Internship & Job Opportunities

Current Opportunities

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Recurring Programs

American Association of Geographers Internships

  • Who? Undergraduate & Graduate Students.
  • What? Interns participate in most AAG programs and projects, such as education, outreach, research, website, publications, or the Annual Meeting. Geography majors are preferred.
  • When? Applications for spring are due November 1st, summer are due March 1st, and fall are due August 1st.
  • Where? Positions are available in Washington, DC.

National Geographic Society Internships

  • Who? Undergraduate & Graduate Students. An intern should be a student enrolled at an accredited college or university and be a rising junior or above. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • What? Internships relating to a variety of disciplines, including geography.
  • When? Applications open in early January. They are due in March. Internships are ten weeks, typically from early June through early August.
  • Where? Positions are available in Washington, DC.

National Weather Service Summer Student Intern Program

  • Who? Undergraduate & Graduate Students.
  • What? Paid internships relating to a variety of disciplines, including geography.
  • When? Applications open in late November. They are due in early February. 
  • Where? Each student will collaborate with one or more scientists at five centers located in College Park, MD: Climate Prediction Center, Environmental Modeling Center, NCEP Central Operations, Ocean Prediction Center, and Weather Prediction Center.

State of North Carolina Internship Program

  • Who? Undergraduate Students. An applicant must be a permanent resident of North Carolina. Applicants must carry a 2.5+ GPA. Applicants must be continuing their education in the fall following their participation in the program.
  • What? Paid internships ($8.25/hr) at state agencies relating to a variety of disciplines, including geography and planning.
  • When? Applications open in late November. They are due in January. Internships are ten weeks, typically from late May through late July.
  • Where? Positions are available throughout North Carolina.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Pathways Program

  • The Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.
  • The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program).
  • The Presidential Management Fellows Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry-level for advanced degree candidates. Created more than three decades ago, the program attracts and selects from among the best candidates and is designed to develop a cadre of potential Federal Government leaders.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

  • The ZSR Fellowship is a 2-year paid fellowship for an individual with interests in philanthropy, public policy, community service, and/or the non-profit sector. Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. For more information, see the ZSR Fellowship webpage or go directly to the Fellowship Application here. 
  • The ZSR Summer Internship is an 8-week paid summer internship for one student who is currently enrolled in an accredited North Carolina undergraduate or graduate program. The intern will work at the Foundation in Winston-Salem and ZSR provides a housing stipend in cases where the student does not live within commuting distance. For more information, see the ZSR Summer Internship webpage or go directly to the Summer Internship Application here.