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Every year, the National Geographic Society provides a number of students with a paid opportunity to spend the summer exploring and learning with us. Our internships are diverse and designed to give undergraduate and graduate students a well-rounded experience.

The Program

The purpose of these paid internships is to provide educational and work-related opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. All interns will perform work on a temporary basis to gain job-related skills and will engage in other formal learning and educational opportunities. The program offers support and guidance from a wide array of National Geographic staff and focuses on giving interns the opportunity to learn from the host department/mentor, the management team, other staff members, and Human Resources.

Who can be an intern?

An intern should be a student enrolled at an accredited college or university and be a rising junior or above. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Length of Internship

The National Geographic Society offers only summer internship opportunities. The internship program is a 10-week-long paid experience.

How to Apply for an Internship

We are looking for bold people who share our passion for exploration, storytelling, science, and education and who want to help spread our mission. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to explore our open positions.

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When completing the online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

National Geographic is an equal opportunity employer. All employment-related decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, marital status, or any other legally protected category.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact