Internships at the Society
About Our Internships
Every year, the National Geographic Society provides a number of students with a paid opportunity to spend the summer exploring and learning with us. We offer a diverse range of dynamic internships that are designed to offer a well-rounded experience. Our goal is to provide engaging, educational, and work-related opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
In addition to gaining extensive professional experience, our internship program seeks to inspire, educate and build lasting connections through regular events with some of the National Geographic Society’s staff, Explorers, educators and storytellers. Throughout the program, you will receive support and guidance from a wide array of National Geographic staff as you explore what it is like to help us achieve our mission to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.
Application period: January 20, 2023 – March 3, 2023
Start date: June 5, 2023
End date: August 11, 2023
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.
When completing the online application, please submit a resume and cover letter, uploaded as a single document file. (Please review our FAQs, below, prior to submitting your application.)
As a science-based organization, National Geographic Society follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials. To promote the health, safety, and well-being of all staff, all NGS employees must be fully vaccinated, including booster, against COVID-19 or request an exception for a qualifying medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.
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 email@example.com.
Hear from previous National Geographic Society interns in their own words. Mouse over the cards below to learn about their experiences in the program.
Internships are posted in mid-January.
Our internships are US based. The 2023 program will be remote. Students will be invited to our DC headquarters one week in June to attend one of our signature events.
Yes, however we encourage students to be selective and strategic and only apply for positions that aligns closely with their academic background and qualifications.
As a science-based organization, National Geographic Society follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials. To promote the health, safety, and well-being of all staff, as of October 18, 2021, all NGS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or request an exception for a qualifying medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.
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