The Summer 2014 GeoFORCE Counselor Application is Now Open
GeoFORCE has 90 counselor positions open this summer. To apply you must be in college, in good academic standing, and you must complete at least a year of college by summer 2014. Applications are encouraged from GeoFORCE graduates and Jackson School students. All majors welcome.
The application has moved on-line, into the same database we have been using for GeoFORCE registration. You can access it here. Note that there are a couple of changes this year:
- We are asking for a statement on why you think you would be a great counselor. Half-a-page is plenty
- The deadline is January 15 , so you can finish this over Christmas break if that is easier.
- There is a mandatory Counselor Bootcamp all day on Wednesday May 21 in Austin. You will be paid for the day.
GeoFORCE Trail Driver
GeoFORCE has 4-6 trail driver positions open this summer. To apply you must have graduated from college (any major), and have a clean driving record. The job of trail driver involves following the bus in a van and being the person available to separate from the group to pick up supplies, transport individuals, and handle medical emergencies. The trail driver also participates in the field stops, takes photos, and helps put together the closing ceremony shows.
Trail drivers might work 1-4 field trips. Because of the way they are scheduled, the maximum would be two in June and two in July (ending Aug 2).
The application will be available on-line by Dec. 15.
Summer Research Options
Research Experience for Solid Earth Science for Students: Deadline Feb 1
A summer research program targeting minority students in Geology and Earth Science. Students work with a faculty mentor on a real research project. They can apply as early as Sophomore year, and can return for a a second year. The program is interested in recruiting GeoFORCE grads, so apply. RESESS Link
NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Various deadlines, starting in February
This is a National Science Foundation funded program that supports research in all fields of science, including the social sciences across campuses nationwide. To apply, simply look at the topics that interest you, and follow the program links to the individual application. REU’s happen at college campuses all over the country, and they seek students from everywhere — you can apply to any and all that interest you. REU Link
Geological Society of America, GeoCorps: Deadline Feb 4, noon Mountain Time (that’s 11 CST)
This program places college students in national parks and national forests across the country for the summer. In most cases you need at least one year of college under your belt. Sometimes you need specific majors or class work, but this is not strictly a geology program – many majors are welcome. You must be a member of GSA to apply, but GSA student membership is inexpensive. Check out the link and apply to a few. Remember to mention GeoFORCE in your application. Good luck! GeoCorp Link
Mosaics in Science Program Deadline Feb 4, noon Mountain Time (that’s 11 CST)
This is another program administered by the GSA. It specifically targets minority students who are in STEM fields. Sixteen positions are open in some of the most beautiful places in the country including the Tetons, Denali, and Biscayne Bay, just to name 3. They include all fields to science and technology, not just earth science. Check them out. You must be nominated to apply. Contact Dr. Snow if you are interested. Mosaics Link
The Department of the Interior Internships
This includes the UG Geological Survey, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement, and the Parks Service. GeoFORCE has a lot of strong supporters in the Interior Department. If you apply for any of these, please let us know so we can alert them: DOI Internship Link
Oak Ridge summer internships:
These are available at all levels and for all science majors. Listings can be found at: ORISE Link
This is a job search site that lists internships and jobs in Texas, by city, company, and job type. Any major, any school. Check it out: Texas Internships
This is a job search site that lists internships and jobs in all over the US, by city, company, and job type. Any major, any school. Check it out: US Internships
Many programs specifically target students from diverse backgrounds. GSA has compiled a list focused on STEM students. Scroll to the bottom and follow some of these links too.GSA Diversity Links