National Geographic Internship Program In USA 0

Deadline: Until Fullfilled
Internship Duration: Limited number of 12-week internships.
Location: Washington D.C.,USA


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.

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. In a given year, the Society offers a limited number of 12-week internships.


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)

What Does the Program Include?

The geography internship experience includes:

getting real-world work experience in one of the many National Geographic Society divisions
working closely with one or more professionals
experiencing National Geographic events, performances, and exhibits
meeting National Geographic explorers, fellows, and photographers
participating in career-oriented professional development offered on campus
learning and working with other geography majors
contributing to world-class programs, projects, and publications
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.