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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
02/24/2021 Phoenix or other US cities Open till filled Internship (Paid)
02/22/2021 ASU Downtown Phoenix 03/05/2021 Part Time
02/18/2021 8 cities in AZ, CO or TX 03/15/2021 Internship (Paid)
02/17/2021 Tempe, AZ Open till filled Internship (Paid)
02/17/2021 Remote work Open till filled Internship (Paid)
02/16/2021 Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and Las Vegas, NV 03/19/2021 Internship (Unpaid)
01/27/2021 Phoenix, AZ Open till filled Part Time
01/21/2021 Remote work 02/26/2021 Internship (Paid)
01/14/2021 Houston, TX 02/28/2021 Internship (Paid)
12/16/2020 Portland, OR 03/03/2021 Internship (Paid)
11/24/2020 Richardson, TX 05/31/2021 Internship (Paid)
10/29/2020 AZ, CA and many other US locations Open till filled Full Time, Internship (Paid)

Internship Resources for Geography, GIS and Planning Students

Geography and GIS
  • Association of American Geographers Jobs page - To see internships around the country, enter 'intern' in Search field.
  • US Bureau of Land Management - Here's a flyer with a host of links for environmental internships of all kinds
  • American Conservation Experience - Offers opportunities to either work as part of a Conservation Career to explore conservation careers while learning practical field skills, or on an individual project (EPIC) to apply knowledge of resource management and work on actual projects. Stipend and housing provided; positions are 2-12 months.
  • Environmental Stewards - The Environmental Stewards (ES) Program is a program of Conservation Legacy. Stewards are placed with state and federal agencies and non-profits (host sites) in 10-week to year-long positions in the Southwest and Southeast United States. Positions are paid and eligible for post-service education award.
  • The Student Conservation Association - offers summer and year-round internships related to conservation. Partners include National Park Service, USGS, and other national organizations. Some GIS-related positions are available.
  • GeoScientists-In-the-Parks, US National Park Service - works with partners to match college students and recent graduates age 18 - 35 years old with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service.
  • NASA DEVELOP Internship Program - Research-focused internships at NASA centers throughout the United States
  • US Department of Energy Internship Programs: Links to diverse internship programs across the country, many focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Focus of internships range from scientific research to policy, government relations, law and more.
  • GeoCorps America - Geology, earth science and hydrology internships, some GIS
  • The Nelson Institute: Environmental Jobs - A listing of internships and jobs, especially in the midwest US
  • Conservation and Land Management Internship Program - Designed for new graduates. 75-100 Five-month paid internships assisting biologists & other professional staff at several federal agencies.
  • Environment America - National environmental nonprofit seeks interns across the country, who will work under the mentorship of an advocate, learning how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win.
  • AISEC Global Talent International Internships - AISEC's Global Talent program connects students and recent graduates to paid internship experiences across the world. Internships last between 3 and 18 months. Another resource is AISEC's Global Citizen program, which connects students and recent graduates to 6-12 week voluntary projects in communities around the world.
  • American Geographical (AGS) Society Virtual Scholar-Intern Program - Program offered each semester and summer, for students interested in spreading geographical awareness through blogging, social media, and mapping. An opportunity to work with a dynamic team of leaders, develop real-world experience in geographic and geospatial areas and strengthen skills.
  • 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

Government - opportunities in all areas

  • 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 have connections to urban or environmental planning.
  • 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.
  • 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 internship listings across the US, sign up for virtual 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.
  • - 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
  • - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on practical solutions to social and environmental problems
  • - Search for internships & jobs of all kinds nationally and internationally
  • Chegg Internships ( - 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.