Internships

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