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Internships in Geography

Overview

GEG 394 Internship in Geography is a requirement of the Applied, Environmental, and Planning tracks of the B.A. Geography major, and of the Geography track of the B.S. Environmental Science major.  The requirements of GEG 394 are as follows: Junior or Senior status; the completion of a minimum of 24 hours in geography; a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA in Geography as of the semester or summer session prior to registering for the internship, and permission of the Department of Geography.

Geography internships must be a minimum of 150 hours to qualify for the required 3 credits of academic work.  Geography interns usually work over the course of a summer and easily meet and exceed the minimum number of hours.

GEG 394 Internship in Geography is an academic course and must be registered and paid for.  Students contemplating taking GEG 394 should contact their academic advisor or the Department Chair to discuss the application process well before the anticipated beginning date of the internship.  An internship hosting agreement between PASSHE and the hosting organization must be in place before the commencement of the intership.

Recent Internships

Babcock and Wilcox Company
2849 Sterling Dr.,
Hatfield, PA 19440
www.babcock.com 
• Energy site air quality monitoring and analysis

BEI Engineering
1100 Berkshire Blvd.,
Wyomissing, PA 19610
www.bogiaeng.com 
• Traffic engineering using CAD

Borough of Emmaus
28 S. 4th St.,
Emmaus, PA 18049 
• GPA field data collection
• GIS feature class creation and Mapping
•Borough Council presentation

Borough of Lansdale
649 West 9th St.,
Lansdale, PA 19446
http://lansdale.org 
•Develop and implement municipal GIS
• Field data collection
• Feature digitizing from air photos

Boswell Engineering
330 Phillips Ave.,
South Hackensack, NJ 07606
www.boswellengineering.com 
• Collection of soil and groundwater samples
• Evaluate lab results to NJDEP standards
• Project area and sampling area maps in GIS

Cape May County Planning Department
4 Moore Rd.,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
www.capemaycountygov.net 
• GPS field data collection
• Database entry and management
• GIS mapping

City of Reading Waste Water Treatment Plant
815 Washington St.,
Reading PA 19601
• Lab Technician, GPS field data collection, GIS

Harvest Hill Farm
421 Watson Rd.,
Walden, VT 05843
• Application of agricultural techniques

Hawk Mountain Bird Sanctuary
Acopian Center for Conservation and Learning,
410 Summer Valley Rd.,
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
www.hawkmountain.org 
• GIS mapping of Turkey Vulture migration paths.

Lancaster County Government Office
150 N. Queen St.,
Suite 322,
Lancaster, PA 17603
www.co.lancaster.pa.us 
• GPS feature location
• GIS feature class editing

Lower Macungie Township
3400 Brookside Rd.,
Macungie, PA 18062
www.lowermac.com 
• Fieldwork and GIS mapping
• Walkability audit using GIS

Thylan Associates
1 Summit Court,
Fishkill, NY 12524
www.thylan.com/index.html 
• Real Estate site documentation
• Assist planners
• Site plan review
• Attend planning meetings

National Park Service-Delaware Water Gap NRA
294 Old Milford Rd.,
Milford, PA 18337
www.nps.gov
• GPS field data collection
• Park atlas map updating/creating in GIS
• Report writing and presentations

The Nature Conservancy
433 Rosevelt Blvd.,
West Depford, NJ 08086
www.tnc.org
• Environmental background research for management plans for three nature preserve locations

Tilden Township
874 Hex Highway,
Hamburg, PA 19526
www.tildentownship.com 
• GIS mapping of township assets

Upper Milford Township
P.O. Box 210
5671 Chestnut St.,
Old Zionsville, PA 18068
www.uppermilford.net
• Applications of GIS to land use planning

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1268 Palisades Dr.,
Leesport, PA 19533
• Blue Marsh Lake
• Park Ranger
• GIS invasive species inventory

Wildlands Conservancy
3701 Orchard Place,
Emmaus, PA 18049
www.wildlandspa.org 
•Preparation and presentation of lessons on animal care and environmental stewardship