Life After Oneonta
(Grad school, Jobs, Internships, REUs)
Links to Geoscience program websites across the U.S.
Link to the AMS Schools in the Atmospheric, Ocean, Hydrologic and Related Sciences website. use this for research into graduate schools by degree offered.
The National Weather Service hires entry-level meteorologists. The job is technically called an Intern position but it's not a student internship. For GS-5 you need a Bachelor's degree. Graduating seniors should apply. Check on availability at this link: USAJOBS. You will need to create an account at USAJOBS to apply.
Geocorps America: Paid Geoscientist Opportunities on National Parks, National Forests, and BLM Lands
Internships, REUs and other opportunities - get a leg up on jobs:
Student internships are available in a number of government offices as well as private firms (consulting, forecasting, etc). First check the list below and see what is available that interests you. Then, talk to your advisor. It may be desirable or even necessary to register for College credit to qualify for those internships. Your advisor can work through the application forms for internship courses.
The Career Development Center has a webpage with links to scholarship applications and the Helen & Michael Casper Fellowship for internship support. This fellowship is open to all students and the goal is to provide a meaningful difference for students who wish to participate in internship opportunities.
Here is the link for the information page:
The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department has a number of named scholarships. To apply, go to this page: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/earths/ScholarshipApps.asp
External Internship Links
Click on these for information and/or contact information. Check the application deadline on internships before you do anything.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) internships
NYSDEC seasonal meteorology intern (10 weeks, summer 2016 in Albany)
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) internships
The Juneau Icefield Research Program
Student Conservation Association
Earth System Modeling and Education Institute
Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students These are paid internships, meant for underrepresented groups, as defined on the website. It's in Boulder, CO and they will pay to fly you out there.
CT Weather (Connecticut)
Fox TV affiliate in NYC Scroll down - the internship program is near the bottom.
Internships and Scholarships from NOAA
The University of Toledo These are paid REU projects on cutting-edge research into harmful algal blooms, invasive species, water quality, or climate change.
The Bureau of Land Management is accepting positions for three Geology Assistant Positions. The deadline is July 1. This link goes to the announcement for those and other Geocorps America positions.
NWS-Pittsburgh is looking for student volunteers (i.e., unpaid interns) for summer 2016.
NWS Binghamton Seeks Students for Summer Internship Opportunities
AccuWeather has four paid internships for summer 2016 in State College, PA. Applications due Feb 8. This is very competitive.
Summer internship opportunities at the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station. Stipends are available! Click here for the flyer. Deadline is March 4!!
More links will be added as we get them.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Employers are searching for people who can critically think, problem solve, and communicate. Research is a great way to pick up all these skills. If you are interested in participating in research over the summer, you should spend a few minutes to check out NSF REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) opportunities. Several of our students have participated in an REU. The application deadline usually occurs in January, February, or March, so you want to start investigating possibilities and working on applications now.
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
The National Weather Center (NWC) in Norman, Oklahoma is offering REU 10-week summer research programs. Students are paid a stipend, have free housing, a travel allowance to/from Norman, OK, and travel allowance to present their work at the national conference that best suits them. The application deadline has been extended to Feb 17. Get more information and a link to the application page here.
Dr. Melinda D. Daniels at the Stroud Water Research Center writes that she has space for two hydro-geomorphology REU interns this coming summer in our Fluvial Geomorphology lab. Apply at czo.stroudcenter.org/reu/ before February 15