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Work experience at the Society

We have a popular work experience programme for enthusiastic geographers. We strongly recommend that you find out key information about the nature of the work undertaken by RGS-IBG before making your application.

The Exhibition Road entrance to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Placements for undergraduate geographers

For undergraduate geographers we have a limited number of two week work experience placements. These are for current students only (unfortunately we are not able to accommodate gap year applicants or recent graduates).

These office based placements offer the opportunity to find out more about and contribute to the administrative work done in a few departments within the Society.

Read blogs by other students, and find out their experiences of working at the RGS-IBG:


  • Applications for Christmas placements should be submitted between 1 September and 1 November.
  • Applications for Easter placements should be submitted between 1 September and 31 January.
  • Applications for summer placements should be made between 1 September and 31 March.

Please state which period you are applying for (you may apply for all three - make this clear in your application) and include the specific dates you are available if possible. All applications will be considered after each closing date and we will then let you know whether you have been successful. Young Geographers and Geography Ambassadors will be given priority.

Those who have completed a placement cannot return for further work experience.

Please complete our online application form to apply:

For further details please contact rhed@rgs.org.

All placements are unpaid and based in London at RGS-IBG. We do not pay expenses or provide accommodation.

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