GeoCorps: Accessible Geoscience Opportunities Available

GeoCorps Positions Still Accepting Applications for Fall/Winter 2014-2015!

Interested in doing geoscience in some of America’s most beautiful public lands?

The Geological Society of America (GSA) has 24 GeoCorps America positions available for fall/winter 2014-2015; details may be found on the GeoCorps website! Applications can continue to be submitted until July 1, 2014 (noon, MST). Four brand new positions were just recently added: (1) GIS Specialist [Guest Scientist], NPS Geologic Resources Division (Lakewood, CO); (2) Geology/Paleontology Interpretation Specialist, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (Kimberly, OR); (3) Paleontologist (Researcher) [Guest Scientist], Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument (Hagerman, ID); (4) Museum Technician (Paleontology), Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument (Hagerman, ID).

GeoCorps features paid geoscience projects in some of America’s most amazing public lands, which are managed by our partner agencies—the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. This round of projects features some of the nation’s premier public lands, such as Yosemite National Park (CA), Devils Tower National Monument (WY), Dominguez-Escalante and McInnis Canyons National Conservation Areas (CO), and the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests (CO). GeoCorps project areas cover a broad range of subjects, including geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping , GIS (Geographic Information Systems), geo-hazards, education, and interpretation.

These temporary, paid opportunities provide on-the-ground geoscience experience and include a stipend of $2,750 (or more), free housing (or a housing allowance), and in many cases, a travel allowance.

Geoscientists of all levels are eligible to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, professionals, faculty members, teachers, and retirees. Past GeoCorps participants are eligible to apply for “Guest Scientist” positions and “GeoCorps Diversity Internships.”
Apply Now!
The GeoCorps website’s online application system is now open to receive applications, so get started on yours today! The final application deadline is July 1, 2014 (noon, MST). Apply online through the GeoCorps website. If you applied for summer GeoCorps positions, your application information, including your recommendation letters, will remain intact and can be re-used. You will just need to add new positions and cover letters to your profile.
More Information
For more information, see the official GeoCorps website, follow the GeoCorps Facebook page, subscribe to the GeoCorps Twitter feed, or contact Matthew Dawson.

Additional Late Summer 2014 Opportunities
There is one summer 2014 Mosaics in Science position that has yet to be filled. If you are interested in and well-qualified for this position, please contact Matthew Dawson immediately. We aim to fill this position ASAP.

•Ethnographic Research Assistant, Chaco Culture National Historic Park (Nageezi, NM). This position is seeking someone with experience and background study in the physical sciences, anthropology, ethnology, or archaeology. The applicant should be a member of, or have connections with, one of the local tribal groups, such as the Navajo Nation, Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Zia, Pueblo of Zuni, Pueblo of Laguna, Hopi Tribe, or Northern Rio Grande Pueblos. The applicant must be able to discuss these topics with elders from neighboring tribes, and be capable of working independently. Experience with or knowledge of the ethics of gathering and presenting ethnographic information is desired.
Quick Links
• GeoCorps Home Page
Fall/winter 2014-2015 Position Descriptions
How to Apply
Eligibility Requirements
GeoCorps Diversity Internships
GeoCorps American Indian Internships
Poster, brochure, and flyer to share with friends and colleagues

Other Opportunities from GSA and its Partners
GSA GeoVentures – Geoscience field trips for students and others
GSA Employment Service Center – Online job and resume database, open year-round.
GSA Meetings – Travel grant and volunteering opportunities are available.

Thank you for your interest in the GeoCorps program. We look forward to seeing your application for this GeoCorps season!

Matthew Dawson, GSA