A person wearing a climbing helmet and headlamp secures a safety rope.

Grace Fleszewski enters a cave while working on a 2022 GeoCorps project with the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho.

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Career-Building Programs & Internships

National Park Service Scientists in Parks

Immerse yourself in meaningful, applied projects that foster your professional experience and life-long connection to America’s national parks. These paid opportunities are ideal for undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals and occur in both summer and winter months.

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GeoCorps™ America

Enhance your skills and participate in geoscience-driven projects relevant to the management of national forests and federal public lands. These paid opportunities are ideal for undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals and occur primarily in summer months.

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Best Student Geologic Mapping Competition

Submit and highlight your recent efforts to field map and/or create geologic maps in this unique annual competition at GSA Connects. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

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Science Communication Internship

Build confidence and skills for conveying scientific subject matter in compelling ways, and make the material presented at GSA Connects accessible to wider audiences. Interns earn complimentary meeting registration and a $100 travel stipend. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

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Fellowships & Lectureships

Science Communication Fellowship

If you are passionate about science communication, build your knowledge and skills for communicating geoscience and its value to society. This paid, eleven-month, non-residential fellowship offers the chance to gain experience and professional contacts while working in concert with GSA communications and member leaders. Open to graduate students and professionals.

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GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellowship

Put your expertise to work by shaping science and technology policy on Capitol Hill. Spend a year working for a member of Congress or congressional committee. This paid fellowship is open to GSA members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment or a master’s degree in engineering plus five years of professional experience is required.

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Science Policy Fellowship

Spend a year in Washington, D.C., advancing efforts to bring scientists and their work into the policy process. Keep GSA members informed, involved, and represented in areas related to research funding, energy & natural resources, climate change, and natural hazard mitigation and response. This paid fellowship is open to graduate students and early-career geoscience graduates.

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James B. Thompson, Jr. Distinguished International Lectureship

Apply your expertise to share stimulating and cutting-edge geoscience research internationally. This program seeks two dynamic speakers of established scientific stature—one working inside and one working outside of North America—to tour and lecture at institutions under the guidance of GSA International.

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