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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.
GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America , in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service. The program offers paid short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world
Spring/summer 2012 positions have been posted, and candidates may begin applying now! Additional positions will be posted over the next week. The 2012 positions include more Guest Scientist positions and GeoCorps Diversity Internships than in 2011, and will soon feature positions with the State of California Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Program.
Interested? Follow the link below.
Graduate Study in Geography at UNC-Charlotte
The Location Analysis concentration of the MA in Geography program at UNC Charlotte has been one of the most respected programs in Business Geographics for over 30 years. The UNC Charlotte Department of Geography and Earth Sciences has completed substantial updates to the Location Analysis MA program under the guidance of an eight member advisory council of industry professionals. We are currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. Assistantships are available for qualified students. The program's students are also in high demand for local paid internships. Our full-time job placement record has been extraordinary with the demand for our graduates far outstripping supply over the past three years.
The program has a long history of successful job placement in the fields of facility location, real estate development and economic development. Recent graduates are employed as analysts and department heads at Bank of America, Lowes, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, Harley Davidson, Fifth-Third Bank, The Fresh Market, Claritas, ESRI and Family Dollar to name a few. Most of our alumni are now members of an active network who assist with student placement, provide guest lectures and mentor current students. In addition to the alumni network an advisory council of industry professionals has also been established to strengthen connections to current best practices. More information about the program can be found at http://geoearth.uncc.edu/Masters/program-concentrations-a-community-planning-track.html#Locate and also on Facebook. Interested students should contact Bill Graves (MA coordinator) at (704) 687-5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications are accepted year round but should be received by February 15 for full funding consideration. Go to http://graduateschool.uncc.edu/gradadmissions.html to start the application process.
Multiple MSc, PhD, and Postdoctoral Positions Available
Arctic Marine System Studies, Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Centre for Earth Observation Science, in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba, seeks a minimum of 30 new MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral students to conduct research in a variety of arctic marine system studies in various sectors of the Arctic, including Canada, Greenland, northern Europe, Eurasia and Pacific.
The positions are part of a new partnership with the University of Aarhus in Denmark and the Greenland Climate Research Centre. This partnership has evolved from the successful application for a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Geomicrobiology and Climate Change (http://tinyurl.com/CERC-ArcGCC), a Canada Research Chair in Arctic System Science (http://tinyurl.com/CRC-ArcSS), and an ongoing partnership with ArcticNet, a Network of Centres of Excellence (http://www.arcticnet.ulaval.ca).
Specifically, students are sought in each of the following areas:
Atmospheric and oceanic forcing of sea ice dynamic and thermodynamic processes (D. Barber, email@example.com)
Sea ice geomicrobiological processes and benthic-sea ice coupling (S. Rysgaard, SoRy@natur.gl)
Interested candidates should send a letter of intent and curriculum vitae directly to the faculty member listed with their project of interest. General inquiries can be sent to David G. Barber (firstname.lastname@example.org). Successful candidates will become part of a globally unique multimillion-dollar research program using state of the art instrumentation, various ocean going vessels, and several field research camps around the circumpolar Arctic.
Details regarding application and deadlines can be found at: