|Internships and Entry-level Positions|
Does your place of business offer internships that would be suitable for current geography students or recent graduates? Is your firm hiring? When you become aware of such opportunities, please contact me and I will pass the information on to qualified individuals. We have bright, motivated
undergraduates and masters-level students who are eager to sample the work place and learn through their experiences.
Most academic-year internships necessarily should be located within commuting distance of Lawrence, except under unusual circumstances. Summer internships could be anywhere. A student is allowed up to six credit hours in GEOG 490 for the internship under our departmental regulations. He or she has to pay tuition for this enrollment and the experience then counts toward their graduation requirements. Typically 80 work hours equate to one academic credit hour. Some level of payment for work performed is the preferred arrangement, but unpaid internships have existed as well. A representative of the host agency must provide a written summary of the work experience for the student's file.
Similarly, the department would like to be able to inform students about potential employment opportunities. If any come to your attention, please let us know as well.
In both cases, give me information about the job, the timing, the conditions of employment, what qualifications are needed, and application deadline. Your group, for example, might want to list specific coursework, familiarity with certain software, or experience with conducting a survey. I will post the opportunity, and then students will send letters of application and resumes. You will make the selections, of course. I will coordinate the necessary paperwork once a decision has been made.
Professor Barbara G. Shortridge,
Department of Geography
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence KS 66045-7613
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