Major: Geography

Location: CT, United States

Course; Grading: GEOG 4090 & 4091; Satisfactory (S) / Unsatisfactory (U)
Course co-requisites; Grading: GEOG 4090 & 4091; Graded, A-F
Possible number of credits: One – Six
Course prerequisites: Instructor consent required.
Minimum class standing and GPA: Junior; 3.00/4.00
Academic work requirement: Students will be placed in agencies or industries where their academic training will be applied. Written reports are required.
Can non-majors receive credit? Yes
Internship is a graduation requirement for
this program:
When course is offered: Fall and Spring
Additional information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. One 8-hour work day per week (or its equivalent) for the host agency during the course of the semester required for three academic credits. Hours not to exceed sixteen hours per week. Only 6 credits of internship (between GEOG 4090 and 4091) may count towards the GEOG or GIS major.


Sample Internship opportunities for Geography majors:
Science Educator, GIS Intern, Indigenous and Environmental Protection Intern, Public Policy, Public Relations Intern

Sample organizations where Geography majors have interned:
Windham Community Food Network, Sustainable Community Food Systems program,  Joshua’s Trust, City of New Haven, Earth Child Institute, University of Connecticut Mapping and Geospatial Information Center, GIS Analyst , GrowWindham

Ways to find an internship:
Internships can be found on Handshake, or through online resources found at

For more information about internship policies in this department, please contact:
John-Andrew Jolly-Ballantine, PhD., Associate Professor
Austin, Room 432

Sponsor:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences