GeoCorps AMERICAN INDIAN Internships
The Geological Society of America and the National Park Service are proud to announce the development of an exciting new facet of the GeoCorps America program—the GeoCorps American Indian Internships! GeoCorps American Indian Internships are paid, short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world—lands managed by the National Park Service. The principal goal of the GeoCorps American Indian Internships is to stimulate interest in careers in geoscience research and education among American Indians, a group that has been historically underrepresented in geoscience professions. This program introduces participants to careers in the federal government and can help create a federal workforce that better reflects the diverse makeup of the U.S. population. GeoCorps American Indian Internships will help GSA and the National Park Service work toward their common goals of increasing diversity in their respective fields. Application to the program is open to all qualified people who meet the eligibility requirements. All applicants are given equal opportunity and selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors. The GeoCorps American Indian Internships are listed on the main GeoCorps Positions page, in the GeoCorps Diversity Internships section.
The goals of the GeoCorps American Indian Internships are:
- Broaden participation in the field of geoscience.
- Create a larger and more diverse pool of potential employees for the National Park Service.
- Encourage continued study and career development of people in groups that are historically under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.
- Advance the National Park Service's and the Geological Society of America's commitment to diversity.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- The GeoCorps American Indian Internships accept applications from all qualified candidates who meet the general GeoCorps America eligibility requirements. American Indians and Alaska Natives are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with strong connections to an American Indian tribe or community are also encouraged to apply.
- Although geoscience knowledge and skills are a significant requirement for most positions, GeoCorps invites candidates from diverse disciplines—including chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, ecology, hydrology, meteorology, the social sciences, and the humanities—to apply. Applicants with backgrounds outside of the geosciences should be mindful are advised to focus on positions for which they can meet all of the qualifications.
- Candidates applying to GeoCorps American Indian Internships are also strongly encouraged to apply to other GeoCorps America Positions (maximum of three) and GeoCorps Diversity Internship positions (no limit).
How DO I APPLY?
- Click the "Apply" tab at the top of this page. Or click here. Then follow the instructions to log-in and set up your application account.
- Once logged-in, click on the "Positions" link and scroll down to and click on the "American Indian Diversity Internships" listing. Then click the red button that says "CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION".
- Applicants to the GeoCorps American Indian Internships are also encouraged to apply directly to other GeoCorps America (maximum of three) and GeoCorps Diversity Internship positions (no limit) in the same manner. Please refer to the application instructions and eligibility requirements for help.
- In your application profile, you will complete your resume, cover letter(s), and letter of recommendation requests. You will also enter a record of your courses and grades. You only need to submit one cover letter and provide one letter of recommendation to apply for the Amerian Indian Internship positions. You will need to submit additional cover letters for additional positions (GeoCorps America or GeoCorps Diversity Internships).
- Look on the positions listing page for the general GeoCorps American Indian Internships position description. Please tailor your application toward this general position description. If there are particular positions with the National Park Service that interest you most, please name those positions in your application and focus your application materials on the requirements for those particular National Park Service positions.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
- The selection process for the GeoCorps American Indian Internships is identical to the process used for other GeoCorps America positions. GSA performs an initial screening of applications and passes all qualified and eligible applications on to site supervisors. The supervisors then interview top candidates by phone and make the final selection based on how well the candidates fit the needs of the project.
- The GeoCorps American Indian Internship program follows Equal Employment Opportunity principles. Selection of positions will be made solely on the basic of merit and qualifications, without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.
GEOCORPS DIVERSITY INTERNSHIPS
Thos interested in the GeoCorps American Indian Internships may also be interested in the GeoCorps Diversity Internships. GeoCorps Diversity Internships are also intended to increase general diversity within the geosciences. The principal goal of the GeoCorps America Diversity Internships is to stimulate interest in careers in geoscience research and education among groups, such as American Indians, that are underrepresented in geoscience professions. Application to the program is open to all qualified people who meet the eligibility requirements; this includes people who apply to the GeoCorps American Indian Internships. For more information, see the GeoCorps Diversity Internships web-page.
GEOCORPS AMERICA Program BACKGROUND
GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America, in partnership with the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. The program offers paid, short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world—America’s National Parks, National Forests, and BLM lands. Past GeoCorps projects have taken place in Grand Canyon National Park (AZ), Denali National Park and Preserve (AK), Tongass National Forest (AK), Sierra National Forest (CA), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (UT), Craters of the Moon National Monument (ID), and dozens of other amazing public lands. GeoCorps project areas include geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping , GIS (Geographic Information Systems), minerals, soils, glaciology, geo-hazards, cave/karst science, education, and interpretation. For a full description of the GeoCorps America program, please see the main GeoCorps America website.
Other AMERICAN INDIAN INTERNSHIP & Fellowship PROGRAMS
National Park Service Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program
U.S. Department of Energy American Indian Internship Program
Smithsonian Institute Native American Internship Program
NSF/Hopa Mountain Native Science Fellows program
If you have any questions, please contact the GeoCorps Program Manager, Matthew Dawson at .