The Ecological Society of America is pleased to partner with the U.S. Geological Survey to offer summer internships to outstanding field-trained undergraduates. In 2019, the program successfully placed 27 students in USGS sites across the country.
Directors of field courses or programs that offer excellent field training may nominate up to two students who have completed the course or program within the last six months, or will complete one by December 2019.
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.
We also invite you to submit information about your field course or program through the nomination process. With your permission, we plan to share that information with the community in a listing of available field courses or programs.
Eligibility of Student Nominees
- USGS is particularly interested in promising students for whom the experience could be transformative.
- Nominees must be US Citizens.
- Nominees must be an undergraduate at the time of nomination.
- Nominees should be comfortable with field conditions such as strenuous walking, carrying heavy loads, and adverse outdoor conditions