|Course ID:||GEOG 3990. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. |
|Course Title:||Internship in Geography|
|Placement of students in an outside private or governmental agency where they will utilize geographic techniques in approaching practical problems relevant to the agency's mission. An initial orientation and a postinternship evaluation with the internship committee are required. |
|Oasis Title:||INTERNSHIP IN GEOG|
|Prerequisite:||Permission of department|
|Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year. |
|Grading System:||S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)|
Our internship is designed as a practicum, to allow geography
undergraduate majors to obtain practical experience in the
application of geographical skills in the work place. As a
consequence, internships are carefully screened by our
internship coordinator, to ensure that the learning experience
is suitably challenging and rewarding.
Students are placed with private firms, government agencies
(local, state, or federal), or non-governmental organizations
that can provide geography majors the opportunity to apply
conceptual and/or pragmatic dimensions of their training in
The internship promotes the diversity of learning experiences
in geography, and serves to mentor undergraduates seeking to
apply their geographical training in a working environment.
Interns are required to participate in an internship
orientation session, which will acquaint them with the purposes
of the internship program and provide logistical details of
their specific internship.
Interns are monitored by cooperating host agencies, who oversee
the day-to-day details of the work assignment.
All interns summarize their internship experience in a written
report that highlights the nature of the tasks performed and
explores the geographic dimensions of those tasks. Host
agencies also provide evaluative summaries of the interns