Geology &/or Alaska-related
Jobs, Internships, Scholarships, Fellowships and Opportunities

Alaska Geographic, through the Murie and Science Learning Center (MSLC) in Denali National Park, Alaska

1. Summer Science Educator Position- funded by Alaska Geographic: Join the MSLC for a fun-filled and challenging position in one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world. Education staff lead a variety of programs with adult and youth audiences. Great pay! Please see to download the position description, qualifications and instructions for applying. The season begins May 4th and ends September 15th. We will consider applicants for a partial summer season. Housing may be available. To learn more about the MSLC, visit our website at To Apply
Email a letter of interest and resume along with contact information for three references to: The application deadline is February 1st. Applications will be accepted after this date only if all the positions have not been filled.

2. Summer Science Education Internship- funded by Alaska Geographic: The MSLC internship program is an excellent opportunity to gain education experience, see the inner workings of a successful non-profit and explore interior Alaska. Interns receive a travel stipend, room & board and a weekly stipend. Please see to download the position description, qualifications and instructions for applying. Interns work a 14-18 week summer season (between early May and mid September) on a 40 hours per week schedule. Housing is available. Compensation package includes travel stipend, room and board, and a weekly stipend. Email a letter of interest and resume along with contact information for three references to: The application deadline is February 1st. Applications will be accepted after this date only if all the positions have not been filled.

The Imaginarium, Anchorage, AK
The Imaginarium is a private, non-profit science education organization dedicated to increasing the public's understanding of science and technology through hands-on programs, exhibits, and outreach. Appears to be a good source for Alaska-based geotechnical positions, including some direction to governemnt jobs.
GeoCorpsTM (National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management , US Forest Service lands and Geological Soceity of American) GeoCorpsTM America
Temporary )~ 3month-long), paid summer interships on NPS, BLM and USFS land. Only United States citizens or those legally able to work in the U.S. may apply. You must join or already be a mamber of GSA (Geological Society of America). Summer 2009 positions are now listed at You must have a valid U.S. drivers license. Geoscientists of all levels are eligible to apply : students, professionals, teachers, and retirees. You do not have to be a student to apply to the GeoCorps program. If you have any questions, please contact Wesley Hill at GSA at
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) in Homer, AK Environmental Educators | Summer Program Coordinator | Senior Naturalists | Interns | Volunteers (see
All positions require good physical condition and the willingness and ability to work as part of a team. Housing is provided on-site but may be shared with other staff. Alaska or similar experience is preferred. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Email to or snail mail to CACS, PO Box 2225, Homer, AK 99603 to arrive by the deadline. Call (907)235-6667 if you wish to fax your application.
GNS Science (Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences) in New Zealand Jobs to work for this science agency throughout New Zealand:
Further information and an application form can be obtained from our

University of Alaska Fairbanks Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
International Volcanologic Field School, 2008
The application deadline has passed

UAF's Department of Geology and Geophysics offers a two-week field class in volcanology in cooperation with the Kamchatka State University (KSU) and the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) in Petropavlovsk, Russia. The course is offered every summer both in Katmai National Park, Alaska, site of the largest eruption on Earth of the 20th century and on Gorely and Mutnovsky Volcanoes, south of Petropavlovsk. Students explore and discuss the full range of phenomena that constitutes volcanoes, using some of the best examples in the world. The course is co-taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students come from across the US, Russia, and Japan, and occasionally from other countries. NSF’s International Division provides financial support for field and transportation costs.
Katmai/Alaska Dates: June 8-21
Kamchatka/Russia Dates: August ~2-17

Photos on this website from Russia Field School 2004
If you are interested in participating either as a student, or as a discussion leader, please contact John Eichelberger, VHP Program Coordinator, USGS ( or Pavel Izbekov, AVO-GI-UAF (
Facebook Group Volcanonet for Opportunities

I recently became aware of the new group on Facebook Volcanonet. It grew fast and furiously and boasted 586 members today (1/9/08). It has an area on the Discussion Board where folks can post opportunities and it's a good list so far. Join Facebook to access.

