December 15, 2014 at 9:13 PM #2761The IAGDKeymaster
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GeoCorps Positions Now Available for Summer 2015!
Are you interested in doing geoscience in some of America’s most beautiful public lands?
The Geological Society of America (GSA) has posted 125+ new GeoCorps America positions for summer 2015 on the GeoCorps website! Applications can be submitted online from now through February 3, 2015 (noon, Mountain Time).
Once again, GeoCorps features paid geoscience projects in some of America’s most amazing public lands, which are managed by our partner agencies—the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. This round of projects features some of the nation’s premier public lands, such as the BLM San Juan Islands National Monument (WA), White Mountain National Forest (NH), Mesa Verde National Park (CO), and Grand Canyon National Park (AZ). It also includes some extremely remote, wild places, like Denali National Park (AK), as well as sites closer to an urban setting, such as Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (PA). GeoCorps project areas cover a broad range of subjects, including geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), geo-hazards, education, and interpretation. There are even positions relating to astronomy and archaeology this season.
These temporary, paid opportunities provide on-the-ground geoscience experience and include a stipend of $2,750 (or more), free housing (or a housing allowance), and in some cases, a travel allowance. Watch this video to hear directly from recent GeoCorps America participants about their experiences.
Geoscientists of all levels are eligible to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, professionals, faculty members, teachers, and retirees. Past GeoCorps participants are eligible to apply for “Guest Scientist” positions and “GeoCorps Diversity” positions.
The GeoCorps website’s online application system is now open to receive applications, so get started on yours today! The final application deadline is February 3, 2015 (noon, Mountain Time). Apply online at the GeoCorps website.
For more information, see the official GeoCorps website, follow the GeoCorps Facebook page, subscribe to the GeoCorps Twitter feed, or contact Matthew Dawson at [email protected] or 303-357-1025.
Other Opportunities from GSA and its Partners
• NPS-GSA Mosaics in Science Program – Short-term, paid STEM opportunities, designed to increase the diversity of those working in STEM jobs within the National Park Service. If you attend an HBCU or HSI, or are a member of an organization like SACNAS, AISES, NABG, etc., GSA and NPS encourage you to apply for Mosaics in addition to GeoCorps!
• Job at GSA: Meetings Coordinator – Careers and Diversity Programs – A full-time job at GSA headquarters in Boulder, CO.
• Job at GSA: Associated Societies, Sections & Divisions Communications Manager and International Liaison – A full-time job at GSA headquarters in Boulder, CO.
• GSA On To the Future Program – A grass roots initiative to provide partial-funding for diverse students to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting.
• GSA GeoVentures – Geoscience field trips for students and others
• GSA/ExxonMobil Field Programs – Application periods open around February
• GSA Research Grants – Some application deadlines are in February
• GSA Employment Service Center – Online job and resume database, open year-round.
• GSA Meetings – Travel grant and volunteering opportunities are available.
Thank you for your interest in the GeoCorps program. We look forward to seeing your application for this GeoCorps season!
Matt Dawson, GSA
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