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Careers, Internships, and Graduate Studies
There are numerous professional and career opportunities available to alumni and current students of our department's programs. Scroll down for opportunities which have recently come to the attention of individual faculty members. Please check back periodically for updates.
For additional information regarding the Geography Department's Internship Program, the minimum qualifications, and associated requirements, please contact:
Dr. Fritz C. Kessler, Internship Director
230 Gunter Hall
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD 21532
Office Phone: (301) 687-4266
Departmental Phone: (301) 687-4369
Departmental Fax: (301) 687-4495
General Career & Internship Sites
Geography Jobs www.geographyjobs.com
GeoScience Jobs www.earthworks-jobs.com
GIS Jobs Clearinghouse www.gjc.org
GIS Jobs www.gisjobs.com
GIS Careers http://giscareers.com
GIS Lounge www.gislounge.com
Geo Jobs www.geojobs.com
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning www.acsp.org
Environmental Jobs www.ecoemploy.com
[This wesbite lists jobs with non-profits and government]
USA Jobs www.usajobs.opm.gov
[Lists openings in the Federal government]
Indeed www.indeed.com [general job bank]
Mapping Sciences Focus
Basic background on careers in the Mapping Sciences.
Nature: Mapping Opportunities: An overview of careers in the Mapping Sciences. Many good links to other mapping-related organizations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Provides a summary of the job forecast for those pursing a career in the mapping sciences.
A site discussing careers in Geography, what it takes to be a geographer and what you can do with a geography degree from the American Association of Geographers
A site describing various careers in the mapping sciences from the Cartography and Geographic Information Science.
A site from the Imaging and Geospatial Information Society (American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) listing career opportunities in remote sensing and geographic information science.
Organizational or Company Websites
Many of the organizations listed below have specific requirements and early deadlines for summer internship opportunities. You are encouraged to examine these web pages to make sure you understand the requirements and can meet the deadlines.
American Planning Association www.planning.org/jobs
Association of American Geographers: occasionally hires interns to help with web site production, publicity, and geographic education. Located in downtown Washington DC
Geological Society of America: positions for students and graduates
Bureau of Land Managment: has opportunities in wildlife management experiences mostly in western states
Central Intelligence Agency: a very demanding internship opportunity. Opportunities for many aspects of geography. Apply early as the security clearance takes several months.
Environmental Careers Organization: a search engine for placement in various federal government offices (USGS, EPA, NOAA, etc.) often in the Washington DC metro area
Environmental Protection Agency: jobs for graduates; competitive scholarships and fellowships for students
Student Conservation Association: paid jobs at national parks and monuments, often with fieldwork, many offer/require GIS experience, and travel opportunities
U.S Government Student Jobs: national government database for students to log on, create a resume, and search by state and city region - many government agencies fill internship positions through this database
U.S. Geological Survey: jobs for graduates; student jobs and internships across the U.S. with many opportunities in geography and earth science.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources: A listing of opportunities for internships in Maryland -- mostly in the Chesapeake Bay area.
National Geographic Society: talk to your advisor for an application packet, deadline is in the Fall for the following year
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration: an extensive listing of internship opportunities for students interested in coastal management practices
National Science Foundation Research Experiences: search for summer research opportunities in universities across the U.S.- a great opportunity if you're considering graduate school
National Security Agency: Offers many opportunities in the computer science, mathematics, and statistical realm
National Wildlife Federation: focuses on endangered species, land stewardship, and water resources
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education: geared toward undergraduate students in the sciences with practical experience in "doing" science - many opportunities for field work
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: aimed toward those students interested in wildlife and natural resource science, providing the information needed to better manage the nation's environmental resources
Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study: competitive opportunities in Washington DC's many museums for students - some limited applications to geography
U.S. Census Bureau: Has numerous opportunities for geographers, cartographers, and GIS specialists
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Some opportunities for undergraduates to apply for positions in the physical sciences
U.S. Forest Service: Opportunities for those who enjoy the outdoors and of course the woods
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Several good opportunities for geography, earth science, and EVAP majors
U.S. State Department: for those students desiring an extraordinary internship experience in the service of the United States
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection: for students interested in working in West Virginia's environment
Regional Internship Center of Southwest Pennsylvania: for students interested in applying for positions located in southwest Pennsylvania.
Western Pennsylvania Career Services Association: an organization geared toward helping students find internships in Western Pennsylvania. Holds a yearly job fair in Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh Technology Center: another site for jobs & internships specifically focusing on technology in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Environmental Consulting Services (ECS) Mid-Atlantic, Frederick MD
ECS Division 4 Field Technician, Entry Level Soil and Concrete Quality Inspection Looking for ~1+ year commitment Starting $10.00/ Hour You will receive $3,000-$5,000 in certifications, paid by ECS.
Contact Dwane Schestag: DSchestag@ecslimited.com
Graduate positions with arctrain
ArcTrain-Canada (www.arctrain.ca), a new program on processes and
impacts of climate change in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian
Arctic, is offering several funded PhD positions in Canadian
- Quantification of lateral exchanges of heat and salt between
boundary currents and the Central Labrador Sea (Dalhousie Univeristy,
- Ocean-atmosphere-ice sheet isotopic modelling and stable water
isotopes in the Laurentide and Greenland Ice Sheets (University of
- Decadal-centennial climate and ocean changes in the subpolar NW
North Atlantic during the last 2000 years (UQAM, Montreal)
- The Mid-Pliocene climate in Arctic and subarctic Canada (UQAM, Montreal)
- High resolution inter-annual climatology of the sub-polar North
Atlantic for studies of the North Atlantic Current (University of
- Forecasting future sea ice condition in the Arctic: A Lagrangian
approach (McGill University, Montreal)
- Radioactive, radiogenic and light isotope signatures of surbarctic
rivers from eastern Canada (UQAM, Montreal)
- Coupled ice and climate system modelling with a focus on high
frequency variability/instability (Memorial University of
Newfoundland, St. John's)
Visit www.arctrain.ca for more information on how to apply.
CH2M HILL is currently seeking an Environmental Project Planner. This entry-level position provides the opportunity to contribute to multi-disciplinary project teams in all phases of the execution and delivery of siting and licensing projects related to energy production and transmission. The planner will serve as a key team member working with scientists, engineers, project managers, and other project staff. The immediate need is for support of projects based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but planners based in our Oakland office often support projects throughout the western United States.
Candidates should be self-motivated professionals with a Bachelor's Degree in Urban, Regional, or Environmental Planning or a related field and with a desire to further establish themselves as professional project planner with an emphasis on land use planning and project permitting.
Visit careers.ch2m.com for more information