Univ. of AK Anch. (UAA) Engineering Jobs webpage
Pretty sweet list even for non-engineers and it appears to be up-to-date now! Includes geotechs, environmental consultants, state (AK) and local agencies, private industry, contractors, and links to many, many "Other On-going and Recurring Jobsites"
USAJOBS ...where almost every fedreal agency posts their job openings
: On May 16, 2008, the USGS hiring system OARS ( will integrate with the Office of Personnel Management's USAJOBS website (
Search by Series Codes
Park Ranger: 0025
Park Guide: 0090

Geo. Tech.: 1374
Geodesist: 1372

Geographer: 0150
Geophys.: 1313
Geologist: 1350

Graduate Summer Internships in Volcano Seismology/
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) announces the availability of paid summer internships for U.S. graduate students from U.S. universities in seismology, crustal deformation, igneous petrology, and physical volcanology. Successful applicants will become members of a US-Russia-Japan team comparing the response of crustal magma systems to catastrophic decompression at Bezymianny and Sheveluch Volcanoes, Kamchatka, Russia, and Mount St Helens, Washington. The 5-year project is part of the National Science Foundation’s program, Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE), which seeks to introduce US graduate students to iinternationally collaborative science. The ideal student participant will be at an early or middle stage of her or his PhD program, be physically and mentally prepared for rigorous field investigations under difficult conditions, and have a strong interest in international collaboration and understanding. It is also desirable that the student’s major advisor share an interest in the research and, although not a requirement, that the work can become a component of the student’s PhD program. The deadline for application has passed and was March 15, 2008. Selections were be made by April 1. Stayed tuned for 2009 info.

NPS - National Park Service
Scan through parks and e-mail them directly and look at their volunteer opportunities links For example, volunteer positions at Denali are posted at Seasonal Ranger-type jobs are sometimes posted separately (thus not dually) on NPS vs. USAJOBS websites.
USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
I heavily suggest using their Student Employement site and e-mail notification system.
HVO - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Also you can check out volunteer experiences like yours' truly. There's tons of availability according to this website now!
USFS - Forest Service
SCA - Student Conservation Association
A great "in" into any fedearl or state agency and some private industry too.
AmeriCorps (Nationwide) (Alaska) Eg. These folks responded to the towns affected by the M7.9 Denali quake.
Peace Corps
If you complete this application, even if you don't plan to join, it is still the best way to figure out what you have done, want to do, and how to convince someone you should be the one to do it. They ask for the employment details of the last 10 years of your life! Also, a lot of graduate programs work in conjunction with Peace Corps tours of duty, check it out, esp. the one at Michigan Tech (see right below)!

MS in Geology via Peace Corps and Michigan Tech Master's International Graduate Degree Programs
in Geology, Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Civil Engineering. Obtain your MS degree while working as a Peace Corps volunteer. The first and only Master's International program in the country in Mitigation of Natural Geological Hazards.
Alaska DNR - Department of Natural Resources (Jobs and volunteer opportunities) (Student Interns)
For Alaska Dept. of Geo. and Geophys. Surveys you'd use these sites.

