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Summer Internships

An internship is one of the best ways to “try out” what a career in the Earth and Ocean Sciences might be like.  It is also an excellent means to meet potential future employers and graduate school advisers.  Many an internship has led to full, future employment for undergraduate students in the past.

The Duke Career Center provides many resources, links to national and Duke-wide search engines, and useful tips on how to apply for internships.

The Nicholas School of the Environment’s Stanback Internship programs provides numerous internship opportunities with over 50 conservation, advocacy, resource management, and environmental groups around the country.

The following Earth and Ocean Science-specific sources link you to internship provided by the specific organizations.  Click on the links to learn more.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Geosciences Institute 

American Shore and Beach Preservation Society

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (Science Communication)

Association for Iron and Steel Technology

Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence

Council on Undergraduate Research 

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Government Internships

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Imaging and Geospatial Information Society

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA National Weather Service

National Park Service

National Science Foundation

Paleontology Internship Opportunities

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Smithsonian Institution

Soil Science Society of America

US Department of Energy

US Forest Service

US Geological Survey

Waterkeeper Alliance