The Ecological Society of America is pleased to partner with the US Geological Survey to offer summer internships to outstanding field-trained undergraduates.
The USGS is the science arm of the Department of the Interior. The agency has 8,000 employees across all states and territories and mission areas in ecosystems, environmental health, water, and climate, as well as the traditional geologic areas like natural hazards, energy, geology, and minerals. Field biologists study plants, animals, bugs, and ecosystems. The agency is seeking to create a pathway whereby students with excellent training in biological field methods can be nominated and apply for summer internships at USGS. Selected applicants will be offered internships at available field, laboratory, or office related scientific positions throughout the country for up to 5 months. USGS places interns wherever the project scientists need them.
Process for Student Applications
- Students must first be nominated by faculty or directors of field training courses or experiences. Students interested should contact the faculty or director of the field course or program completed within the last six months.
- ESA forwards nominees to USGS.
- USGS invites selected nominees directly to apply for available summer internships.
- If invited to apply, nominees will be using the USAJOBS website to submit application materials, including a résumé, cover letter and unofficial transcripts.
- Students will be interviewed for several projects and can rank their choices. USGS scientists make the final selections.