Geography & GIScience Internships

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This list includes some of the many internship opportunities available to Geography & GIScience undergraduates. The Illinois State Geological Survey, located on the Illinois campus, supports three geography student internships each year. Internships with other state agencies including the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Water Survey, the Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield, and numerous companies and government agencies in the Chicago area become available from year to year.

Students can earn academic credit in conjunction with their internship, by enrolling in GEOG 392 - Geography & GIS Internship. Please contact for more information.

Internship Announcements

American Geographical Society (spring, summer, and fall internships)
Due 5/1 for summer, 8/15 for fall, 12/1 for spring

Argonne National Laboratory (spring, summer, and fall internships, research aides)
Due 2/01 for summer, 8/01 for fall, 11/30 for spring

Association of American Geographers (spring, summer, and fall internships)

The Carter Center (spring, summer, fall internships)
Due 3/01 for summer, 6/15 for fall, 10/15 for spring

Central Intelligence Agency (internships, summer programs)
Due 10/15 or 11/1 for summer

Environmental Systems Research Institute (esri) (spring, summer, fall internships)

Forest Preserve District of Kane County  (year-round)

Forest Preserve District of Will County (Deadline 3/25/2016)

Illinois Department of Transportation
(summer and winter non-engineering programs)

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Governor's Environmental Corps (March 7th)

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (summer internship)

Institute of Government and Public Affairs - Wolff Memorial Internship (12-month, beginning May or June)

Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internships (spring, summer, and fall sessions)
Due Feb 15 for summer, and June 15th for Fall.

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens (year-round, from 3 months to 1+ years)

Virginia Space Grant Consortium NASA Langley Research Center (summer and spring GIS internships)
Applications due February 9th.

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (summer internships)
Applications due January 18th

Natural Resources Defense Council (various internships)

The Nature Conservancy (various internships and jobs)

National Geographic Society (summer internships)

National Wildlife Federation (various internships)

Resources for the Future (summer internship)
Due in February for summer

Smithsonian Institute (various internships)

State of Illinois (summer and year-long internships)
Due February or April for summer

Student Conservation Association (various internships and summer jobs)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Environmental Reporting Service (ERS) (summer internships for Economics and Social Science students)
Deadline February 6th

U.S. Department of Energy (summer research experience)
Due 12/31 for summer

U.S. Department of the Interior (summer jobs, internships)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (summer jobs)

U.S. Geological Survey (summer jobs)