Scholar-Internship Program

IMG_6128IMG_6147The American Geographical Society sponsors a Scholar-Internship Program throughout the year in its headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

College undergraduate and graduate students selected for the program must carry a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.  Enrollment in a Geography program is not a prerequisite for these opportunities.

Interns with interest in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:


  • Geography
  • Geospatial Analysis and GIS
  • Information Technology and Web Development
  • Media and Communications
  • Event Management
  • Accounting and Finance

Part-time internships during the academic year generally have 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 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.  Summer Interns receive a scholarship of between $500.00 and $1000.00 depending upon the hours worked.
Please e-mail cover letter and resume along with proof of enrollment to Anastasia Tom, Communications and Outreach Manager, at Any questions about the internship may also be sent to Ms. Tom.