BP - British Petroleum
There are a lot of interships for recent and current MS and PhD students listed
Alaska Conservation Foundation (Internships)
Chugach Gem & Mineral Society Clayton Rasmusson Memorial Earth Science Scholarship Applicant must be a UAA or UAF undergraduate student at least half-time (six (6) credits) formally admitted into an Earth Science degree-seeking program with at least Junior standing with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Applicant must be an Alaskan resident. Undisclosed amount.
Alaska Geological Society Scholarship You must be a full-time junior/senior undergraduate or graduate student (taking at least 12 undergraduate credit hours or 9 graduate credit hours) at an Alaskan university. $500 - $1,000 a piece. Application date was March 20, for 2008.
Geophysical Society of Alaska Scholarship You must be a full-time junior/senior undergraduate or graduate student taking at least 12 undergraduate credit hours or 9 graduate credit hours at an Alaska University. $1,000 each (2).
American Geological Institute Geoscience & Public Policy Internships AGI offers summer and semester internship opportunities for geoscience students with an interest in public policy and in how Washington impacts the geoscience community. Interns gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They also hone writing, research, and Web publishing skills.
UA inclduing the UAFGI jobs
Employment webpage for the GI, with links to UAF and many other organizations, companies and groups.
ETI, Inc - "Careers" tab at top followed by, "Current Opportunities" at bottom. "Based in Lakewood, CO, ETI Professionals Inc. (EnviroTemps) was founded in 1992 by Ms. Susan K. Holland in response to a growing demand for the provision and management of skilled professionals who work on a project basis. ETI’s primary mission is to provide Technical Support Services and Project Support to our government and industry partners. Our skill is to effectively support and supplement the expertise, mission, and skill sets of our clients."
ECO - Environmental Career Opportunities (pay for job ads service)
USGS info. for future volcanologists a series of links to place about entering the field of volcanology
Raytheon A defense and aerospace systems suppliers through people and technology with a focus in developing talent. Search is available for College or Experienced Professional opportunities. They also contract to the USGS and other federal agencies and organizations.
Raytheon Polar Services Co. This get you to a list of positions that we typically recruit for each year. These positions may or may not be currently open. Please view the "How To Apply" page for instructions on searching and applying for our job openings.
Kelly Services Kelly Scientific Resources is a international contractor where you can find available contract jobs worldwide.
The Job Seeker Their mission is to serve the natural resource and environmental communities by providing an information link between employers
and potential employees. Their goal is to provide the most complete and accurate job information available for the natural resource and environmental fields nationwide. This is accomplished thru a "seeker pays" subscription service. Fees are reasonable and are for designated time periods including a Summer Season special. Worth the $.
Data Flow, Alaska DataFlow's professional and information technology technical services staff is the largest in Alaska. is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Earthworks use their hotlinks to find the latest jobs in energy, oil, mining, geoscience, seismology, geodesy, earth system science, environmental science, remediation, contaminated land, agriculture, forestry, ecology, plant science, meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography, marine science, hydrology, hydrogeology, soil science, remote sensing, GIS, geomatics, geotechnical / civil engineering and related subjects.
Aero-Metric (formlerly AeroMap) Tired of the same old routine mapping jobs? Want to map a glacier or volcano? Curious about portraying muskeg and ice polygons? Want to work in an informal atmosphere and be part of a progressive and dynamic company? They say consider a position with AeroMap in Anchorage, Alaska... Also a new jobs site site came with the name change:
SixthStar Entertainment - Onboard Naturalists SixthStar Entertainment is searcing for an Alaskan Naturalist Lecturer to work onboard Princess Cruises for the 2004 Alaskan summer cruising season. Presentations should be entertaining, or as we they to say, providing both insight and "edu-tainment". Typical audience sizes range from 200-300 guests for each talk.

GeoTemps "A Professional Personnel Service" i.e one of the many contract companies hiring geologists to work in Fairbanks District gold mines go to their Employment section on the homepage.Also the have a search jobs page
KinRoss Gold Corporation Alaskan Exploration: all experience levels needed including summer jobs for geology students and 3-6 month positions for geologists. 
USA Freedom Corps A lot of these federal agencies are using this system to obtain volunteers, so when you can't get through to a specific agency or park, this may be the next best route.The "Find Volunteer Opportunities" button may be your best bet to avoid being run through the Peace Corps, etc.. if that's not what you're looking for.
Apex Environmental Inc. Apex is a slef-proclaimed comprehensive environmental, health and safety and engineering company. They specialize in environmental consulting and remediation services, industrial hygiene and land planning/site engineering. They have job offerings in the lower 48 states right now.
EarthData EarthData is a remote sensing, mapping, and GIS services organization that provides clients with customized products and solutions to support a wide range of land-use and natural resource management activities. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, EarthData collects and transforms information about the earth's surface into spatially accurate mapping and GIS products for use in either GIS or design and engineering environments. Look at their Careers for job listings.
Coeur Alaska, Inc. Kensington Gold Mine job webpage
Coeur Alaska Inc. only accepts applications for currently open recruitments. We cannot accept unsolicited applications or resumes. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

The most basic goverment app. I've seen in a while, and it works. I was offfered a position. Some of the post disaster tasks of the mitigation staff include:
Provide technical assistance to conduct natural hazard identification and risk assessment studies
Manage mitigation programs, including the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP), Flood Insurance Studies and Restudies;
Analyze disaster area to identify predisaster loss reduction best practices, capture success stories and promote their practice as a means to encourage others to do the same;
Develop public education and outreach campaigns targeted to the populations within the declared area; Assist State and local governments and non-governmental entities in implementing floodplain management with special emphasis on reducing repetitive loss.

