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Geography Internship Contacts 

Local


Department of Natural Resources West Central Region 1300 Clairemont Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Colleen Higgins (715-839-3700) www.dnr.state.wi.usa
Variety of resource management areas related to land and water resources extending from La Crosse to St. Croix Falls, from River Falls to Wausau Area
Most paid Summer  

Natural Resource Conservation Service Altoona Office 227 W 1st Street Altoona, WI 54720
Jeff Knowles District Conservationist (715-839-4786)
Soil conservation, wetlands, GIS, computer mapping skills; buffers
Some paid Summer/ SchoolYear  

Natural Resource Conservation Service Chippewa Office Weatheridge Road Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Kelly Olson District Conservationist (715-720-9083)
Soil conservation, wetlands, GIS, computer mapping skills, GPS, and conservation planning
Most paid Federal work study available Summer/ School Year  

Chippewa County Land Conservation Department 711 N. Bridge Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Jane Tetzloff-Jensen (715-726-7920)
Soil conservation, wetlands, non-point pollution, watershed management, GIS, computer mapping skills, GPS
All paid Summer/ School Year  

West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission 800 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703 Jay Tappen, Director (715-836-2918)
Land use, land use planning, zoning,GIS
Most non-paid Summer/ School Year  

Eau Claire City Planning 203 South Farwell Eau Claire, WI 54701
Pat Ivory, City Planner (715-839-4914)
Planning, land use, zoning
Most non-paid Summer/ School Year  

Eau Claire County Planning and Development 731 Oxford Avenue Eau Claire, WI 54703-5441
Todd Andrews (715-839-5055)
Land use, planning and zoning
Most non-paid  

Eau Claire County Parks and Forest 227 W 1st Street Altoona, WI 54720
John Staszuck, Administrator (715-839-4738)
Outdoor Recreation, GPS work
Most non-paid Summer/ School Year  

Beaver Creek Reserve, Eau Claire County Fall Creek, WI 54742
Rick Koziel, Director (715-877-2212)
Environmental education, naturalist
Most paid through work study Summer/ School Year  

Student Conservation Assistant Program
Lisa Theo Resource management, outdoor recreation. 
Positions throughout the U.S. at national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, etc.
Transportation and living expenses provided  

WEAU-TV 1907 S Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701
John Hoffland (715-852-1581)
Various aspects of weather forecasting; requires that students get academic credit
Not paid

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Regional


Wildlife Technician 941 Mallard Lane Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Michael Johnson (715-485-3518)
ArcView, GIS, GPS, interest in Ecology
Paid Summer/ School  Year (May – July)  

Department of Natural Resources Northern Region 810 West Maple Spooner, WI 54801
Jim Bishop Public Affairs Manager (715635-4242)
Variety of resource management areas related to land and water resources extending from Superior to Eagle River
Most non-paid  

Tetra Technology, Inc.175 North Corporate Drive Suite 105 Brookfield, WI 53045
Tom Girman, Environmental Scientist (262-879-0175) Ext. 227
Natural resource assessment, wetland restoration, site investigation, environmental investigation
Most non-paid Summer/ School Year  

Ramsey County Human Services Agency St. Paul, MN
Laurie Hestness & Christina Hupy
General GIS, ArcView and database management skills.  Interpersonal skills.  GEOG 280, 326, 328 Paid summer  

Johnson Controls Milwaukee, WI
Chistina Hupy
General GIS and ArcView competency, database management skills, good background in Business Geographics (GEOG 155, 352, 328, 280), interpersonal skills
Paid summer  

Department of Natural Resource sMadison, WI
Bill Jacobson (First contact) (715-836-5358)
Georgia Euler, Personnel Manager (608-266-9462)
eulerg@DNR.State.Wi.O.S.
Variety of resource management areas related to land and water resources across the state
Paid internships for summer Summer  

Sauk County Land Conservation Department 505 Broadway Baraboo, WI 53913
Brent Bergstrom (608-355-3245)
Watershed management, non-point pollution, land use
Paid Summer  

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore National Park Service Box 4 Bayfield, WI 54814
Neil Howk Assistant Chief of Resource Education (715-779-3397) Ext. 302
Outdoor recreation, environmental interpretation and education, visitor services, resource management Most non paid but housing can be provided and federal work study  

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway P.O. Box 708 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Ann Adams (715-483-3284) Ext. 603
Outdoor recreation, environmental interpretation and education, visitor services, resource management Most non-paid Summer  

Red Cliff Tribal Administration 88385 Pike Road Bayfield, WI  54814
Jim Darringer (715-779-3700)
GIS mapping of the reservation

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Non-paid Summer  

American Family Insurance Madison, WI
Christina Hupy
AtlasGIS/ArcView competency, database management skills, good background in Business Geographics (GEOG 155, 352, 328, 280), interpersonal skills
Paid summer Summer

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National


ESRI, Inc.Redlands, CA
Cathy Mueller (909-793-2853) and Christina Hupy
General interns: ArcView and/or Arc/Info competency.  database management skills.  GEOG 328, 335, 338
Programming interns: computer science courses.  GEOG 328, 335, 338
Paid summer Summer  

ESRI - BIS.Washinbgton D.C. Lajolla, CA
Christina Hupy
GIS database development, production mapping, database operations, GIS courses, computer science helpful
Paid summer Summer

Student Conservation Association
Shaundrea Kenyon
shaundrea@sca-inc.org
4 interns will work on Capitol Hill from late January - late May, then in a National Park from June - August. 2 interns will work in a National Park from June - August, then on Capitol Hill from September - December.
Paid Year-round

Resources for the Future (RFF)
John Mankin Quality of the Environment and Energy and Natural Resources
1616 P St., N.W.Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 202-328-5060 Fax: 202-939-3460 or
Marilyn M. Voigt Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management
1616 P St., N.W.Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 202-328-5077 Fax: 202-939-3460
Work with RFF researchers on a variety of ongoing projects, or assist in the development of entirely new areas of research and policy analysis.
Paid summer Summer

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