Internships

Paid and unpaid internships are often arranged between the Geography Department and local employers or government agencies. Students who participate in our internship program gain on-the-job experience which greatly enhances their post-graduation employment opportunities. Some internships develop into full-time paid positions upon graduation.

You may receive 1-6 hours undergraduate credit (GEO490) or graduate credit (GEO690) for internships. An internship with a single agency/business performing the same or similar duties can only count for 3 hours credit. A second internship with a second agency/business or with significantly new duties may count for an additional 3 hours credit. See Dr. James Leonard for more details.

Internship guidelines

Geography students have completed internships at a dizzying array of agencies and businesses, including:

  • Aurora Colorado Water, Conservation Division
  • Wayne County, WV Assessor’s Office
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
  • Steptoe-Johnson law firm, Charleston, WV (oil and gas property rights mapping)
  • WV Governor’s Internship Program (various GIS-related positions)
  • National Weather Service, Charleston, WV
  • Chesapeake Energy, Charleston, WV
  • WV Department of Highways, Huntington, WV
  • Huntington, WV Planning and Zoning Department
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
  • WOWK TV meteorology department, Huntington, WV
  • Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, Fairbanks, AK
  • WV Department of Environmental Protection, Charleston, WV
  • Putnam County, WV Planning Department
  • Charleston, WV Planning and Zoning Department
  • WV State Historical Preservation Office, Charleston, WV
  • WV Department of Highways, Charleston, WV
  • Region III Planning, Huntington, WV
  • KYOWVA Interstate Planning, Catlettsburg, KY
  • WV Health Care Authority, Charleston, WV
  • Rahall Transportation Institute, Huntington, WV
  • FIVCO Area Development District, KY

Other options for internships could include:

  • WV State Tax Department
  • Huntington, WV Parks District
  • Huntington, WV Public Works
  • Beckley, WV Public Works
  • WV State GIS Coordinator’s Office
  • WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • WV Bureau for Public Health
  • US Census Bureau, DC headquarters, check http://www.census.gov/hrd/www/jobs/student.html
  • County assessor’s offices
  • County 911 offices

