All students are encouraged to participate in a one-term academic internship. Following are examples of past internships for geography students:

Bi-State Regional Commission * Cities of Rock Island, Moline , and Davenport * U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service , Rock Island County * National Weather Service, Quad Cities Office * U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District* River Action Inc.

Village of Oak Park, Illinois * Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois * Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Waukesha, Wisconsin * Forest Service, North Central Region Experiment Station, Chicago

National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. * Baltimore Housing and Community Development Department * Bureau of Land Management, New Orleans * Everglades National Park, Florida * U.S. National Parks Service, Midwest and Rocky Mountain Region Planning Office, Denver * State of Vermont Planning Office

Regional Resources Development Office, Ecuador * U.N. Environmental Program, Kenya * State of Illinois, Far East Office, Hong Kong