Internships and Career Opportunities


To help prepare our students for life after graduation, the Geography Department maintains an extensive network of internship opportunities. Geography students can gain real-world experience while applying their skills outside of the classroom. They can also earn senior-level college credit, and often earn a competitive wage. We’ve had many of these internships turn into full-time jobs after graduation with a degree in Geography. After meeting with faculty, students sign up for:

GEOG 4890 Cooperative Work Experience (1-6 credits)

-Internship or Paid Position: 3 hours per week for the duration of the semester per credit hour (thus 3 hours/week X 15 weeks = 45 total hours worked per credit hour).

-This means that students working or interning 9 hours/week or more for the duration of the semester may earn 3 or more credit hours for the semester.

Our Community Partners Include:

Ogden City GIS and Planning Department

Weber County Storm Water Management

Student Conservation Association Fire Education Corps

Davis County Public Works

NAI Utah Commercial Real Estate

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Weber Pathways

Coalition for Utah's Future, Envision Utah

State and Local Planning Section, Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, Utah

Weber County Planning Department

Public Works Department, Washington Terrace

Ogden City Council

Box Elder County Recorder/Clerk/Surveyor’s Office

Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce

Box Elder County Chief Recorder/GIS

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

Community Development, Woods Cross City

Forest Service

U.S. Department of Interior: BLM

State of Utah Educational Trust Lands Office

Utah Transit Authority (UTA)

Career Opportunities 

A knowledge of geography and geographical analysis techniques is becoming very valuable in today's job market. A recent US Department of Labor survey shows that three areas would dominate job growth in the coming years: biotechnology, nanotechnology and geotechnology.

For more information on Sustainability Career Resources, click here

For more information on future job opportunities, see the Association of American Geographers career page or visit Weber State's Career Services website, by clicking here.

Read Nature Article for more opportunities.