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 3.5 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 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Summer Interns receive a scholarship up to $1000.00 upon completion of the internship.
We are looking for students who are interested in one or all of the following:
Tell new, relevant and unique stories on our websites (UBIQUE and Connect2Conserve).
Research and engage with companies and not-for-profit organizations related to geography.
Social Media Management
Be a content curator for AGS’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram online personalities using the Hootsuite platform. (prior experience with Hootsuite not required, please indicate so in your application)
Create engaging maps that tell a story using ArcGIS and Boundless mapping tools. (prior data visualization and digital mapping skills required)
All applicants must submit a short response, no more than two pages or 1000 words, single spaced answering the following prompt: choose a current conservation or sustainability issue and write a blog post that explains the issue especially as it relates to a geospatial or geographical concept. For examples of previous work click here for Example Article 1, Example Article 2 and Example Article 3.
Required application materials:
- Official academic transcript (unofficial also accepted)
- Cover letter and resume
- Writing sample (submitted as a Word document)
- GIS project sample (if applicable)
- Course Schedule (if applying for Fall/Spring Internship)
Please e-mail all above application materials to email@example.com. Application deadline: May 5th, 2017.