We have a popular work experience programme for enthusiastic undergraduate geographers. We strongly recommend that you find out key information about the nature of our work before making your application.
We have a limited number of two week work experience placements for undergraduate geographers. 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 within the Society.
Read blog posts by other students, to find out about their experiences of working with us:
Work experience blog - Jake Dowling
Work experience blog - Marie Gallagher
Work experience blog - Megan Lancaster
Placements are offered in fixed date ranges - you should only apply for a placement if you expect to be available for the indicated dates:
Christmas 2019: No placements available.
Easter 2020: Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020. Submit your application between 1 September and 31 January.
Summer 2020 (Block 1): Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July 2020. Submit your application between between 1 September and 31 March.
Summer 2020 (Block 2): Monday 10 August to Friday 21 August 2020. Submit your application between between 1 September and 31 March.
Christmas 2020: Dates not yet confirmed. Plan to submit an application between 1 September and 1 November.
Please state which period you are applying for (you may apply for more than one - make this clear in your application). All applications will be considered after each closing date and we will then let you know whether you have been successful. This may, though, take us a month or more. Young Geographers and Geography Ambassadors will be given priority.
Those who have completed a placement cannot return for further work experience.
For further details please contact email@example.com.
All placements are unpaid and based in London. We do not pay expenses or provide accommodation.
Unfortunately we no longer offer work experience placements to school age (11-18 year old) students.
Areas you might like to consider for geographical work experience include:
Environmental consultancy companies
Charities and NGOs
Environmental education organisations
Planning and urban development
Energy and resource management
We are not able to provide individual guidance to students or parents regarding work experience ideas or placements elsewhere.
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