Geography & Planning


Many students benefit from an internship experience during their junior or senior year. Often these are available during the summer. Formal internships are for academic credit, and involve a faculty supervisor as well as an employer supervisor. The student receives professional experience, and in many cases may receive a wage or expense money.

Current Internship Opportunities:

Check back regularly; new internship opportunities are posted when they are made known to us!

  • Pennsylvania Resources Council in Newtown Square is offering an unpaid summer internship working with the Newtown Square Farmers's Market and other environmental projects and programs. Posted 1/26/2015.
  • Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Fieldschool: Anthropology Methods Immersion on the Island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, is offering summer research opportunities. Posted 1/26/2015.
  • Yearlong paid positions are available with Green Corps: "In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups." Posted 1/16/2015.
  • Summer position available for an Urban Forestry Intern with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Posted 1/13/2015.
  • The Borough of Lansdale is offering a paid internship in the maintenance and development of a municipal Geographic Information System. Posted 1/2/2015.
  • TDS Telecom, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, is offering three paid internship positions. Posted 1/2/2105.


In recent years WCU students have held academic internships with these employers:

  • Berks County Planning Commission
  • Borough of Downingtown
  • Borough of Norristown
  • Borough of West Chester
  • Brandywine Conservancy, Inc.
  • Brandywine Valley Association
  • Bucks County Planning Commission
  • Cahill Associates
  • Caln Township
  • Chester County Conservation District- the U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • Chester County DCIS-GIS
  • Chester County Economic Development Council
  • Chester County Health Department
  • Chester County Parks and Recreation
  • Chester County Planning Commission
  • City of Altoona, PA
  • City of Philadelphia, GIS
  • City of Philadelphia, Licenses and Inspections
  • City of Rockford, Illinois
  • Conrail
  • Delaware County Planning Department
  • Delaware Nature Society
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • East Goshen Township
  • East Whiteland Township
  • Geography and Planning Department, WC
  • HAC Group
  • Laboratory of Avian Medicine and Pathology
  • Lancaster County Planning Commission
  • Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
  • Middletown Township, NJ Planning Department
  • Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • National Park Service
  • Natural Lands Trust
  • NAVTEQ, Conshohocken, PA
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Bureau of Planning and Research
  • Randolph Township
  • Re/Max Centre Realtors
  • Roy F. Weston Company, Inc.
  • UGI Utilities
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • U.S. Forest Service Northeastern Research Station
  • Upper Makefield Township
  • West Bradford Township
  • West Chester Regional Planning Commission
  • West Whiteland Township