Geography & Planning Department

Jobs & Internships

Current Summer & Grad School Opportunities

Graduate Schools:

Why, how, where to apply: explore your options at Chico State's Graduate Studies(opens in new window) or at one of their spring Expos!

San Diego State University (SDSU)(opens in new window) Geography Master's and PhD Applications open usually in  December. Funding is available through graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, and scholarships and grants. All Ph.D. students are funded for 4 years, including salary and tuition at SDSU.  Research assistantships are also available for grant-funded projects. Students in SDSU graduate programs perform original research and write theses and dissertations in a variety of subjects including:  
  • Geo information science: cartography, visualization, big data analytics, remote sensing, spatial analysis and modeling, geo-computation, spatial decision support systems, participatory GIS; 
  • Human geography:  cities and urban environments, food, media, migration and borders, political ecology and livelihoods, children and youth geographiesEnvironmental geography: climate resilience, agent-based modeling, coastal planning and policy, agroforestry and agriculture; and
  • Watershed science: hydrologic and climate modeling, fire, water resources, climate change, vegetation mapping.

UC Davis' Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) MS and Ph.D. program(opens in new window) has the following deadlines:  January 15, 2024 (Priority), April 1, 2024 (General), and June 1, 2024 (Space Available). For more information, contact JoAnna Lewis,, or call 530-752-0247.

University of Denver's Department of Geography and the Environment(opens in new window) has a strong PhD program, plus doctoral research assistant positions in "Indigenous forest management in a non-stationary climate.”  Contact Matthew Taylor(opens in new window) for additional information.

UC Santa Barbara's Global Studies(opens in new window) graduate program is competitive but well funded and features geography courses prominently.

Clark University Graduate School of Geography, PhD program(opens in new window) (Worchester, MA)

Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) has a two-year Cultural and Environmental Resource Managment(opens in new window) interdisciplinary MS graduate program that integrates faculty and course work from Geography, Anthropology, and Economics to research policy change issues.  Deadline to apply for Fall 2024 was February 1, 2024 but late applications may be accepted.

Masters Degrees in Environmental Policy(opens in new window)

Career Pathfinders for Geography & Environmental Studies

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Current Job Opportunities and Places to Watch:

Internships & Fellowships

Join GRID Alternatives and Women of Renewable Industries (WRISE) at the nation’s largest trade show(opens in new window) (held annually in the fall) to meet companies seeking workers in the growing clean energy industry.

Study Abroad Opportunities