Internship Guidelines and Contract

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Geography (GIS Concentration) or Bachelor of Science in Community & Regional Planning are required to complete a 6 credit-hour internship (400 hours of work; 10 forty-hour weeks). For insurance reasons, internships are considered classes (GHY/PLN 4900: Internship in Geography & Planning) that you must register for before beginning your internship. Additionally, you need to find a department faculty supervisor who will monitor your internship. You will turn in weekly reports, and you will receive a final grade from your faculty supervisor.

Please read completely the "Internship Contract" (below). After filling out the contract completely, you will need to complete a Special Course Form, so you can be registered for the course. Note: This form requires approval from: 1) the Department Chair, 2) the College of Arts & Sciences Dean, and 3) the Registrar's Office.

Before the Internship:

After the Internship:

Example Internship Papers:

Recurring Programs

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American Association of Geographers (AAG) Internships

American Geographical Society (AGS) Scholar Internship Initative

ESRI Internships and Assistantships

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Internships

National Geographic Society (NGS) Internships

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Internships

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Internships

National Park Service (NPS) Internships

State of North Carolina Internship Program

Student Conservation Association (SCA) Internships

U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Programs

Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Foundation