In addition to local and regional employers, you may also want to consider connecting to, or telling your students about, internship opportunities on the national level. Here are many possibilities, listed in alphabetical order by sponsoring organization.
Previous year's duties have included monitoring and analyzing geoscience-related legislation in Congress, attending House and Senate hearings, and answering information requests from other geological societies.
The AMS lists student internship opportunities from a variety of sources on its website.
Argonne National Lab offers fall, spring, and summer internships for undergraduates, as well as internships for community college students.
The Association for Women Geoscientists
AWG sponsors Geologist in the Parks positions.
Internships available year-round at their National Office in Washington D.C., each lasting 2-4 months.
This program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. It is open to all undergraduates, not just Caltech students.
The Geophysical Lab and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism runs a summer intern program for college and university undergraduate science majors.
CMMAP runs a summer internship program for undergraduate students interested in climate and weather.
Summer fellowships for students interested in pursuing their research interests at primarily undergraduate institutions.
Through GeoCorps America, the Geological Society of America strives to increase the presence of geoscientists on federal lands (national parks and forests), thereby increasing the permanent hiring of geoscientists, enhancing the transfer of geoscience knowledge to land managers and the public, and raising awareness of the geosciences.
This program involves undergraduates in seismological research projects at the universities and research institutions that belong to the IRIS Consortium.
The Lamont Summer Intern Program for undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities provides a summer research experience in Earth and ocean sciences. The program features a hands-on research project under the supervision of a Columbia-affiliated scientist, as well as special lectures, workshops and field trips.
Student interns at Los Alamos have an opportunity to contribute to the Laboratory's mission while working with state-of-the-art equipment and instruments.
Selected undergraduates actively participate in lunar and planetary research with scientists at LPI and the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Three month mentored internship program at the MBARI facilities at Moss Landing on the Monterey Bay. The focus of the MBARI internship is on the interns' professional development: learning research techniques and honing communication and collaboration skills.
A plethora of internships related to space sciences.
Work on a research project with mentoring Smithsonian professionals in the biological, geological, and anthropological disciplines. Helping students develop confidence and competence in the research process is the cornerstone of this program.
NOAA offers several internship opportunities every year, for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
Work with park staff to help them understand and manage park resources.
NREL offers several internship and research opportunities.
This site provides listing of internship/research opportunities from all over the country.
These internships are for a fall semester of scientific research in the national laboratories at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. See also the DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) is a university level project-based internship program housed within the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
RFF is an independent nonprofit organization based in Washington DC specializing in research, policy analysis and public education on environmental, energy and natural resource issues.
Interns in geophysics and related fields get "hands on" experience in geophysical exploration and research. The program emphasizes both teaching of field methods and research related to a variety of basic and applied problems. Sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
The Sierra Club Washington DC office offers several types of internships which are issue, political, field, or media oriented. Interns may conduct research, gather and analyze information, write summaries and factsheets for educational purposes, help prepare Congressional testimony, and accompany staff on visits to Congressional offices.
Environmental conservation-related internships all over the country.
SOARS is a 4-year paid summer internship program. The mission of SOARS is to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences by engaging students from groups historically underrepresented in science and preparing them to succeed in graduate school. These groups include Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
Internships in many fields related to energy.
A variety of quality student internship opportunities.
Monitor the active volcanoes of Hawaii and conduct research on various aspects of Hawaiian volcanism.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Internships
VIMS offers marine science research summer internship opportunities.