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National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 2015 Cooperative Summer Field Training Program

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As a student nominated by your field camp director, you must apply for this paid internship with the USGS. Students are then matched with selected USGS projects, depending on the needs of the scientists and the interests and abilities of the applicants. Although not all applicants will receive internships, every effort is made to provide as many placements as possible that will result in professional growth for the students and scientific contribution to the projects. The USGS Human Resources Office will determine salary in accordance with government regulations and student education/experience. For 2015, the general salary range will be $15.15 to $17.76 per hour (depending upon locality). Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the home project site and housing for the summer.

NAGT interns work on a range of different projects involving fieldwork, laboratory work, or frequently combinations of both. New projects are available each year. Selected projects from 2014 include:

The USGS places interns in the research locations where the project scientists are working. Most recently, interns have worked in Reston, VA; Menlo Park, CA; Woods Hole, MA; Denver, CO; Vancouver, WA; Helena, MT; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Cook, WA; Jackson, WY; Fort Collins, CO; San Francisco, CA; Fort Lauderdale, FL, and many other locations.

Read a history of the NAGT/USGS internship program and a list of the 2014 projects or look back to the projects from 2013 and 2012 (products in pdf format require Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Placement Procedures used to Match Interns with Projects

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