Highlights & Reminders

Welcome back!  We are glad you are back and are settling into the semester.  Here is wishing you a productive and successful 2014-2015 Academic Year!

Winter & Spring Field Courses

Get ready for the best classes you could take this academic year. Geo 450 and GEO 190: Regional Geography-Geology Field Studies in Curacao, Winter-Spring 2015! Contact Dr. Cornell or Dr. Jantz for more information, but click here to put your name on the interest sign-up list.

2014 Photo Contest: 

Download PDF of 2014 photo entries and VOTE HERE!

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Geography & Earth Science Department
104 Shearer Hall
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: 717-477-1685
Fax: 717-477-4029
Email: geog@ship.edu

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Are you interested in interning with the USGS?

Read on for some important tips and links

The USGS internship program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. But the USGS's ability to hire students directly is not as simple as it used to be and this page highlights a few items that might help those seeking work at the USGS. The program for internships that can possibly convert to full time work has changed in the last few years are available at the web page below, where you can get into the system and also to keep an eye out for openings that come up on USA Jobs.

There is another program you should probably look into as well. Most summer internships are filled from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) program that has a special program with the USGS. These students are recommended from their ranking during their  'field camp'  but  the field techniques classes may allow you to get into this program. Since the USGS gets most of their interns now through this route, it would be to your advantage to participate if you can. The websites below will give you the details about the NAGT program.