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Internships & Part-Time Jobs

Gain valuable work experience, apply your classroom knowledge to real-world situations, build your professional network and earn college credit (and maybe even a paycheck). That’s the value of an internship. The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning encourages students to seek out and participate in internships.

Finding an internship requires preparation and commitment, so if you'd like to do an internship, plan to begin your search about two to four months before you hope to be an intern. Many students arrange internships independently by contacting organizations where they have an interest in interning. You can also get started by reviewing the list of current geography and urban planning internships and part-time jobs below.  Also read more about finding an internship and earning credit for an internship.

Current Internships and Part-Time Jobs

Posted Job Location Apply by Position Type
08/05/2020 Remote work Open till filled Internship (Unpaid)
07/30/2020 Mesa, AZ Open till filled Internship (Paid)
07/30/2020 ASU Tempe, and fieldwork in surrounding community Open till filled Internship (Paid)
07/28/2020 Remote and Phoenix, AZ Open till filled Internship (Unpaid)
07/22/2020 Nationwide Open till filled Part Time

Internship Resources for Geography, GIS and Planning Students

Geography and GIS

GIS
  • ASU GIS listserv - Email list focused on Arizona-based GIS internships, jobs, resources, and events. Link explains how to sign up.
  • ESRI - Career information and internship opportunities for current students and new graduates
  • ASU Libraries Map and GIS Internships - Map and GIS Interns at the Map and Geospatial Hub have the opportunity to work on a range of new and revolving projects related to applied mapping, spatial analysis, data management, and other areas.

The following sites list current fulltime GIS-related positions



Government - opportunities in all areas

Planning
  • Volunteer Phoenix - A listing of volunteer and internship opportunities with the City of Phoenix.  Many are planning-related.  Some volunteer opportunities are suitable for internship credit.
  • Sustainability Connect - ASU School of Sustainability's database of available projects and internships.  Many are open to students of all majors.  (Look for listings where "SOS" column is blank.)
  • University Service Learning - This ASU program offers internships for students at all levels -- from freshman through graduate level). All are focused on community service, and many provide planning-related experience.
  • Environment Arizona - Arizona branch of national environmental nonprofit seeks several interns each semester.  Interns will participate in campaigns to support solar development and save state parks.
  • ASU Capitol Scholars Program - provides undergraduate students with hands-on training in the public policymaking process in Washington D.C.
  • The White House Internship - a public service leadership development program, with spring, summer and fall internships.
  • The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Internship Program - Interns work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in several divisions. Spring, summer and fall internships, unpaid.
  • US National Park Service Internship Opportunities - The Park Service partners with several groups to offer paid internships in community planning, outdoor recreation planning, historic preservation and more.

The sites below primarily focus on full-time employment, but also list some internships, and give timely information about careers in planning.



Resources for all fields
  • ASU Handshake - ASU Career Services' portal - Create an account to see job listings, career events, make career advising appointments
  • Undergraduate Research at ASU - University-wide information about research opportunities for undergraduate students
  • EmergencyCorps@ASU - Volunteer, professional, and internship opportunities in emergency management and homeland security.
  • Americorps.gov - Portal for 3 federal programs:  AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). Part-time and full-time positions serve US communities in areas ranging from community development to conservation.  Stipend and education grant / loan repayment offered.
  • HACU National Internship Program - Paid internships that offer opportunities to gain career experience at federal government agencies and corporations in Washington, DC and throughout the country
  • The MANO Project - Paid internship experiences nationwide for Latinx college students and upcoming professionals; especially in areas of natural and cultural resources, environmental education, and cultural and heritage preservation
  • Green Dream Jobs - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on renewable and clean energy, green building, and sustainability
  • Virtual Student Federal Service - An eight-month remote internship program with positions relevant to geography, urban planning and GIS, in many federal agencies. Sept-May, 10 hrs/week, unpaid but eligible for internship credit
  • Idealist.org - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on practical solutions to social and environmental problems
  • Indeed.com - Search for internships & jobs of all kinds nationally and internationally
  • Chegg Internships (Internships.com) - Search for internships throughout the US
  • Americorps - Engages adults in public service work with the goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. Volunteers typically serve full-time for one year; and receive a monthly stipend as well as an education award on completion of service. City Year AmeriCorps members work in schools, helping to create learning environments where all students can grow.