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National Park Service Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Program


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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Post-Baccalaureate
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates age 18 - 35 years old with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service. Participants may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors.

GIP program participants:

-work for 3-12 months on a challenging, worthwhile project in a unique park setting,

-experience stimulating work and a wide variety of geoscience and other natural resource science projects,

-work either independently or closely with a mentor,

-spend a large portion of your time outside, especially if the project is field-based,

-work directly with park visitors, especially if the project is an education or interpretation position,

-bring your own field gear (especially broken-in field boots!), unless noted otherwise in the position description,

-receive park provided housing, or a housing allowance (depending on availability),

-receive a stipend of $3,600 or more,

-spend time engaged in one of the most unique, career-enhancing experiences of your life!

The application process varies with each partner. Spring and summer positions are typically advertised from December - February, and fall and winter positions from May- June.


Application Deadline: 6/15/2018

Program Dates: 9/1/2018 - 5/31/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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U.S. National Park Service (Lead)
Geological Society of America

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Hydrology
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
Paleontology
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Keywords:
Geography
Geomorphology
Geosciences
Glaciology
Groundwater and Subsurface Water
Hydrologic Science
Natural Resoruces
Paleoecology

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Page last updated 5/8/2018
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