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.”
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).
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.