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FGS Internship Program

A group of DEP interns at a drilling site in July 2017

The Internship Program of the Florida Geological Survey (FGS), an office of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, provides college students with an opportunity to apply learned skills and develop new ones in supervised situations. This program is designed to strengthen geological, environmental and/or data management concepts and develop the confidence and skills to prepare students for employment opportunities or graduate programs.

Internships provide exposure to professionals in the geosciences and promote career development. To support that endeavor, interns often start by learning the importance of geological data management. They are then assigned other tasks based on skills, interests and project availability. As an intern, participants are expected to employ their talents and abilities to contribute to the objectives of the assigned section and the overall mission of the FGS to “collect, interpret, maintain, and distribute geologic information to benefit Florida.”

Available Opportunities

Currently, opportunities are available only at our headquarters in Tallahassee. Please contact DEP for additional opportunities throughout the state.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Candidates must be available for an in-person interview.
  • Preference may be given to students majoring in science and environmental studies and those with course work in GIS or computer modeling. Relevant fields of study include geology, physics, oceanography, chemistry, mathematics, environmental studies, geography, urban and regional planning, etc.
  • Additional opportunities may be available for library science majors.
  • Non-students may be considered on a case-by-case basis; however, a background in the subjects listed above is required (with a degree being preferred).

An intern working on a project for the DEP Florida Geological Survey

Application Process

A complete application package must be received for consideration. This shall include the required documents for DEP:

  • A complete internship program application packet (DEP internship application, volunteer agreement and general release form)
  • A cover letter indicating the applicant’s interest and outlining goals and objectives
  • A brief resume of current and past experience
  • A letter of recommendation (for college credit, this should be from an academic professor on a signed letterhead)
  • An unofficial transcript from an accredited college or university.

Contact Information

For further information about internship opportunities, please contact one of our internship coordinators listed below.

FGS Internship Coordinators

Last Modified:
July 17, 2024 - 4:09pm

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