Scholar-Internship Program

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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 Fall 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 3.2 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:

Creative Writing
Tell new, relevant and unique stories on our websites (UBIQUE and Connect2Conserve).

Journalism/Communications
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)

Creative Mapping
Create engaging maps that tell a story using ArcGIS and Boundless mapping tools. (prior data visualization and digital mapping skills required)

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Required application materials:

  • Unofficial academic transcript 
  • Cover letter and resume
  • Writing sample of your choice
  • GIS project sample (if applicable)
  • Course Schedule (if applying for Fall/Spring Internship)

Please e-mail all above application materials to ags@americangeo.org. Application deadline: August 1st, 2017.