Geography & GIScience Internships

This list includes some of the many internship opportunities available to Geography & GIS undergraduates. Students can earn academic credit in conjunction with their internship, by enrolling in GEOG 392 - Geography & GIS Internship. Please contact ggis-advisor@illinois.edu for more information.

Geography-related Internships

 

Physical Geography

Argonne National Laboratory

Environmental Systems Research Institute (esri)

Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Governor's Environmental Corps

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center | Applications due January 18th

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Nature Conservancy

Student Conservation Association

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Geological Survey

 

Human Geography

The Carter Center | Due 3/01 for summer, 6/15 for fall, 10/15 for spring

Institute of Government and Public Affairs - Wolff Memorial Internship

Smithsonian Institute

U.S. Department of State | Due March 2nd

U.S. Intelligence Community - NGA Student programs | (Apply in Fall due to duration of background checks)

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (Chicago MPO) | internship applications open

American Planning Association (APA) | internships on page currently

Chicago Transit Authority

East-West Gateway Council of Governments

R1 Planning Association (Rockford MPO)

Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago)

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

 

Geographic Information Science

Central Intelligence Agency | Due 10/15 or 11/1 for summer

Lake County, IL GIS Internship

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

U.S. Department of Agriculture Environmental Reporting Service (ERS) | Deadline February 6th

Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA, pronounced ill-JIS-uh)

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (Chicago MPO) | internship applications open

American Planning Association (APA) | internships on page currently

Chicago Transit Authority

R1 Planning Association (Rockford MPO)

Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago)

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

 

General Geography

American Geographical Society

American Association of Geographers (AAG)

City of Naperville, IL | Due March 15th

Illinois Department of Transportation

National Geographic Society

Resources for the Future | Due in February for summer

U.S. Department of Energy | Due 12/31 for summer

U.S. Department of the Interior

Village of Lombard, IL

City of Chicago (multiple different departments for geography and planning)

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) | Inquire about possible transit internships if you plan on staying in C-U over the summer.

 

 


General Scholarships Available to Geography Majors

 

 

Organization | Scholarship

Amount

Deadline

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

   

Ta Liang Memorial Award (travel)

$1,500

Dec. 1

Kenneth J. Osborn Memorial Scholarship

$2,000

Dec. 1

Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

Dec. 1

John O. Behrens ILI Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

Dec. 1

Francis H. Moffitt Memorial Scholarship

$3,000

Dec. 1

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships

$2,500-$10K

late fall

Cartography and Geographic Information Society Annual Map Design Competition

$500

late Jan.

Garden Club of America Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

$2,000

Feb. 10

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Truman Scholars

<$15,000

Feb. 2

Illinois Lakes Management Association Robert Esser Student Advancement Scholarship

$500/$1,000

Dec. 31

Morris and Stewart Udall Foundation

$5,000

Mar. 2

National Environmental Health Association

$1,000

Feb. 1

U of I YMCA Fred S. Bailey Scholarship

$5,000

Apr. 16

 

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