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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Geography & the Environment

Students

Internship Program

  • For Students - The Geography Department at the University of Denver values the experience that students gain by augmenting their classroom education with practical work experience. Almost any subfield of geography lends itself to internship possibilities. While the majority of our interns have traditionally come from the Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) and remote sensing concentrations, other areas of focus include cartography, environmental conservation/restoration, environmental education, the environmental sciences (including hydrology, soil science, dendroclimatology, etc.), geomorphology, natural resource management, transportation, and urban planning. We offer our students the option of receiving academic credit for their internship work. The student must have an on-site supervisor who will submit an evaluation of the student’s work to the student’s on-campus supervisor at the end of each ten-week academic quarter. The student’s on-campus supervisor will assign a grade based on this evaluation and any additional requirements that have been set. While we do occasionally offer students unpaid internships, most student interns are compensated for their work. Throughout each academic quarter, announcements are sent to students via email to publicize open internships. Students are also invited to seek their own internships. For more information, please contact Dr. Russell Fielding, Internship Program Director, at the DU Department of Geography. Telephone 303-871-2672, Email russell.fielding@du.edu.

     Some of the places where we have interns now (or will soon) are: the National Park Service, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Jefferson County GIS Office, Colorado Information Analysis Center, Quantum Water, Inc., Jeppesen, Inc., iCAST, and the Summit County Communications Center.

 

  • For Employers - If you or your organizations are interested in placing a student from the Department of Geography, additional information can be found in our brochure or by contacting Dr. Russell Fielding, Internship Program Director, at the DU Department of Geography. Telephone 303-871-2672, Email russell.fielding@du.edu