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Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is emphasized in the GIS minor through research (GIS 400), internships (GIS 470), and faculty-guided independent studies (GIS 499). Research can be conducted with Monmouth faculty, the Urban Coast Institute, or another one of Monmouth’s Centers of Distinction. Faculty-guided independent studies are most often in partnership with an outside organization, and help students gain project-based GIS experience. Recent independent studies have been in partnership with the New Jersey Borough of Lake Como, American Red Cross, and New Jersey Forest Fire Service. Students can expect new partnerships on a regular basis, which could lead to potential internship opportunities.

Student work for the Borough of Lake Como.

The world of GIS internships is large, and can be explored through informal channels (i.e. networking) or online platforms. Some sites where you may find GIS internships are provided below.

New Jersey Opportunities

New Jersey Geographic Information Network

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Internship Program

New Jersey Geological and Water Survey Student Intern Program

New Jersey Department of Transportation Internship Opportunities

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Internship Opportunities

New York Opportunities

New York State GIS Association

New York City Department of Environmental Protection Internship Program

New York City Summer Internship Program

Nationwide Opportunities

The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse

Central Intelligence Agency Student Opportunities

US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

US Geological Survey Pathways Internship Program

US Census Pathways Internship Program

The above is a sample of potential sources for GIS internships, and you are encouraged to get creative in your internship search.