Geoscience Workforce Program Internship

Company Name: AGI Workforce

Title: Geoscience Workforce Program Internship
Location: Reno

The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues through regular reports.  The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.

AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this fall on various research and analysis projects.

Tasks include:

  • Quality control of new data
  • Data entry
  • Data collection
  • Database management
  • Data analysis and aggregation
  • Some statistical analysis depending on skills
  • Managing the “Life as a Geoscientist” photo contest
  • Working within social media outreach and website design

Minimum Qualifications: 
This internship is intended for students pursuing a master’s degree or students that recently graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with experience in data collection, statistical analysis, human subjects research, and/or database management.  Strong communication and teamwork skills are required. 


Desired Majors: Geology, Geological Engineering,

Position Type:  Paid Internship

Hours per week:  40+
Salary & Benefits: 

The internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend.  The preferred starting date would be towards the beginning of September.  The internship is located at the offices for the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, VA. The intern will be responsible for finding a housing arrangement if needed. 

Application Process: 

To apply for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter describing how your experience will help you in this position. Please also include names and contact information for two references via email to, with the subject heading “Fall Workforce Data Internship.”

All applications must be received by July 31, 2017. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Wilson, Geoscience Workforce Data Analyst, at

The American Geosciences Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 7/31/2017