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Internships & Part-Time Jobs

Gain valuable work experience, apply your classroom knowledge to real-world situations, build your professional network and earn college credit (and maybe even a paycheck). That’s the value of an internship. The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning encourages students to seek out and participate in internships.

Finding an internship requires preparation and commitment, so if you'd like to do an internship, plan to begin your search about two to four months before you hope to be an intern. Many students arrange internships independently by contacting organizations where they have an interest in interning. You can also get started by reviewing the list of current geography and urban planning internships and part-time jobs below.  Also read more about finding an internship and earning credit for an internship.

Current Internships and Part-Time Jobs

Posted Job Location Apply by Position Type
05/17/2018 ASU Tempe 05/20/2018 Part Time
05/10/2018 Phoenix, AZ Open till filled Internship (Paid)
05/10/2018 Phoenix, AZ Open till filled Internship (Paid)
05/10/2018 Chandler, AZ Open till filled Internship (Unpaid)
05/03/2018 Phoenix, AZ Open till filled Internship (Paid)
05/03/2018 Buckeye, AZ Open till filled Internship (Paid)
04/19/2018 Phoenix, AZ 06/30/2018 Internship (Unpaid)
04/05/2018 Maricopa, AZ Open till filled Internship (Unpaid)
03/29/2018 Phoenix, and offices around the country Open till filled Internship (Unpaid)

Internship Resources for Geography and Planning Students

Cultural and Physical Geography

GIS and Related Fields

  • ASU GIS listserv - Email list focused on Arizona-based GIS internships, jobs, resources, and events. Link explains how to sign up.
  • ESRI - Career information and internship opportunities for current students and new graduates

The following sites list current fulltime GIS-related positions

Government - opportunities in all areas

Planning

  • Volunteer Phoenix - A listing of volunteer and internship opportunities with the City of Phoenix.  Many are planning-related.  Some volunteer opportunities are suitable for internship credit.
  • Sustainability Connect - ASU School of Sustainability's database of available projects and internships.  Many are open to students of all majors.  (Look for listings where "SOS" column is blank.)
  • University Service Learning - This ASU program offers internships for students at all levels -- from freshman through graduate level). All are focused on community service, and many provide planning-related experience.
  • Environment Arizona - Arizona branch of national environmental nonprofit seeks several interns each semester.  Interns will participate in campaigns to support solar development and save state parks.
  • ASU Capitol Scholars Program - provides undergraduate students with hands-on training in the public policymaking process in Washington D.C.
  • The White House Internship - a public service leadership development program, with spring, summer and fall internships.
  • The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Internship Program - Interns work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in several divisions. Spring, summer and fall internships, unpaid.
  • US National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Internship Program - This program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.

The sites below primarily focus on full-time employment, but also list some internships, and give timely information about careers in planning.

Resources for all fields

  • ASU Sun Devil Career Link - Sign up to see job listings both in Arizona and nationally
  • Indeed.com - Search for jobs of all kinds nationally and internationally
  • Idealist.org - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on practical solutions to social and environmental problems.
  • Green Dream Jobs - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on renewable and clean energy, green building, and sustainability
  • ASU Career Services:  Online Internship Resources - Links to diverse organizations offering internships locally, nationally and internationally