Geology Internships and Jobs


Paid Geoscientist opportunities on National Parks, National Forests, and BLM Lands

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Geothermal Resources Council website

Scholarships and internships available with Geothermal Resources Council

IRIS Website

Paid Internship program for student's interested in geophysics and seismology

Juneau Icefield Program

There are partial scholarships available for this program. Applications deadlines are on or around February 9th.

KECK Website

The Keck Geology Consortium, with support from the National Science Foundation (EAR 1659322), offers distinctive research experiences research experiences for undergraduates (REU).Typically, several different projects are available in each of two distinctive programs that are designed for students with different educational backgrounds and interests. Application Deadline is on or around February 15, each year.


Paid internships: Los Alamos National Lab

Long-term Marine Technician Internship: Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Website

Paid internships: MIT Haystack Website

Applications open at Thanksgiving every year for the following summer.

Mosaics in Science Website

The Mosaics in Science (MIS) Diversity Internship Program provides college students and recent graduates 18-35 years old that are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career fields with on-the-ground, natural resource science-based, work experience in the National Park System.

Each internship is comprised of working eleven weeks in a park followed by a four day career workshop held in Washington, D.C. This program is run in partnership with Environment for the Americas and Greening Youth Foundation. 


NASA Pathways Opportunities: Internships for current students and recent graduates. Applications open Feb 1: Pathways Program

(NASA sponsored) USRA Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research (SUPPR): NASA's Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research (SUPPR) (

NASA Internships: NASA - Internships and Fellowships


RARE Website

Americorps resource through the University of Oregon

Opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate students: Department of Defense STEM Opportunities

Research and mentorship program for undergraduate students: SOARS website

Internship opportunities with SCA: SCA Website

Undergraduate, graduate and recent-graduate internship programs and research opportunities: UNAVCO Website

USGS – Science Support Mission Area: Science Support (

Human Capital Office: Human Capital (

Pathways Programs (federal internships and job opportunities for current students and recent graduates): Pathways For Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

PEP Website

PEP is designed for college students, with priority given to entering juniors and seniors, majoring in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, or geosciences and earth system sciences) or engineering or mathematics or social sciences, who have had some course work in oceanography, biology, or marine and/or environmental science.

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