Student Scholar Internship


The American Geographical Society (AGS) offers a Scholar-Internship program throughout the year to undergraduate and graduate students–now virtually anywhere in the United States! The Scholar Internship is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in spreading geographical awareness through blogging, social media, and mapping. Interns have the opportunity to become involved with many of our unique Initiatives, developing real-world experience in geographic and geospatial areas and strengthening their skills.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in an accredited program and have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.2 are eligible to apply. During the Spring and Fall semesters, the internship runs for 15 weeks, with 15 hours per weekThe Summer internship runs for 12 weeks with 35 hours per week. The virtual Scholar Internship offers flexible work hours and days, and we encourage students from across the the globe to apply!

*Upon completion of the internship, students will be awarded a scholarship.

AGS is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024. Please email your materials to with the subject line “Scholar-Intern Application”.

As a Scholar-Intern, you will be tasked with
  • Writing weekly blog posts on our website UBIQUE
  • Writing about geographical news for DailyGeo, AGS’s daily news blast on current world events
  • Interviewing and networking company and non-profit CEOs and leaders for Company Spotlights
  • Maintaining and expanding AGS’s social media pages with geographic content
  • Finding and analyzing maps to be showcased as our Map of the Week on the AGS blog
  • Helping with the implementation of various AGS Initiatives, including Geography 2050

Preferred Skills and Interests
  • Geography & Related fields (Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, etc.)
  • Writing, Journalism
  • Social Media, Graphic Design
  • Web Development & Design
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • GIS – Mapping/Cartography – experience using Esri software and/or web mapping
  • Event Planning and Marketing

Benefits of Interning at the AGS
  • Work at one of the most prestigious and well-known geographic organizations (AGS was founded in 1851!)
  • Develop your writing, social media, and interpersonal skills and expand your geographic knowledge
  • Create and share geographical content that is meaningful to you using AGS as a platform
  • Work closely with project coordinators to implement AGS Initiatives
  • Develop GIS skills to use and create maps to tell stories and connect complex concepts and ideas
  • Interact with company CEO’s and other leaders in geography and geospatial areas
  • Attend and contribute to the planning of our annual Fall Symposium: Geography 2050
  • Meet and learn from other interns with various backgrounds and knowledge in different areas

To Apply, Submit Your:
  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (any topic)
  • Unofficial Academic Transcript
  • Course Schedule (If applying for Fall/Spring Semester)

Email the following materials to with the subject line “Scholar-Intern Application.”