Internships in GIScience

GIS Internships

Mining Engineer
Titan America, LLC, is a leading environmentally and socially progressive heavy building materials company located in the eastern United States. Titan America is part of the TITAN Group, an independent, multi-regional producer of cement and other rel...
Jun 19, 2024 2:29pm
USGS Data and Information Fellowship for International and National Assessments
USGS Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), located at Raleigh, North Carolina.The USGS mission is to monitor, analyze, and predict current and evolving dynamics of complex...
Jun 17, 2024 6:54pm
Urban Conservation and Community Fellowship Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAMIn 2024, The Conservation Fund’s Parks with Purpose program will launch the inaugural cohort of the Urban Conservation and Community Fellowship Program. The UCC Fellowship Program is aimed at identifying high-potential individuals ...
Jun 11, 2024 8:09pm
Minerals Resource Assistant Intern
Project Title: US Forest Service Minerals Resource Assistant  Project Type: In-person  Duration: 8 month internship; Flexible start date beginning in Summer of 2024.  Location: Douglas Ranger District, Douglas, Wyoming Project Background: This...
Jun 12, 2024 7:22pm
Realty Specialist Intern
Bureau of Land Management – Color Country District – Cedar City Field OfficeLength: Term of positions is 11 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wkLocation: Cedar City, UTLiving Allowance: $750.00/week ($600 Living Stipend; $150 Housing Allowance)AmeriCorps A...
Jun 11, 2024 1:12pm
Forest Service Landscape Assessment of Restoration Projects Fellowship
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.USDA Forest Service Office/Lab and Location: A fellowship opportunity is available with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) within the Northern Research Station (NRS) loca...
Jun 10, 2024 7:26pm
USDA FS Streamflow Permanence Research Fellowship
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.USDA Forest Service Office/Lab and Location: Two fellowship opportunities are available with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) within the Pacific Northwest Research St...
Jun 4, 2024 6:39pm
Yates – Public Health Fellow II (Epidemiology & Data, COVID-19)
The job posting link to this position within the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program can be found HERE: Yates – Public Health Fellow II (Epidemiology & Data, COVID-19) - Career Portal (dayforcehcm.com)Fellowship Position Specific...
May 30, 2024 5:14pm
FDA Summer Internship at Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.FDA Office and Location: Three research opportunities are available within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Gulf Coast Seafood...
May 29, 2024 7:27pm
Internship - Bio Tech
Internship - Bio Tech #PO-00800186-MEMManassas, Virginia ApplyJob Description Program Dates: 06/24/2024 – 12/20/2024 (26 Weeks) About us: The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation...
May 20, 2024 10:12pm
USFS Whitebark Pine Resilience Network Fellowship
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.USFS Office/Lab and Location: This fellowship is available at the Moscow Forestry Sciences Lab with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service's (USFS) Rocky Mountain Research Station...
May 17, 2024 8:28pm
Transportation/Civil Engineer Resource Assistant
Tonto National Forest – Supervisors OfficeLength: Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wkLocation: 2324 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZCompensation:$18.75/hour (pre-tax), plus $1000 monthly housing allowance (pre-tax) ($250 per week)Start D...
May 16, 2024 2:17pm
Data Management Specialist
Cibola National Forest & National GrasslandsLength: Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wkLocation: 2113 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87113Compensation:$15/hour (pre-tax), plus $1000 monthly housing allowance (pre-tax) ($250 per week)St...
May 16, 2024 2:02pm
Geospatial Intelligence and National Security Technologies Internship Fall 2024
ISW Internship Program Overview ISW is offering remote, hybrid, and in-person internships for Fall 2024. Instructions to apply for the scholarship are below.  The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) is committed to training the next generation o...
May 15, 2024 6:40pm
Reforestation Specialist Resource Assistant
Kaibab National Forest – Supervisor’s OfficeLength: Term of position is 52weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wkLocation: Supervisors Office: 800 S 6th St; Williams AZ 86046.  Part-time telework optional depending on meetings and fieldwork requirements....
May 15, 2024 5:05pm
Field Geologist/Physical Science Technician Resource Assistant
Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands– Supervisor’s Office Length: Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wkLocation: 2113 Osuna Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113Compensation: $18.75/hour (pre-tax), plus $1000 monthly housing allowanc...
May 15, 2024 4:17pm
USAEC Cultural Resources Internship
Reference CodeArmy-AEC-2024-0002DescriptionThe U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) is offering internships with the U.S. Army Cultural Resources Management (CRM) and compliance division. What will I be doing and why should I apply?As an ORISE p...
May 6, 2024 5:06pm
GIS/Science Intern
Land IQ, LLC is seeking a GIS/Science Intern in its Sacramento, California office for a minimum of a 3-month internship. This position is expected to be full time (40 hours per week).The successful Intern candidate will be responsible for working wit...
May 2, 2024 7:31pm
Environmental Scientist Intern Kansas City 2515
We are excited to share once TranSystems has been recognized as a top 100 design firm by Engineering News-Record in 2023. For more than 50 years, TranSystems has committed to a mission of performing engineering and architectural planning, design, and...
May 2, 2024 6:28pm
EPA Fellowship in Nature based ecosystem services in Ag and Floodplain Systems
*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research training opportunity is currently available at the Envi...
Apr 30, 2024 7:25pm
EPA Fellowship in Geospatial Data Science - Carbon Storage and Sequestration in Wetlands and Upland Forests
*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available at the Environmental Prote...
Apr 23, 2024 6:36pm
Civil Engineering Project Intern
About UsGroundbreaker. Game changer. Pioneer. TRC has long set the bar for clients who require more than just engineering, combining science with the latest technology to devise innovative solutions that stand the test of time. From pipelines to pow...
