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January

National Parks Scientists-in-the-Parks (SIP)

  • Discover meaningful, career-building experiences that cultivate your potential and connection with America’s national parks.
  • 18-30 years old or Veteran up to 35.
  • Contact: sip@geosociety.org
DEVELOP NASA's Earth Science and Applied Sciences
  • DEVELOP cultivates the next generation of leaders and Earth observation users. We work with communities and organizations to address environmental and policy concerns through the practical application of NASA Earth science information.

  • DEVELOP conducts feasibility studies that bridge the gap between Earth science information and society. These projects help both participants and partners learn more about using geospatial information. Projects address priorities and concerns in nine thematic areas:  Agriculture, Climate, Disasters, Ecological Conservation, Energy, Health & Air Quality, Urban Development, Water Resources, and Wildland Fires.

Bureau of Land Management and the Geological Society of America
  • During the summer, the Geological Society of America (GSA) partners with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to support the Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistants Internship (DHA-RAI) Program. The BLM DHA-RAI Program offers rigorous geoscience opportunities through GeoCorps America. Program participants bring new and diverse viewpoints to the BLM, while working on rigorous projects designed for attracting, recruiting, and filling mission-critical and hard-to-fill occupations at the agency.

February

GSA GeoCorps™ America
  • GeoCorps™ America offers paid short-term geoscience opportunities in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. 
  • 18 years old, US citizen or permanent resident, background check, have driver's license
  • Contact: geocorps@geosociety.org
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution-Summer Student Fellowship
  • All Fellows work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results in one summer’s work. Project topics span the vast spectrum of research in ocean sciences and engineering.
  • Students who are completing their junior year and have at least a tentative interest in ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, or marine policy. Members of groups underrepresented in ocean science and engineering are encouraged to apply. 
  • Contact:  education@whoi.edu
Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)
  • Program between the 6 Woods Hole scientific institutions and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The 10-week program is designed for college juniors and seniors from underrepresented groups in marine and ocean sciences who want to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. The program consists of a four-week course in global climate change and a ten-week research project – all in the seaside village of Woods Hole.
  • Rising juniors and seniors majoring in the natural sciences who have had some coursework in oceanography, biology, or marine and/or environmental science. Applicants should have the desire to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science.  

March

None at this time.


April

SEG EVOLVE
  • SEG EVOLVE is a mentor-guided virtual internship with multidisciplinary teams to build foundational knowledge by integrating technical and commercial data for business decisions, a recipe for career success.
  • The program includes exploration workflows; subsurface characterization; economics and business management training that can be used in oil & gas exploration; carbon storage projects; and geothermal energy and other applications that require integrating geology, geophysics, petrophysics, engineering, business, and communication skills.
  • The program emphasizes global solutions for application to the world’s energy needs enabling two branches: Subsurface Characterization and Carbon Solutions.

May

None at this time.


June

None at this time.


July

None at this time.


August

NASA DEVELOP Earth Science and Applied Sciences
  • DEVELOP cultivates the next generation of leaders and Earth observation users. We work with communities and organizations to address environmental and policy concerns through the practical application of NASA Earth science information.

  • DEVELOP conducts feasibility studies that bridge the gap between Earth science information and society. These projects help both participants and partners learn more about using geospatial information. Projects address priorities and concerns in nine thematic areas:  Agriculture, Climate, Disasters, Ecological Conservation, Energy, Health & Air Quality, Urban Development, Water Resources, and Wildland Fires. 


September

US DOE Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program
  • Provides students with educational opportunities to gain real-world, hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy.
  • 18 years of age, US Citizen, GPA >2.8, STEM student, at least a sophomore, available for 10 weeks in the summer.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has several student internships.
  • Are you looking for an internship opportunity to develop your skills, enhance your career potential, and make a difference each day? As a member of NGA’s elite student workforce, you will see first-hand how your work supports national security, disaster relief, and our nation’s warfighters.

October

USGS/NAGT Cooperative Field Training Program
  • Top student in Field Camp is nominated by the faculty.
  • Nominated students apply by sending a resume, letter of interest, and transcripts to the USGS Education Office. Candidates are then matched by their coursework, skills, and interests with up to five USGS projects. Students hired through this program have continually received outstanding reviews from our managers.
  • Contact:  Dr. Kurtis Burmeister

November

The NASA Airborne Science Program announces opportunities for advanced undergraduates of STEM backgrounds to apply for the annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program. This is a paid 8-week summer internship in Earth system science (June to August).

  •  Applicants must be US Citizens.  

Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP)

  • DFP is a special hiring program the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) uses to diversify its workforce. FWS measures DFP’s success by how well they attract students to a summer Fellowship and convert them to full-time, permanent positions. Their goal is to hire all Fellows into permanent employment.
  • The DFP is for students interested in conservation careers and positions that support the FWS mission to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. In prior years, positions included work on species conservation planning, field surveys and monitoring for species, landscape-scale conservation partnerships, environmental law and policy, education and outreach, community engagement, digital communications, and other areas that support FWS’ mission.

December

DOD Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program
  •  Provides students with educational opportunities to gain real-world, hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy.
  • Minimum Requirements: 18 years of age, US Citizen, GPA >2.8, STEM student, at least a sophomore, available for 10 weeks in summer
The GeoSPACE program is a field course that focuses on planetary geology and volcanology.  This field course takes place during the summer.
  • Open to undergraduate sophomores and above, recent undergraduate graduates, and first-year graduate students.
The WVU SURE Program is a competitive program that supports WVU's strongest students in conducting research/creative work within their discipline or a related discipline under a faculty mentor. Selected students complete research at West Virginia University (WVU) for 8 weeks during the summer under the direction of a WVU faculty research mentor and a graduate or post-doctoral mentor.
  • Participating students receive a stipend and are expected to research full-time (an average of 40 hours per week or 320 hours over the course of 8 weeks). Applicants are encouraged to have already connected with a faculty research mentor upon application to the SURE program.

The EarthScope Student Careers Internship Program , formerly known as USIP, offers unique real-world work experience for undergraduate and graduate students related to the interns’ academic and career goals. Each intern is an integral member of the team and plays an important role by contributing their knowledge, skills, and abilities to specific projects at EarthScope.


Ongoing

EPA Research Opportunities

  • Applications are accepted from current students, recent graduates, and U.S. College/University faculty year-round. 
  • In order to apply to any posting, you will need to make a profile account in Zintellect.  Once your profile is made you will be able to apply for postings.

Directory of Undergraduate Research Experiences

  • Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences hosts an REU Directory.  Check back for regular updates on experiences.
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