Geography & GIScience Internships

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 ggis-advisor@illinois.edu for more information.

Internship Announcements

American Geographical Society

Argonne National Laboratory
Due 2/01 for summer, 8/01 for fall, 11/30 for spring

Association of American Geographers

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

Central Intelligence Agency
Due 10/15 or 11/1 for summer

City of Naperville, IL
Due March 15th

Environmental Systems Research Institute (esri)

Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Forest Preserve District of Will County


Illinois Department of Transportation

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Governor's Environmental Corps

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Institute of Government and Public Affairs - Wolff Memorial Internship

Lake County, IL GIS Internship

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens

Virginia Space Grant Consortium NASA Langley Research Center
Applications due February 9th.

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
Applications due January 18th

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Nature Conservancy

National Geographic Society

Resources for the Future
Due in February for summer

Smithsonian Institute

Student Conservation Association


U.S. Department of Agriculture Environmental Reporting Service (ERS)
Deadline February 6th

U.S. Department of Energy
Due 12/31 for summer

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of State
Due March 2nd

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Intelligence Community - NGA Student programs
(Apply in Fall due to duration of background checks)

Village of Lombard, IL