Internships and Fellowships

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See below for AGI's internship and fellowship opportunities! 

Workforce Department Internship Opportunities

The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues through regular reports.  The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.

In each summer and sometimes fall semester, we offer 12-week, paid internships for undergraduate or graduate geoscience students. Internships are held in the AGI headquarters in Alexandria, VA.  Interns will work with social science and education research data about geoscience workforce trends. Tasks include data collection, data entry, analysis, interpretation and development of materials and deliverables for various projects.  Students will also work on website development, connecting the geoscience community through social media and generally aiding with Workforce Program efforts that support the geoscience community.

Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

  • AGI/AAPG and AGI/AIPG Geoscience Policy Internships: AGI Geoscience Policy offers spring, summer, and fall internship opportunities for undergraduate and Master’s geoscience students with an interest in science policy and in how policy decisions on Capitol Hill impact the geoscience community. Interns gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They also hone writing, research, and web publishing skills. Stipends for the interns are generously supported by AGI, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Foundation.
  • AGI/AIPG Critical Issues Internships: AGI's Critical Issues Program offers summer internship opportunities for undergraduate and Master's geoscience students with a strong interest in state and local science policy and science outreach. Interns will hone their writing and web publishing skills while developing geoscience-based content for the program's website, and will gain first-hand understanding of the legislative process and executive branch agencies. Stipends for the interns are funded jointly by AGI and a generous grant from the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Foundation.
  • AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication: AGI offers the AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication, a six to twelve month opportunity for candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or higher. The AGI/Schlumberger Fellow works with AGI’s Critical Issues Program, an initiative to make relevant geoscience information more accessible to decision makers at all levels. The fellow develops geoscience-based content for the Critical Issues Program, working with technical experts to promote the accuracy and impartiality of content. The fellow also reaches out to geoscientists, decision makers, and other organizations to identify partnerships. The fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in disseminating information for public decision making.

  • William L. Fisher Congressional Fellowship: AGI offers the William L. Fisher Congressional Fellowship, an opportunity to spend 12 months (starting September of each year) in Washington working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or a congressional committee. The fellowship represents a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the federal legislative process and make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy. Prospective applicants should have a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communications skills. Although prior experience in public policy is not necessary, a demonstrable interest in applying science to the solution of public problems is desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and must be a member of one of AGI's member societies, a list of which is available here.

For more detailed information about the Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues internship and fellowship opportunities, please visit AGI's Geoscience Policy page!