Geology and Environmental Science

EEAS Postings

The UML EEAS Department regularly posts job and internship opportunities on their webpage. Check out the EEAS page to access these postings. 

UMass Lowell also provides information on internships and co-ops through the university. There may be opportunities to do research with a professor at UML, begin by browsing this webpage on Experiential Learning.

Local opportunities

Local Internship Opportunities

Internships in the Geosciences

National Internship Opportunities

Name Description Qualifications Deadline (subject to change)
Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU's) NSF's REU program matches students with interests in science and technology to professors at universities and research laboratories across the country, for a summer experience in one-on-one research These range as a function of the specific REU program Range from December-April depending on the program 
Student Conservation Association (SCA) Work as an intern in the United States to promote sustainability and environmental conservation, through work at national parks, non-profits and many other organizations year-round Range (usually forms of first aid, outdoor survival, camping, etc) Rolling Basis
Woods Hole Summer Student Fellowship A research project is at the heart of the Summer Student Fellowship program. All Fellows are expected to work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results in one summer’s work. Undergraduate students who will have completed their junior year at colleges or universities by the start of the fellowship period. Preference is given to students studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and marine policy February 15th
Smithsonian Institute Intern The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education Vary as a function of the program Rolling Basis
AGI Geoscience Policy Intern The Geoscience Policy Program represents the geoscience community in Washington DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster sound public policy in areas that affect geoscientists, including water, energy, and mineral resources; geologic hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education. 

Outstanding geoscience or geo-related engineering students (undergraduate or Masters) with a strong interest in federal science policy. Must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled in, or recently completed, a geoscience or geo-related engineering bachelor's or master's degree program to apply. 

Spring- October 15th

Summer-March 15th

GeoCorps America The program offers paid short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. GeoCorps project areas include geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping and GIS, minerals, soils, glaciology, geo-hazards, karst, education, interpretation, and more. Differ based on the position, may include proficiency in certain class topics including hydrology, geochemistry and GIS Rolling Basis
Mosaics in Science The Mosaics in Science program was developed by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the Geological Society of America (GSA), with the aim of increasing the diversity among those who seek STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers within the National Park Service.

Must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States between 18-35 years old. Persons that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Knowledge and skills in STEM fields, especially in the earth and environmental sciences, is a requirement for Mosaics in Science positions. The program invites students from diverse disciplines—including chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, biology, ecology, hydrology, meteorology, the social sciences, and the humanities—to apply. 

Dec 1-Jan. 31st
NASA Intern NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. High school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs appropriate. U.S. citizenship is required for most internship opportunities. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While NASA Internships are available to students in a wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines.

Fall: 03/02/2015 - 5/31/2015

Spring: 06/02/2015 - 11/09/2015

Summer11/10/2015 - 03/01/2016

Argonne National Labs Search for undergraduate positions in science and engineering Must be currently enrolled at an accredited institution and completed at least one year of schooling

Summer: Jan. 9 
Fall: May
Spring: October

RESESS UNAVCO RESESS is a summer internship program dedicated to increasing the diversity of students entering the geosciences. Students engage in summer research experiences at UNAVCO in Boulder, CO, as well as provides professional development opportunities and graduate school application support.

Have completed the equivalent of two years of college with at least one semester of college remaining after the initial summer program. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Have completed several courses in geology, physical geography, hydrology, environmental sciences, math, physics, geophysics, or engineering. Be interested in pursuing a career in the Earth or environmental sciences or related science. Have U.S. citizenship or permanent-resident status.

February 1st
AAAS The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers volunteer and paid internships throughout the year in positions that include science writing and policy work Vary depending on the program Rolling Basis
National Wildlife Federation The National Wildlife Federation brings students and recent graduates to its offices nationwide, where they can experience many aspects of NWF's conservation mission, including work on endangered species, land stewardship, and protecting our nation's water.

Applicants are selected based on a variety of measures, including professional goals, course work, job experience, resume and cover letter, GPA, along with professional/academic references. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to and experience working with multi-cultural communities, environmental justice and diversity.

Rolling Basis
Geoscientists in the Park The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match scientists with short-term, paid, volunteer opportunities in the National Park Service. Parks benefit from a participant's knowledge and skills in geological or other natural resource science field, while participants gain valuable on-the-job experience by working with the National Park Service. Individuals with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Program participants must be 18 years or older and a United States citizen or permanent legal resident. The application process varies with each partner. Spring and summer positions are advertised from December 1 - February 1, and fall and winter positions from May 1 July 1.
Chevron Earth Science Internship Chevron earth science internships offer the opportunity to work collaboratively with a team to discover new energy reserves. You'll focus on a specific producing field or exploration project, so the results of your work may have an immediate impact. We're seeking students who are working toward a master's or doctorate degree in geology, geophysics, geological engineering or another related field. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is not required. Although most of our internships are offered during the summer, we also host interns throughout the year.
IRIS Internship Seismological summer research program for undergraduate students

 3.0 GPA. Two semesters of both Math & Physics. Prior experience or coursework in seismology or geophysics is not a requirement. Computer programming (Matlab, Mathmatica, C++, Java etc) a plus. Citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Must have completed their freshman year but may not graduate the spring semester prior to the summer internship (sophomores and juniors are strongly encouraged to apply).

February 1st
MATE-Summer-at-Sea Interns work as marine technicians aboard sea-going research vessels that are part of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), the United States Coast Guard, and the Ocean Exploration Trust.
Shell Internship Assessed Internship Program enables you to get to know Shell and immerse yourself in the energy industry. It gives you day-to-day involvement in actual projects, selected to match your interests and abilities. A supervisor and mentor will provide you with regular assessments and performance feedback throughout your internship.
OSTP White House Internship Program The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Internship Program. Serving as an OSTP Intern provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in OSTP's topic-based divisions (Division internship), or on OSTP's legal team (Legal internship).

U.S. citizens

Enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited college or university during the period of volunteer service. Students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in all fields are encouraged to apply.

Summer: March 4

Fall: June 28

Spring: Oct. 30

CalTech SURF Work as a fellow on a ten-week project at CalTech under a mentor

Be a continuing undergraduate student and eligible for fall term registration. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0. Complete the second semester or third quarter at your college or university. Not be under any disciplinary sanction

February 22nd
SCEC Internship Southern California Earthquake Center: Work on collaborative teams at SCEC headquarters at the University of Southern California and conduct computer science research to benefit earthquake science. Must be an undergraduate student
ORISE Research The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors more than 50 research programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities in 24 states and some outside the United States.
The Washington Center The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) offers qualified UMass Lowell students the opportunity to work in any one of dozens of fields in private, public, and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.
STEM Geological Science Programs STEM offers a variety of resources to undergraduate summer opportunities
STEM Marine Science/Oceanography STEM provides a list of marine science undergraduate opportunities  


Jobs in the Geosciences