Internship Program

The Department of Geographical Sciences offers a one-semester internship program for undergraduates. Students can earn a total of three credits by signing up for GEOG384 after securing an internship. Students are responsible for finding their own internships and can pursue a wide variety of opportunities in the public private and non-profit sectors. Internships may be on-or off-campus, paid or unpaid.

To enroll in GEOG384, download the Application and GEOG384 syllabus on the Advising Forms page (scroll down to Special Courses Forms). Follow the "Steps to get Internship Credits" detailed on the form and below. 

Internship Requirements

  • Junior or senior with a minimum of 70 credits
  • 2.5 GPA overall

Steps to get Internship Credits - Fall/Spring

  1. Secure an internship. Be sure to keep an eye on geog-undergrad and Careers4Terps for opportunities!
  2. Download the current semester's Application and Syllabus from the Advising Forms page.
  3. Ask your supervisor at your internship to sign the application.
  4. Write Proposal (see syllabus for details).
  5. Meet with the department internship coordinator, Professor Eney (aeney@umd.edu).
  6. Return paperwork to the GEOG Advising Office (LEF 2181M) before the end of the registration period (first two weeks of courses) to obtain permission to enroll.
  7. Enroll in GEOG384 (or GEOG385 if appropriate).  
  8. Complete assignments as detailed in the syllabus and discussed with Professor Eney. 

Steps to get Internship Credits - Summer 

  1. Secure an internship (Internship should span entire summer).
  2. Download Summer Application from the Advising Forms page. 
  3. Ask your supervisor at your internship to sign the application.
  4. Write Proposal (see Assignment Checklist on Application for details). 
  5. Bring Application and Proposal to GEOG Advising Office (LEF2181M) during Summer Session I
  6. Register for GEOG384 (or GEOG385) for Summer Session II
  7. Turn in Mid-Term Evaluation to Advising Office (first week of Summer Session II).
  8. Turn in Final Evaluation and Brochure to Advising Office (last week of Summer Session II).

Internship Partners

For more information on internships and the University of Maryland visit:

http://www.internships.umd.edu/