Wednesday, January 21, 2015

From GSA: GeoCorps Positions Now Available for Summer 2015

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.

Apply Now!
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.

More Information
For more information, see the official GeoCorps website, follow the GeoCorps Facebook page, subscribe to the GeoCorps Twitter feed, or contact Matthew Dawson at or 303-357-1025.

Quick Links
• GeoCorps Home Page
• Summer 2015 Position Descriptions 

• How to Apply
• Eligibility Requirements
• Flier, poster, and brochure to print for friends and colleagues