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Internship and Job Search

Looking for a job? Then you've come to right place.  Below you will find a series of links to both broad and specific job boards to help you in your quest.

On-Campus Job Search:

Student Assistant Positions - A student employee is a part-time hourly employee who is also enrolled in the minimum required courses and has the minimum required cumulative grade point average at the University of Nevada, Reno for the primary purpose of achieving a degree.

Graduate Assistantships - These positions are offered to graduate students through various academic departments and are paid by grants or state funds. Students interested in these positions must contact the department for specific requirements.

Student Off-Campus Jobs:

Mackay Hub - Mackay Career Services has recently started this blog as a way to provide more in-depth information regarding jobs and career opportunities to our students. Currently, we're posting new job opportunities (which we also share on our Facebook page), but we're planning to expand functionality to encompass more things Mackay.

Mackay School Facebook Page - The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Facebook page contains various helpful posts for Mackay students.  Be sure to check out the page and connect with us on Facebook to get the latest Earth Science & Engineering job postings, career events, academic news, and more.

Career Navigator - This website serves as the University-wide job board for off campus full-time, part-time, internship, and volunteer opportunities.  Create an account and use the "Search Agents" tab under Search Jobs & Internships to have jobs that meet your interests emailed to you.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities:

Active research participation is a remarkable method for students to gain direct experience, cultivate a deeper understanding of the course material, and help them clarify their specific interests in the field. Getting involved in research can be as easy as talking to a professors about his/her projects and volunteering to help, or it can be a more formalized application process. National laboratories, the Office of Science as well as funding agencies are a good resources, including NASA's Internship program and National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

Local Job Search:

If you are looking for more options, in addition to the aforementioned resources, consider contacting one of the local staffing agencies. Depending on the type of work you are seeking, industry specific agencies such as Geotemps or Aerotek are good choices.  If you are looking for more general opportunities, a series of staffing agencies can be found here.

Another option is to use job aggregators and select Reno, NV for the location.  To get the most out of these types of searches be sure to have several different search terms ready to go.  Popular job aggregators  for you to consider using are Indeed, SimplyHired, Glassdoor, and DICE.  These aggregators are also excellent resources for nationwide searches as well.

Industry/Major Specific Sites for both internship and permanent job opportunities:

When you are ready to look for nationwide opportunities in your discipline consider checking out some of these industry specific job sites:

Name

Description

Type

Geophysics

Geography

Geology

Hydrogeology

Mining Eng.

Metallurgical Eng.

Geological Eng.

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)

Lists several great resources for jobs and professional organizations

Listing of several job boards

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Aerotek

Recruiting and staffing needs for the technical professional and industrial sectors

Staffing agency

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American Council of Engineering Companies

Big search engine for jobs. Need to create an account to apply, but listed lots of results

Clearinghouse for several companies

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Earth Magazine

Listing of career opportunities in the earth sciences

Magazine/journal job board

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Ecoemploy.com

Jobs in major federal government laboratories

Job board, career information

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Engineering Central

Search engine for engineering jobs which also has resume writing help, salaries, places for employers.

Job board, career information, salaries

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Engineer Jobs

Listings of jobs, internships, and places to put your resume, career magazine, search engine

Job database, career information.

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Engineering Jobs

Listings of jobs, headhunters, and places to put your resume, but no search engine

Job database, headhunters, links to societies

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Geographyjobs.com

Nationwide listing of GIS analyst, specialist, technical, developer, and geospatial jobs

Job board

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Geography and Geomorphology Jobs

Global resource of job listings, primarily for graduate students. Note: posting dates are written in day/month/year format.

Job board and resume posting

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Geology & Geophysics Jobs

Global resource of job listings, primarily for graduate students. Note: posting dates are written in day/month/year format.

Job board and resume posting

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Geology.com

News and information about geology and earth science companies and articles

Geology articles, maps, news, and links to companies

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X

Geoscience Jobs

Focuses on geoscience employment opportunities and candidate recruiting

Job boards and resume posting

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Geotemps

Provides temporary and direct placement services in the mining and minerals industry

Staffing agency and industry contacts

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GIS Jobs Clearinghouse

The most visited GIS/RS jobs site on the Internet.

Job board and resume writing

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GIS Lounge

Great articles and links to various job boards.

Internships, career and industry information

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Hydrogeologist

Employers post positions and job seekers posts their interests.

Professional association job board

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Internships.com

Provides a link between students, higher education, and employers.

Internships search and information about companies and internships

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Mine Industry Jobs

Brings mining jobs to your fingertips. Create an account and receive weekly digest of openings that meet your criteria.

Job digest with local focus

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Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Search jobs with MSHA

Federal agency

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Misco Jobs

Summarizes the majority of the published positions worldwide in mining, petroleum/oil/gas, construction, and environmental industries

Job boards and resume writing

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NASA

Scientists, engineers, IT, and other jobs with NASA

Federal agency, job board, internships

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Nevada Mining Association

Employment opportunities with members of the the Nevada Mining Association

Mining-specific employment search options

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NewScientist Jobs

Big search engine for jobs, not a lot of results, but you can find very specific results.

Job board and career advice

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

A broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences.

Job board, internships and fellowships

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Pathways

One-stop federal job and employment site

Federal website with a broad range of jobs for students and recent grads

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Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists

Listed two jobs in "Job Bank" section

Small job board, but lots of industry contact and information

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Seismology, Earthquake Engineering, Geodynamics and Geodesy

Global resource of job listings, primarily for graduate students. Note: posting dates are written in day/month/year format.

Job board and resume posting

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Student Conservation Association

Environmental conservation corps

Advocacy, job & internship postings

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Learn about opportunities with the USGS

Federal agency with a broad range of jobs

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USAJOBS

Federal Government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

Same as USGS search

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For more information contact:
Katia P. Albright, M.A., GCDF
Coordinator of Career Development
LME313c
775-682-8370
kalbright@unr.edu

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