Scholar-Internship Program


The American Geographical Society (AGS) sponsors a Scholar-Internship Program throughout the year in its headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

AGS is accepting applications for its Summer 2017 Scholar Internship Program at its headquarters.

We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students from accredited colleges and universities who have maintained a grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an interest in spreading geographical awareness are highly desirable. Enrollment in a Geography program is not a prerequisite for these opportunities.

Part-time internships during the academic year generally have a duration of 15 weeks each in the Fall and Spring Semesters and require that the student work 15 hours per week.  Summer internships also lasts 15 weeks, but students work 35 hours per week. Upon successful completion of the Scholar-Intern Program, students in the Fall and Spring semesters receive a scholarship of $500.00 in recognition of their work while maintaining a minimum of a 3.2 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.  Summer Interns receive a scholarship up to $1000.00 upon completion of the internship.

Please read the responsibilities and duties for a Scholar-Intern below. If you are interested in doing Journalism, Communications or Social Media Management work, please indicate so in your application.


Responsibilities and Duties:

-Add new, relevant and unique content to our blogging sites (UBIQUE and Connect2Conserve).
-Focus on researching companies and not-for-profit organizations related to geography.
-Reach out to companies and schedule short interviews to be used for Company and Not-for-Profit Spotlights.
-Manage company and not-for-profit database.

Social Media Management
-Manage AGS Facebook, Twitter and Instagram online personalities using Hootsuite platform.
-Repost/reblog exciting content across the social media platforms listed above.

Creative Mapping
-Create and publish a map every week using ArcGIS, QGIS, CartoDB, ESRI, etc.

General Duties
-Upkeep of AGS’ databases
-AGS newsletters

Note: If selected for the program, you may work on additional projects not listed above. 


Required application materials:

  • Unofficial academic transcript
  • Cover letter and resume
  • Writing sample (submitted as a Word document)
  • GIS project sample (if applicable)
  • Course Schedule (if applying for Fall/Spring Internship)

Writing Sample: Choose a current conservation issue and write a blog post that describes the issue and connects it with a geospatial or geographical aspect. Maximum length: One page or 500 words

Please e-mail all above application materials to Application deadline: May 1st, 2017.