GeoEye Employment Ops . GeoEye is the premier provider of geospatial information, imagery and solutions for the national security community, strategic partners, resellers and commercial customers to help them better map, measure and monitor the world.
Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) ASTC is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC also posts jobs available as science museums and centers nation-wide through their Job Bank.
GeoCommunity The GeoCommunity is THE place for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), CAD, Mapping, and Location-Based industry professionals, enthusiasts, and students to gather. The GeoCommunity is by far THE leading GIS online portal and daily publication reaching 37,000+ subscribers to our Daily SpatialNews NewsWire.
NSTA - National Science Teachers Association Their new online job bank is the self proclaimed premier location for science education careers. This unique service provides a timely link between science education professionals seeking new positions and educational institutions with vacancies. Our clients are teachers, students, administrators, and public or private schools in grades pre- K through 12 and postsecondary.
WHOI - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowship Fellowships are awarded to pursue an independent research project under the guidance of a member of the Scientific or Senior Technical Staff. These projects typically are suggested by the advisor, and are agreed upon jointly by fellow and advisor. Through this program of Summer Fellowship grants, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) aim is to give a promising group of science and engineering students experience, which will assist them in determining whether they wish to devote careers to the study of the oceans. The program has been very popular and, consequently, very competitive, with an average of about ten to fifteen percent of the applicants receiving awards. Summer Student Fellowship awards for the summer of 2005 carry a stipend of $396 per week for a ten- to twelve-week program. Additional support may be provided for travel. Institution housing is available for rental by fellowship recipients.
Swashzone Processes Undergraduate Student Fellowships at WHOI Swashzone Processes Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities studying in a physical science (e.g., geology, geophysics, physics), mathematics, or engineering. Fellowships are awarded for a 6-month period to work with Dr. Britt Raubenheimer to pursue an independent research project focussed on nearshore processes. The projects typically will be suggested by the advisor, and are agreed upon jointly by fellow and advisor. For further information on the research of Dr. Raubenheimer and her colleagues, please see: Fellowship awards for 2005 carry a stipend of $396 per week for a 6-month period, plus a housing allowance of $525 per month (WHOI will not provide housing). Additional support will be provided to cover research expenses.
Alaska's Job Bank You'll get a map and instructions to click on a region to display a list of ALL Alaska's Job Bank job openings in that area. Or use the selection boxes at the bottom to search by region and/or job type. Job listings are updated frequently each week day.

Avalon Development Avalon Development is currently seeking personnel interested in 2005 seasonal, and as-needed field positions. Avalon 2005 projects encompass gold, platinum and massive sulfide exploration. Applications accepted beginning January 20, 2005. We anticipate: 6 Senior geology positions, 8 Junior geology positions and 12 Geo-techincian positions. Based upon client projects, we anticipate an ongoing need for Senior Geologist, Junior Geologist and Geo-Technician positions throughout the 2005 season.
Work Place Alaska
Jobs within the state of Alaska for the State of Alaska

David and Rachel Hopkins Scholarship
Undergraduate and graduate students conducting interdisciplinary Quaternary research in or relevant to Beringia are eligible for this $1,500 scholarship. See fliers posted around UAF campus for details, or contact Dr. S. Fowell ( for application information.

Degree University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand :
Hazard and Disaster Management

The programme is run from the Department of Geological Sciences, but was developed by the Natural Hazards Research Centre and brings together social and physical
sciences using the ethos that "Managing hazards means managing people".

For further information, please contact Tim Davies or phone +64-3-364-2987 extension 7502.

Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA)
Summer 2008Internships and Leadership Positions - Kenai Adventure Programs Intern - Outdoor Leadership - Outdoor Leadership and Interpretive

SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation ) SAIC Career Opportunities
"SAIC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions.". " We are a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and products to all branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other U.S. Government civil agencies, as well as to customers in selected commercial markets." Includes the USGS. Includes 10 office locations in Alaska.
Kachemak Bay Environmental Educators (KBEEA) opportunities
Volunteer and Intership opportunities with organizations that belong to the Kachemak Bay Environmental Educators Alliance (KBEEA). Participants KBEEA envision an environmental education system of excellence in Kachemak Bay that would inspire life-long learning and commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability among Kachemak Bay residents and visitors. Members list is:, and KBEEA homepage is:

No 2008 Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program
2007 marks the 10th and final year of Canon's commitment to this unique scholarship program. Although Canon’s support for current scholars continues through 2009, there is no competition for scholarship awards planned for 2008.

If you have suggestions of scholarships, interships, opportunities or job related searches or companies to add, please email me.
Updated 12/23/08
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