Recent Student Experiences

Allegheny Geology Internships

Internships and other experiential learning opportunities are important for gaining a full educational experience. Most geology majors seek an experiential learning opportunity and all who have applied over the past 5 years have been successful in obtaining a position. Meet with your geology advisor to discuss current internship opportunities.

A Few Recent Internships:

  • O’Brien and Gere, Inc. (environmental consulting firm), Philadelphia, PA
  • Equitable Resources (petroleum exploration firm), Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pennsylvania Geological Survey (oil & gas division), Pittsburgh, PA
  • Geological Society of America GeoCorps Program, variety of locations
  • Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, White Mountains, New Hampshire
  • Moody and Associates, Meadville, PA (hydrogeological consulting firm)
  • Department of Environmental Protection, Pittsburgh, PA; Meadville, PA
  • Indiana Geological Survey studying Lake Michigan coastal deposits.
  • U.S. Geological Survey in Utah studying natural hazards.
  • U.S. Army Cops Coastal Engineering Research Center Facility studying coastal processes at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Recent Field Research Areas by Students and Faculty:

  • Alaska – tectonics and volcanism
  • Montana – sedimentary basins and tectonics
  • New Hampshire, White Mountains area – soils and hydrology
  • New York – sedimentary petrology
  • North Carolina, Outer Banks area – coastal processes and barrier islands
  • Pennsylvania – watershed systems, glacial geology, hydrogeology, sedimentary geology
  • Costa Rica – active volcanism
  • Ecuador – volcanology
  • Mexico – geological archaeology
  • Southern England – sedimentary tectonics