Internship Ideas

Below are some of the places where SSU Geography majors have interned or where internships might be found. An agency's presence here does not mean they will have internships available. Sometimes they will set up an internship even if they are not actively seeking interns. This is particularly true if you have specialized skills, such as in computing or GIS.

In addition, go to the SSU Geography and Global Studies Blog to view recently advertised internships in the area.

Internships may or may not be paid. Compensation, if any, is offered by the agency or company you work for. Non-paid internships may sound unattractive, but often lead to paid employment at the same or similar firm! Keep in mind that regardless of whether paid or not, you should consider an internship to be a job. You should commit to being reliable, prompt, hard-working and cooperative.

On-campus Locations

Local and Regional Government

  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma County Planning Department (527-1900)
  • Cities of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, etc. -- planning, public works, recreation/parks
  • Agriculture Preservation and Open Space District (524-7360)
  • Associaton of Bay Area Governments
  • County Transit
  • Water Agencies and Districts (e.g. Marin)

Local Non-profit Agencies

National and Abroad

Local Private Companies

  • Pacific Meridian Resources, Emeryville, CA (510-654-6980)
  • URS, San Francisco
  • KKSF and KFDC Radio -- Broadcasting, Marketing and Promotions interns

State and Federal Government