National Geographic is offering professional learning experience for university students majoring in Geography. It offers a limited number of 12-week internships. Applicants for the Geography intern program should be junior or senior undergraduates or graduate students majoring in geography or cartography at the time of application. Interns are placed in a variety of National Geographic divisions, such as: NG Education, NG Magazine, NG Maps, NG Channels, NG Live!, NG Research, Conservation & Exploration.
Field of Internship: This is a Professional Learning Experience for University Students Majoring in Geography. The program is designed to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom to practical publication procedures or other geographic outreach projects at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: National Geographic
Internship can be taken at: USA (Washington, D.C.)
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Eligibility: For future reference, applicants must be:
-Geography, cartography or GIS majors in good standing (no exceptions)
-U.S. residents (no exceptions)
-juniors, senior, or masters students at the time of application (you may be graduated by the time you actually start work).
– Applicants for the Geography Intern Program should be:
-junior or senior undergraduates or graduate students majoring in geography or cartography at the time of application
-well-rounded students who have a breadth of interests and work experiences
-motivated students with excellent organizational and research skills, as well as strong attention to detail
-students who have effective written and oral communications skills
-students who possess the professionalism needed to interact with all levels of management
-students with the capacity to work with minimal daily supervision.
Internship Open for International Students: US applicants are eligible to apply for this internship programme.
Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship programme.
Internship Description: The National Geographic Society established its Geography Intern Program in 1981 to furnish qualified students with a professional learning experience. Over 30 years later, more than 800 university and college juniors, seniors, and master’s students majoring in geography or cartography have participated in the program by interning on various projects aimed at the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge.
Number of awards offered: It offers a limited number of internships.
Internship Duration: It offers a limited number of 12-week internships.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
-Application requirements (Candidates must attach the following to the online application)
-A cover letter (200 words or less, please address to “To Whom it May Concern”);
-A complete résumé that includes each of the following: the applicant’s extracurricular activities, awards and recognitions; employment history; a list of specific skills such as software or language proficiencies; and other relevant information such as special interests, hobbies, and travel.
-A short essay (500 words or less) relating experiences that led the applicant to formal training in geography, stating his or her professional goals, and explaining why she or he wishes to participate in the National Geographic Geography Intern Program;
-Up-to-date unofficial college transcripts.
-Additional Materials Required
-Three letters of recommendation must be sent to [email protected] prior to the application deadline from the following:
-Applicant’s department chair or academic advisor,
-Geography faculty member with whom the applicant has been associated, and;
-One person of the applicant’s choice outside of the department (professional reference preferred).
Internship Application Deadline: Contact Employer