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Internship List


  • Internships are summer, semester or year-long jobs designed to introduce college students to professional scientific work, along with experiences not likely to be collected in the ordinary college curriculum. Be sure to check out Capital's Career Development site about internships and jobs - they can give you expert advice on how to write a resume and look for an internship that fits your situation.

    Many programs have deadlines that start in January.

    Links from other sites

    Rochester List http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/summer.htm
    University Based Research Experiences http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/grad.htm

    Local Central Ohio Internships

    Ohio Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.state.oh.us/ 
    The Ohio EPA has summer internships posted on their web site for positions at the main district office in Columbus as well as district offices around the state. Participants perform a variety of field related activities including water sampling, biologic surveys, quality assurance, and other monitoring activities.

    Ohio Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/ 
    The ODNR often has a variety of positions in the following Divisions Geological Survey, Wildlife, Water, Parks, and Natural Preserves. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/default/tabid/11072/default.aspx
    Internship programs: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/internships/tabid/11076/Default.aspx
    Office of Human Resources 614-265-6981

    United States Geological Survey, Columbus Office http://oh.water.usgs.gov/
    Water Resource Division – Experience includes groundwater and stream sampling, field sampling, database computer work, and much more (even experience in their microbiology lab).

    Environmental Consulting Firms in Central Ohio
    Many environmental consulting firms and environmental engineering firms hire interns during the summer and academic year. These are wonderful experiences to see how private, for-profit businesses operate within the Environmental and Geologic Industry. You can contact Staci Sherman (2000 Capital grad.) who recently completed an internship at BBC&M Engineering in Dublin (Contact Person: Dennis Woda 614-793-2226) which performs some geotechnical work. The following is a list of many of the firms in Central Ohio who could be contacted about internships possibilities. See Dr. Lahm for more details.

    General Link: http://www.ejobs.org/
    Ohio Companies: http://www.ejobs.org/states/ohcom.html

    Battelle www.battelle.org
    Internships and other employment positions with this company often lead to research activities. Check out the web page for more information. General inquiries, please call (614) 424-5853.

    Internships in the Public Sector

    American Geological Institute - Government Affairs Program http://www.agiweb.org/gapac/intern.html
    Work in Washington D.C. as an intern - monitor and analyze geoscience-related legislation presented in Congress, attend House and Senate hearings, and answer information requests from other geological societies.

    Appalachian Clean Streams Initiative (202-208-2836) http://www.osmre.gov/
    Paid positions to work fighting acid mine drainage within the Appalachian Mountains. See Office of Surface Mining for more information.

    Cleveland Museum of Natural History  http://www.cmnh.org/site/Index.aspx
    There are competitive summer internships at the CMNH. Like their Smithsonian counterparts, they involve students in active research with museum scientists. Additional information can be found on-line.

    F.T. Stone Laboratory, Put-in-Bay, Ohio http://stonelab.osu.edu/
    Internships and employment available at this Laboratory on Lake Erie. Both education and workshop positions as well as research assistants are available at this branch of the Ohio State University.

    IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program
    http://www.iris.washington.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach
    If you are interested in working on a seismological project this summer, visit the IRIS Internships page.

    Licking Park District Granville, Ohio 740-587-2535, http://www.lickingparkdistrict.com/

    Department of Interior http://www.doi.gov/public/findajob.cfm
    There are numerous opportunities with the Biological Survey which is part of the US Geological Survey, ranging from unpaid volunteer positions to summer internships to one-year positions. One way to find the jobs listings nation wide is to go to the USGS web page and type "internships" in their search machine.

    National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian) http://www.mnh.si.edu/
    Check out their internship page.  Every year 25 to 30 outstanding undergraduates from around the world collaborate with Smithsonian scientists on ten-week summer research projects.

    National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
    Go to the internships page on the National Park Service web page. The Geological Society of America now has its own program of National Park Service/GSA internships.  Visit their helpful links page for other opportunities.
    There are also opportunities for internships at the Shell Oil Foundation.

    National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org/About/Jobs-at-NWF.aspx
    NWF primarily focuses on five central issue including water quality, wetlands, endangered habitat, land stewardship, and sustainable communities. Nationwide internships are available.

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory  http://www.ornl.gov/ 
    ORNL web page for Graduate Education and University Partnerships http://www.ornl.gov/adm/partnerships/university/     Science and Education programs at ORNL 

    Ohio State University -- OARDC
    Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center
    Internship Program

    Pacific Whale Foundation http://www.pacificwhale.org
    Summer internships with whale and dolphin research in Pacific and Indian Oceans.

    Prairie Wetlands Learning Center http://www.fws.gov/midwest/pwlc/
    Environmental education internships in wetland systems in Minnesota with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. (218) 998-4480.

    Student Conservation Association http://www.thesca.org/
    Their internships are diverse, from trail management in national parks to ornithology. The SCA page now includes a sophisticated search engine for internships in many fields.

    United States Geological Survey (USGS) http://www.usgs.gov/
    There are numerous opportunities with the USGS, ranging from unpaid volunteer positions to summer internships to one-year positions. One way to find the jobs listings nation wide is to go to the USGS web page and type "internships" in their search machine.

    The Washington Center http://www.twc.edu 
    If you are interested in politics or public policy, be sure to investigate internship possibilities with The Washington Center. Capital has been affiliated with this organization for many years and has sent people to Washington, D.C. with a variety of majors. 1-800-486-8921

    Internships in the Private Sector

    Environmental Career Opportunities http://www.ecojobs.com/
    Offers many of the internships in the Environmental industry. Check out their "ecojobs" web site.

    Rising Star Internships Page
    The "Rising Star" web page is from a company which places interns. The rising stars "are the companies, organizations and agencies around the world who are searching for bright, talented individuals in whom to invest their future ... and the bright, talented college and vocational students and graduates around the world who are looking for an experience to enrich their lives."

    Environmental Careers Organization http://www.eco.org/ 

    Research Opportunities

    Battelle http://www.battelle.org/
    Internships and other employment positions with this company often lead to research activities. Check out the web page for more information.

    Cleveland Museum of Natural History http://www.cmnh.org/site/Index.aspx
    There are competitive summer internships at the CMNH.  Like their Smithsonian counterparts, they involve students in active research with museum scientists. Additional information can be found on-line.

    Council on Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship http://www.cur.org/programs.html
    If you and your advisor have a specific research idea for summer work, you can consider applying for support from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

    The Geological Society of America http://www.geosociety.org/educate/
    Find a list of undergraduate research opportunities from around the country at the Geological Society of America's Web site.

    National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian) http://www.mnh.si.edu/

    National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&from=fund
    You can go to the NSF search engine and type in "REU". It gets you all kinds of lists.

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory  http://www.ornl.gov/
    These are intercepts for the academic year in scientific research in the national laboratories at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The opportunities are diverse.

    United States Geological Survey, Columbus Office http://oh.water.usgs.gov/
    Perform research in the fields of groundwater and stream sampling, field sampling, and much more (even gain experience in their microbiology lab).

    Woods Hole Summer Students Fellowship Program http://www.whoi.edu/education/
    Research fellowships are available for undergraduates, graduates, and even postdoctoral students interested in ocean-related research opportunities.