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Careers and Student Opportunities

Inspire students with the many different career and growth opportunities offered by the USGS.

USGS Internships, Employment Opportunities, and Research Grants
Explore opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to participate in USGS science.
Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science (all of U.S. Government)
Intended for use by students, teachers, and professors who are looking for internships or fellowships in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). (all of U.S. Government)
Find volunteer positions for students and citizens of all ages through this interagency Federal Web portal.
What Does the USGS Do?
Explore the breadth of science programs at the USGS. An 8-minute video is another great introduction to USGS science.
USGS Career Cards
A series of ten double-sided postcards in PDF format that describe the job duties and qualifications for some of our scientific and technical positions.
Scientists in Action
Career booklet that engages students in thinking about and planning for careers in science. This booklet can also be ordered in hard copy for distribution to students, via the USGS Store.
Earth Science Careers: Not Just Rocks (video)
Learn about careers at the USGS through a 14-minute video that is targeted to students. Employees describe how they apply their education and background to their work at the USGS.
NAGT-USGS Cooperative Field Training Program
Over forty students are placed in the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program each year. (NOTE: Only students nominated by field camp directors are eligible for this program. To view a current list of schools that host geology field camps, click here). See the exciting projects in which 2012 students are participating.
Profiles and Videos of Student Interns at the USGS
Find out what student interns are doing at the USGS, and see how some of them have used their internship to launch a full-time career in science.
What are some of the career tracks available at the USGS? Explore a series of 4" x 6" cards that describe the job duties and qualifications for some our scientific and technical positions:

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