Internships in policy, media and publishing, and education/workforce/talent pool areas at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and American Geosciences Institute (AGI) exist to provide professional work experiences for students. These internships are offered for a period of three months and depending on the group and organization, between 1-6 interns are hired each year. Nine internship supervisors were surveyed to determine what skills were required to be hired and successfully complete the internships.
Since 2013, AGI’s Geoscience Student Exit Survey asked about internship participation among recent geoscience graduates. Consistently over the past four years, participation rates have been much lower than expected, particularly among bachelor’s and doctoral graduates. In 2016, 35% of bachelor’s graduates, 56% of master’s graduates, and 43% of doctoral graduates participated in at least one internship.
Interested in science communication? Looking for an internship? The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) are now accepting applications for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Eligibility and application instructions are available at http://bit.ly/SciComm17
After several rounds of applications and interviews, Sarah Hill landed her GeoCorps position. Instead of a seemingly more exotic position in a National Park, Sarah opted for job based out of D.C., and found it was filled with as much adventure as she had hoped for! Read about her experiences working for the Bureau of Land Management's Division of Solid Minerals covering Mining Law Administration on Federal lands and Federal Coal programs. She found herself shadowing administrators at Congressional hearings, learning about mining tailings storage facilities, and traveling to Colorado to experience training for Certified Mineral Examiners. Learn more about her experience in the Geological Society of America's (GSA) Speaking of Geoscience Blog.