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    Peter Jacobs
    Department Chair | Professor
    Phone: (262) 472-1082
    Location: Upham 105

    Susie Olson
    Academic Dept Assoc
    Phone: (262) 472-1071
    Location: Upham 120

    Undergraduate Research

    Upham HallAn experience in undergraduate research is strongly advised for all Geology Emphasis students, especially for those intending to go to graduate school. There are numerous field and laboratory opportunities for the eager student to assist Department faculty members within established research programs.

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    Undergraduate Research

    Upham HallAn experience in undergraduate research is strongly advised for all Geology Emphasis students, especially for those intending to go to graduate school. There are numerous field and laboratory opportunities for the eager student to assist Department faculty members within established research programs.
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    Internships in Geography & Geology

    An internship is an opportunity for students to gain experience while being supervised by a professional in their career field before graduating from college. It gives students a chance to apply what they have learned in their college career while trying out a new job without having to make a permanent commitment.

    Internships can be paid or can be unpaid jobs and many times an internship position can be turned into a full time position with the company. Although an internship is not required for Geography/Geology majors here at UW-Whitewater it is suggested because employers look for people who have as much knowledge and experience as possible. Students who have had an internship are more marketable when they apply for jobs.

    If you want to do a more comprehensive or current search, try one of these sites:

    http://www.geosearch.com/gis-jobs/job-listings.asp

    http://www.gisjobs.com/

    http://www.gjc.org/

    http://www.gis.com/careers/listings.html

    http://www.geojobs.org/

    http://giscareers.com/

    http://gislounge.com/job-listing-sites-in-gis/

    http://www.geosearch.com/

    http://gisgig.com/

    http://www.gisuser.com/component/option,com_jobline/

    http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/7442/jobs4.html

    http://www.gisconnection.com/

    Do you want credit for your internship? Take this class!!

    GEOGRPY 485 INTERNSHIP IN GEOGRAPHY 3-12 u
    Students will be placed in an outside private or governmental agency where they will utilize geographic techniques in approaching practical problems relevant to the mission of the agency. An on-campus seminar with fellow interns and the supervisory instructor is required.
    Prereq: Students with a major or minor program emphasis in geography must have completed a minimum of 14 units in geography and have the consent of the intern committee. Students of cognate majors must have a minimum of 9 selected units in geography and consent of the intern committee. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major and 12 units in degree.

    Deadlines

    Deadlines of each internship varies but many deadlines are approaching fast. Most deadlines for summer internships are in DECEMBER! So get going on your internship research and start sending out your applications!

    Where can I find out about internships in my field?

    For internships available for General Geography Majors visit:

    For internships available for Urban Suburban Majors visit:

    For internships available for Physical/Environmental Majors visit:

    Water Resource related activities and Summer Interships

    • Contact Donna Sefton at sefton@dnr.state.wi.us
      She is the South Central Region Coordinator for the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at the DNR and a Whitewater Alumna

    For internships available for Geology Majors visit:

    For internships available for Technique Majors visit:

    • Applied Data Consultants is one of the largest GIS firms in the Midwest, and occasionally accepts internship applications, though they rarely advertise postions. www.adc4gis.com

    For internships available for International/Regional Majors visit:

    • The Student Conservation Association provides service internships and volunteer opportunities in National Parks, Forests and other public lands. www.thesca.org
    • AmeriSpan is a website to help students who are interested in interning abroad. www.amerispan.com

    Read about Real Life Experiences from Student Interns in Geography at:

    http://academic.wsc.edu/faculty/raberto1/geo_careers/internship.htm

    Last summer our own Laura (RED) Gierach had an internship at the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum in North Dakota. She blogged her daily experiences for you to enjoy http://blogs.uww.edu/other/ptrm/

    Undergraduate Research

    Upham HallAn experience in undergraduate research is strongly advised for all Geology Emphasis students, especially for those intending to go to graduate school. There are numerous field and laboratory opportunities for the eager student to assist Department faculty members within established research programs.

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    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

    Contact

    Office of the Dean
    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: lamkinn@uww.edu

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