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Internship and Job Search

Looking for a job? Then you've come to right place.  Below you will find five different categories of searches and opportunities to help you in your quest.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Local and State Job Searches

If you are interested in looking for employment within the city, county, or state levels, simply follow the links below. Other municipalities and state governments run their own job sites as well (if you want to go further than Northern Nevada), and are quite easy to search for online.

Municipal Opportunities
City of Las Vegas Jobs City of Reno Jobs City of Sparks Jobs
County Opportunities
Clark County Jobs Elko County Jobs Washoe County Jobs
State & Federal Opportunities
State of Nevada Jobs Federal Jobs in Nevada Green Zone Network
Pathways for students & recent graduates

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, Neuvoo  and DICE.  These aggregators are also excellent resources for nationwide searches as well.

5. 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:

NameDescriptionTypeGeophysicsGeographyGeologyHydrogeologyMining 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 X X X
Aerotek Recruiting and staffing needs for the technical professional and industrial sectors Staffing agency X X X X X X
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 X X
Earth Magazine Listing of career opportunities in the earth sciences Magazine/journal job board X X Jobs in major federal government laboratories Job board, career information X
Engineering Central Search engine for engineering jobs which also has resume writing help, salaries, places for employers. Job board, career information, salaries X X X X
Engineer Jobs Listings of jobs, internships, and places to put your resume, career magazine, search engine Job database, career information. X X X X X
Engineering Jobs Listings of jobs, headhunters, and places to put your resume, but no search engine Job database, headhunters, links to societies X X X
Env. Careers Compilation of resources for job searches in the environmental sector. Resource listings globally, and by continent. X X X X Nationwide listing of GIS analyst, specialist, technical, developer, and geospatial jobs Job board X
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 X X X
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 X X News and information about geology and earth science companies and articles Geology articles, maps, news, and links to companies X X
Geoscience Jobs Focuses on geoscience employment opportunities and candidate recruiting Job boards and resume posting X X X X X X X
Geotemps Provides temporary and direct placement services in the mining and minerals industry Staffing agency and industry contacts X X X X X X X
Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Employment Board Focused on geothermal resources research and development. Job boards and industry information X X X X X X
GIS Jobs Clearinghouse The most visited GIS/RS jobs site on the Internet. Job board and resume writing X X X
GIS Lounge Great articles and links to various job boards. Internships, career and industry information X X X
Hydrogeologist Employers post positions and job seekers posts their interests. