The Geological Society of America's (GSA) GeoCorps America internship program is now seeking applicants for exciting geoscience internships during in the summer of 2011. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
WHAT IS GEOCORPS?
●More than ninety different twelve-week geoscience internships are available in America's amazing public lands
●GeoCorps now features six additional “GeoCorps Diversity Internships” and two additional “GeoCorps American Indian Internships”.
●Projects involve field and laboratory research focused on the earth and environmental sciences.
●Participants may develop and lead educational and interpretive programs for staff, volunteers, and the public.
●Research topics include geology, hydrology, water quality, paleontology, mapping, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), minerals, soils, glaciology, geo-hazards, cave/karst science, and more.
●Mentorship is provided by federal employees in GSA's three partner agencies: the National Park Service (NPS), United States Forest Service (USFS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
WHERE DO GEOCORPS INTERNSHIPS TAKE PLACE?
●Internships are hosted on public lands throughout the United States: National Parks, National Forests, and BLM areas.
●Sites include Grand Canyon National Park (AZ), Glacier National Park (MT), Badlands National Park (SD), Craters of the Moon National Monument (ID), the NPS Denver office, the BLM Washington, DC office, and dozens more.
●Opportunities are available in distant, remote areas, and closer to home.
WHO SHOULD APPLY TO GEOCORPS?
●Eligibility is open to students, graduates, post-docs, professionals, faculty members, teachers, retirees, and others.
●Candidates with backgrounds in geoscience, other STEM areas, or in STEM education are invited to apply.
●Members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
WHY SHOULD SOMEONE PARTICIPATE IN GEOCORPS?
●A stipend payment ($2,750 minimum) and free housing (or full housing funds) are provided.
●The program provides valuable work experience with the federal government.
●Scientific skills are learned and utilized in a “real world” setting.
●Participants get to explore some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world.
WHEN DO GEOCORPS INTERNSHIPS TAKE PLACE?
●Applications for summer positions are due by Feb. 1, 2011, and positions take place from May 2011-Sep. 2011.
●Applications for fall/winter positions, which occur from Sep. 2011-May 2012, can be submitted from May 2-Jul. 1, 2011.
HOW CAN SOMEONE APPLY?
●Applications should be submitted through the GeoCorps website.
●Everyone can apply to three GeoCorps America positions.
●Candidates for the GeoCorps Diversity Internships may apply to all six, plus three other GeoCorps America positions.
●Candidates for the GeoCorps American Indian Internships may apply for those, plus all six GeoCorps Diversity Internships, and three other GeoCorps America positions.
●Contact Matt Dawson, GeoCorps Program Officer, for information/assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-357-1025.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT GEOCORPS
●Main GeoCorps website: http://www.geosociety.org/geocorps
●GeoCorps Diversity Internships: http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/GeoCorpsDiversityInternships.htm
●GeoCorps American Indian Internships: http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/GeoCorpsAmericanIndianInternships