Internships and Positions

The Department of Geography, under the direction of Dr. Jeff Allender, offers an extensive Internship Program. Intern positions provide valuable experience that frequently propels a student toward a career. If you are interested in being an intern in a public or private agency where you get real-world experience, contact Dr. Allender.

Former interns and their internship locations are shown below:




Jason Smith,Hiking up our 4th mountain in 4 days 9000ft

  •   internship with National Forest Service in the Rockies.  .





 Grace Kellner,outstanding geo student 2014

  • currently on a full scholarship at the University of Denver in Geography & Environmental Studies





Ben Lykins,Ben Grace Allender

  • currently on a full scholarship at Chapel Hill, North Carolina in Urban Planning.




Kyndal Saverse,

  • Working for Green Bay Packaging, Environmental Water Testing.




Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

Jeremy Ramsey - Environmenatal Division

Justin Fultz - Environmental Division

Marcus Banks - Environmental Division

Jeff Harrington - Environmental Division

Ben Smith - Mapping and Graphics

Conway City Planning

Marissa Hicks

Ed Briggler

Daniel Bishop

Brandi Hendricks

Sean Oakley

Conway Economic Development

Cody Burnett

Danny Long Realty

Brandon Epps


Heifer International

Allison Langston


FTN Associates Ltd.

Clayton Parker

Arkansas Army National Guard

Drew Moffit

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Aaron Killingsworth

Mathias Nichols

Ute Meyer

Jamie Miller

Erin Johnson

Arkansas Geographic Information Office

Chris Rogers

Robert Rhyne

Arkansas Geological Commission

Des Heyliger

Arkansas Conservation Foundation

Jessica Hightower

Audubon Arkansas

Marcy Bonewits

Matthew Iesue

McHenry Illinois Conservation District

Jason Kennan

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carr Creek Lake, Kentucky

Nathan Shirley

The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas

Matthew Mailey

Pollution Management, Inc.

Andy Hight

Center Point Energy

Kyle Scruggs

Emerson Evans


School for Field Studies, Coastal Conservation

Catherine Santoro


SUNY Purchase College Summer Field Studes

Catherine Santoro


Little Rock Public Works

Jason Ronza


National Park Service, Buffalo National River

Lindsay Martindale


Arkansas Army National Guard

Jason Groves

Quotes from Interns

"Overall, my internship with the Environmental Division of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has been a wonderful learning experience. I have had a chance to spend time in the field with someone very knowledgeable about wetlands and forests. I was also able to broaden my GIS skills by learning to work with GeoMedia. I feel that all of the skills and knowledge that I have gained during this internship will be a great asset to me as I begin a new career." - Justin Fultz

"My time at the Arkansas Geographic Information Office has been a great learning experience. My geocoding skills have increased greatly. My interpersonal skills at the professional level have also improved. This internship has also allowed me to gain more confidence in myself as a geographer and a GIS analyst/technician." - Robert Rhyne

"The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas has given me a great opportunity, and hopefully, opened the door for my career. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience that has opened my eyes to how things are done in non-profit conservation, and most of all, given me real-world experiences in the field I have studied for the past few years." - Matthew Bailey

Benefits of Geography Internships

The Geography Internship Program is designed to provide the student (intern) with the opportunity to gain valuable professionally-related work experience while applying his/her learned skills. This on-the-job work experience provides students the opportunity to strengthen their resume while gaining either 3, or up to 6, hours of upper division credit in geography.

Contact Information

Dr. Jeff Allender, Internship Coordinator
Department of Geography
301 B Irby Hall