Apr 22, 2024 4:18pm
Internship - Botany
Program Dates: 06/03/2024 - 11/10/2024About us:The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, mar...
Apr 8, 2024 6:22pm
EPA Fellowship in Spatial Analyses for StreamCat Watershed and National Nutrient Data
*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research training opportunity is available at the Environment...
Apr 8, 2024 6:07pm
EPA Fellowship in Regional Global Change Research
*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available at the Environmental Prote...
Apr 2, 2024 8:25pm
Invasive Plant Management Intern
Position Dates: 05/06/2024 - 09/22/2024About us: The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, ...
Apr 2, 2024 4:54am
Biological Program Support Member at Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge
SummaryAmerican Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is seeking one Biological Program Support Member to contribute to biological surveys and conservation projects alo...
Mar 21, 2024 2:50pm
Habitat Restoration Support Members - Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
Habitat Restoration Support Members  - Quivira National Wildlife RefugeSummaryAmerican Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is seeking TWO Habitat Restoration Support ...
Mar 11, 2024 10:12pm
Archeology CRDIP Archeology Member - Colonial National Historical Park and the Northeast Archeological Resources Program
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is seeking an Archeology Member to assist in the project partnershi...
Mar 11, 2024 6:19pm
Engineering Summer Help
Job Description:ENGINEERING SUMMER HELPEngineering Technician, Assistant to the City Engineer and/or City Engineer FUNCTION OF JOBPerforms basic sub-professional engineering task to include surveying, Computer Aided Design (CAD) drafting, or Geograp...
Feb 29, 2024 10:19pm
GIS Specialist
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking one member to contribute to GIS projects alongside National Park Service staff in the Land Resources Division.About B...
Feb 28, 2024 9:56pm
Conservation Specialist Intern (3 locations )
Title: Conservation InternSalary Range: $12.00 hourHeadquarters: Martinsburg, WV, McMechen, Moorefield Submit Resume to: cshreve@wvca.usSee posting on WVCA Careers Tab or Indeed Announcement closes: March 12, 2024FLSA Classification: Non-ExemptNatu...
Feb 27, 2024 7:41pm
CRDIP Cultural Resources GIS Member - Fire Island National Seashore
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is seeking a Cultural Resources GIS Member to assist in the managem...
Feb 16, 2024 10:24pm
CRDIP Archeology Member - Colonial National Historical Park and the Northeast Archeological Resources Program
American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is seeking an Archeology Member to assist in the project partnershi...
Feb 15, 2024 10:13pm
Civil/Conveyance Intern - Summer 2024
Many of the world’s top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community’s interaction with water a bit differently—as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictiona...
Feb 8, 2024 12:14am
HHS 2024 Summer Indian Health Service Internship
Description*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. To hear more about the opportunity, listen to the Featurecast podcast at Heart for public service: Apply for the Indian Health Service … (blubrry.com). HHS Office and Location: HHS O...
Feb 5, 2024 8:28pm
CRDIP Cultural Resources Member - Cuyahoga Valley National Park
CRDIP Cultural Resources Member - Cuyahoga Valley National ParkAmerican Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is s...
Feb 1, 2024 9:58pm
Coconino Wilderness/Wildlife Intern - Flagstaff, AZ
Title: Coconino Wilderness/Wildlife Intern (1 position) Start/End Date: April 23, 2024 – October 19, 2024 (anticipated)Stipend: $400 per week living stipend + $200 housing stipend +Education Award.Term: 26 weeks, full timeReports To: Forrest...
Jan 30, 2024 5:30pm
Engineering Intern - Summer 2024
Join a team that has been partnering with our clients for more than 100 years to improve the quality of life around the world. When it comes to energy generation and transformation as well as water storage and conveyance projects, we design with the ...
Jan 26, 2024 9:05pm
Climate Action Virtual/Remote Internship
Climate ActionThe Climate Action team at Seaside Sustainability focuses on developing and implementing impactful climate adaptation and mitigation projects locally, nationally, and globally. Using the latest climate science and international sustaina...
Jan 24, 2024 5:58pm
Environmental Justice Team Virtual/Remote Internship
Environmental JusticeThe Environmental Justice department focuses on advancing Seaside’s environmental initiatives through the inclusion of historically disinvested regions to share resources, information, and opportunities to increase community re...
Jan 24, 2024 5:55pm
Invasive Species Member – Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District
SummaryAmerican Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is seeking one Invasive Species Member  to work alongside Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Staff, interns...
Jan 24, 2024 5:15pm
Invasive Species Member – Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuges
SummaryAmerican Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is seeking one Invasive Species Member  to contribute to work alongside Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife...
Jan 24, 2024 4:58pm
Invasive Species Member – Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuges
SummaryAmerican Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is seeking one Invasive Species Member  to contribute to work alongside Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife...
Jan 24, 2024 4:34pm
Invasive Species Member - Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
Invasive Species Member - Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife RefugeSummary:American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is seeking 1 Member to contribute to in...
Jan 19, 2024 4:24pm
USFS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Modeling Hydrological Outcomes of Stream and Valley-floor Restoration
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and this opportunity will remain open until filled.USFS Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS), Pacific ...
Oct 5, 2023 9:37pm
Electric Engineering Co-op Student
Position includes assisting Electrical Distribution Engineer in daily activities including, but not limited to the following:Line Staking and overhead/underground primary line maintenance and extensions. GIS/mapping system updates. Substation mainten...
Jul 19, 2023 3:29pm

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