Allegheny Geology Internships
Internships and other experiential learning opportunities are important for gaining a full educational experience. Most geology majors seek an experiential learning oppurtunity 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
- Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, White Mountains, New Hampshire
- U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Coastal Engineering Research Center, Outer Banks, NC ◊ 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.
- Army Cops Coastal Engineering Research Center Facility studying coastal processes at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
- Greenland Ice Sheet Project, a NSF sponsored cooperative research program, to study ice-core records of past climates and atmospheric chemistry.
- Research with a faculty member in Denali National Park, Alaska, assisting in a regional tectonic study of volcanism, faulting and mineral resources.
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
- 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
Examples of Student Experiences – Internships and Research
- Jenny Rothfuss (’07) Field research in Alaska; watershed research in western Pennsylvania Jesse Thompson (’07) Field research in Montana; watershed research in western Pennsylvania Danny Flanagan (’07) Field research in Alaska; laboratory research in geomicrobiology
- Nick Fischietto (’07) Environmental consulting internship; field research in Alaska
- Bekah Ost (’06) Field research in Montana; GeoCorps of America Internship in Oregon
- Erin Walker (’06) Field research in Minnesota – Keck Consortium Internship
- Melissa Kammerer (’05) Volcanology field research in Ecuador
- Justin Pierson (’05) Field research in Alaska
- Dave Wolf (’04) Aggregate Industries, mineral resources and mining internship, Maryland
- Jeff Thomas (’04) Volcanology field research in Costa Rica
- Meredith Long (’03) Meadville Area Water Authority internship, Meadville, PA
- Mike Haney (’03) Field research in Montana
- Ira Bradford (’03) Equitable Resources, oil and gas exploration internship, Pittsburgh, PA
- Trish Lappe (’02) Environmental Resources Management, Hydrogeology internship, Pittsburgh, PA Korey Henson (02’) Key Environmental Inc., Hydrogeology internship; Pittsburgh, PA
- Ann Widrig (‘01) Statoil Energy, oil and gas exploration internship, Alexandria, Virginia
- Becky Cox (’01) Moody and Associates, Hydrogeology internship, Meadville, PA
- Josh Silvis (’01) Moody and Associates, Hydrogeology internship, Meadville, PA
- Julie Hoefler (‘00) Alaska field research
- Andy Cyr (’00) Alaska field research
- Kathryn Lamb (‘00) Coastal geology of Outer Banks, North Carolina
- Neal Alexandrowicz (’99) Statoil Energy, oil and gas exploration internship, Alexandria, Virginia
- Chris Turner (’98) Moody and Associates, Meadville, PA, field research, Denali National Park, Alaska
- Jon Smoyer (’98) Department of Environmental Protection, Pittsburgh, PA. Hydrogeology internship.
- Amy Weislogel (’98) U.S. Geological Survey, Montana field research
- Michael Walker (’98) Field research in Denali National Park, Alaska
- Garret Slaugenhoup (’97) Field research in Denali National Park, Alaska
- Warren Phillips (’97) Moody and Associates, Meadville, PA. Hydrogeology internship.
- Lynn Willey (’96) Moody and Associates, Meadville, PA. Hydrogeology internship.
- Austin Smigel (’95) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi