The Industry

Are you looking for geology internships or entry-level geology jobs? The survival of the human race just might depend on geologists. Geologists and geology interns study the Earth’s processes, materials, and history, and their insights guide development, exploration, and public policy. That means because of their work, we have fuel for our cars, we can breathe the air, and we’re able to find places to live that are situated away from places prone to natural disasters like sinkholes and volcanic eruptions. With a growing world population and increasing demands for energy, environmental protection, and land and resource management, geologists have job security for years to come.

The Internship

A geology internship will give you the chance to get your hands dirty collecting materials in the field, testing soil samples in the lab, and analyzing data in the office. You could do everything from making maps, collecting rock samples, or removing toxic chemicals from the water with a local team or one that travels to remote locations such as the Arizona desert or the frozen icecaps of Alaska. Be sure to learn the tools of the trade during your geology internship such as radar equipment in the field, X-ray equipment in the lab, and GIS and modeling software to analyze data in the office.

You’ll need to earn a bachelor’s degree at a minimum and can advance your career by earning a master’s or doctorate degree in a specialist field such as paleontology, mineralogy, volcanology, or hydrology.

The Career Options

Geologists are most in demand in the mining, quarrying, and oil extraction industry. They also work in civil engineering firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, natural reserve companies, or work as consultants.

The Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the geoscience field is projected to grow 10% over the next decade, which is faster than average.

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