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EarthScope Student Career Internship Program

Program Overview

The EarthScope Student Career Internship Program, formerly known as USIP, offers unique real-world work experience for undergraduate and graduate students relative to the interns’ academic and career goals. Each intern is an integral member of the team and plays an important role by contributing their knowledge, skills, and abilities to specific projects.

Project managers teach interns what it is like to work in a non-profit organization that facilitates geoscience research and education. In doing so, we anticipate that we are able to share expertise, leverage best practices and forge lasting relationships.


Student Career internships are full-time (32 to 40 hrs/wk) for 11 weeks and typically offer remote options (depending on position duties). The summer programs typically run from mid-May to early August.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact

What to Expect

Internship assignments vary each year based on business needs. Managers identify a specific scope of work, designate a role, and create a statement of work for the intern. The intern will be assigned real-world work, with an impact on our organization and the community we serve. The manager will be the intern’s supervisor and mentor.

The intern will receive a company orientation and then collaborate with their manager to develop a work and learning plan that aligns with the statement of work. Before beginning work, interns will receive appropriate training, including compliance and safety training if needed. Interns will meet with their managers weekly at the beginning of their assignment and have informal performance feedback throughout their assignment.

In addition to a weekly stipend, EarthScope provides many formal and informal learning opportunities; these include team meetings and various company meetings. Interns will be invited to participate in these events as well as other EarthScope business and social events.

Meet our interns and learn more about their projects on our News Page!