summer 2014: STEPPE is a new consortium developed to champion support for research and education and to facilitate the development of integrated, collaborative projects for sedimentary geologists, stratigraphers, paleontologists, geochronologists, geochemists, and modelers who make up the community of researchers on the sedimentary crust. All internship positions are for ten weeks during the summer. Position start and end dates are negotiable.  Interns must make their own travel and housing arrangements. Compensation is in the form of a stipend, in the amount of $4,600. For details on how to apply go to:  DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

Quality Control Technician Intern: Great Salt Lake Minerals (Compass Minerals) is looking to fill a Quality-Control Technician/Intern Position.For full information please visit this page.  Position closes April 1, 2104. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

Pathways Student Intern: The Tongass National Forest is currently looking for qualified individuals to fill a Pathways Student Intern, Physical Science (Trainee) GS-1399-4 position.  This is a Supervisor’s Office position located in the Recreation, Lands, Minerals, Wilderness, and Heritage staff area with a duty station of Thorne Bay, Alaska. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please complete the attached outreach response form and send it by close of business March 19, 2014. For additional information on this position, please contact the position’s supervisor, Forest Geologist, Jim Baichtal, at(907)828-3248, or jbaichtal@fs.fed.usDEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates will take place May 29th - August 5th, 2014. This year's theme is "Analyzing Global Databases. Applicants should have an interest in conducting research in the Earth or ocean sciences. The Marine Geoscience Data System group at Lamont provides a freely-available tool called GeoMapApp that allows the exploration and visualization of global data sets.  With GeoMapsApp, users can create custom maps and grids, import their own data sets and grids, and explore and visualize a wide range of global data sets.  The program features a hands-on research project under the supervision of a Columbia-affiliated scientits, special lectures, workshops and fieldtrips, free housing in an air-conditioned Columbia dormitory, and a 10-week stipend of $5,000.  For more information and to view the listing of advisors and projects, please visit their site located here.  The deadline for this application is March 15th, 2014. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

Philadelphia Fellowship Opportunity: Now in its third year, Azavea’s Summer of Maps program will open for student applications on Wednesday, February 26, and we're inviting you to participate. Summer of Maps offers $5,000 fellowships to students to perform geographic data (GIS) analysis and visualization in support of the social missions of non-profit organizations. You have until Sunday, March 16 to apply. If you are selected, you’ll work with our mentors to improve your GIS skills and implement a nonprofit’s project over a three-month period this summer.While you need to be able to work in Philadelphia for the summer, this is open to any student enrolled with an accredited college or university in the United States as of April 2014. The application will be available at starting February 26, and the deadline to apply is Sunday, March 16, 2014. For more information please email or visit www.azavea.comDEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.
GeoCorps America: GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America , in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service.  The program offers paid short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world.Read the experiences of those who have participated in the past.  GeoCorpsproject areas include geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping and GIS, minerals, soils, glaciology, geo-hazards, karst, education, interpretation, and more.  For more information, please visit their site hereDEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only 

SOARS Program: Research Internship in Climate and Weather – SOARS Program: SOARS is a summer research internship for students interested in the atmospheric and related sciences at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (Boulder,CO). SOARS seeks to involve students from groups that are historically under-represented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.  Application deadline: Feb 01, 2014. To apply, please go to  DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only. 

RESESS: Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS)Internship Program: RESESS is an 11-week paid internship program based in Boulder, Colorado, in  which interns do summer research on a project of interest to them with a scientist at UNAVCO [, the University of Colorado, the U. S.Geological Survey, or from other scientific institutions in the Boulder/Foothills area. This program is intended to increase diversity in the geoscience workforce by supporting students from underrepresented groups on their path to graduate school and the technical workforce, and encourages applications from Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and disabled Americans. Please visit the RESESS website and go to our APPLY and FAQ web pages for more information. Application Deadline: February 1, 2014. To apply, please go  Questions: resess@unavco.orgDEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.

IRIS: Internship in Seismology and Geophysics – IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program: Are you a physics, geoscience or math major interested in working in on an exciting Earth science project? If so, consider applying to the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program. Research projects vary annually but include the full spectrum of seismological specialties… earthquakes and hazards at the crust, to deep Earth studies of the core. Benefits include assistance locating housing, a competitive weekly stipend, travel and lodging at the orientation week, travel to and from your summer research location, funding for all field costs, and full funding to present your research at the 2014 Fall AGU meeting. Application Deadline - February 01, 2014.  To apply or get more info, please visit this site. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only. 

Box Elder County: The Box Elder County GIS Department is currently seeking a qualified intern to assist with upcoming projects. Details and information are on this website. This is a great opportunity to get a foot in the door in the growing field of GIS, and looks great on a resume. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; this remains posted for informational purposes only.