Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Geological Survey
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
Students must be nominated by their field camp director before they can apply for this paid internship with the USGS.
Internship Summary: NAGT/USGS interns work on all sorts of different projects. Some of this work is done in the field, office, or laboratory. New projects are available each year. NAGT/USGS Interns are placed where research is being done, which may be in almost any location throughout the U.S.
To read a history of the NAGT/USGS Internship Program and information about last year’s projects and student placements, visit http://education.usgs.gov/nagt/NAGTFlyer2012.pdf.
Background: Started in 1965, the NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. Over the past forty years, more than 2250 students have participated in this program with an impressive number of these individuals establishing careers with USGS, academia, and with industry.
Nominated students must submit their application package to USGS by the deadline date. Although not all applicants will receive internships, every effort is made to provide as many placements as possible that will result in professional growth for the students and scientific contribution to the projects. A scientific panel reviews all student application materials. Scientists who have submitted a proposal for an intern will interview and decide among the recommended applicants. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the home project site and housing for the summer.
- Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
- Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
- Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
- More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.