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 geography awareness are highly desirable. Enrollment in a Geography program is not a prerequisite for these opportunities.

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.
-Reaching out to companies and scheduling short interviews to be used for Company and Non-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.
-In charge of “Photo Story of the Month.”

Creative Mapping

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

General Duties

-Upkeep of AGS’ databases

We encourage students who are interested in any of the above fields to apply now.


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 last 15 weeks, but the weekly hours are between 15 and 35 hours depending on the needs of AGS and the student’s availability. 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 e-mail your cover letter and resume along with proof of enrollment to Anastasia Tom, Operations and Projects Manager, at

Any questions about the internship may also be sent to Ms. Tom.