Highlights & Reminders

The faculty in Geography-Earth Science wish all of you a productive and safe summer!  For those of you working at your internships, keep up the hard work. Make us proud!  When you get a chance, share some photos with the department Facebook page and let us know what you are up to.  Click here: https://www.facebook.com/ShipGeoESS

Fall Classes Begin Soon

Just a reminder, fall classes begin on Monday August 24, 2015.  If you have any questions about your fall class schedule, please contact the office and someone will be able to assist you.  The office phone number is 477-1685.  

2015 Department Photo Contest: 

Don't forget, each fall we will run our student-faculty-alumni photo contest!  So get some great shots this summer.  Be thinking about all those awesome Geo/ESS themes!


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Contact

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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Alumni

Please take a moment to fill out our Alumni Survey!

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Internships with the Pennsylvania DEP and DCNR

Internships with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have proven to be valuable experiences for many of our undergraduate and graduate students. They offer a variety of internship experiences at locations across the state. Even for unpaid internship placements in these agencies, the experience is still worth your time. To be considered for an internship with one of these agencies, be sure to complete an on-line application form:

  • For internships with the Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/employment/13766/internships/607957

  • For internships with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources/interns/index.htm
    • The DCNR is actively recruiting interns and externs (unpaid interns) for career paths in DCNR! An internship/externship now could potentially set you up for a career with this great state agency.
    • When completing the application form for DCNR, you will be asked to indicate where you would like to work. It is recommended that you indicate counties where you would like to be placed (i.e. if you are interested in a specific park in a specific county), but that you also include the county or counties where the regional office is located (click here for a map of the DCNR regions): Region 1 Cameron County, Region 2 Butler County, Region 3 Bedford County, Region 4 Bucks County, Region 5 Luzerne County, Region 6 Clarion County, DCNR Headquarters Dauphin County.

  • Both the DCNR and DEP require an academic verification as part of their application process. SU now has a "self-serv" feature so you can access all of these materials on-line through my.ship. After logging into the my.ship portal, select Student > My Academics > Student Resources > My Enrollment Verification. A current enrollment verification should suffice. You can print that and attached it to your application. For information about academic standing, you should print up a copy of your informal transcript.

  • DEP may also require a letter from the Geography-Earth Science Department to document that academic internships are required for your degree. Contact Dr. Jantz (cajant@ship.edu) for this letter.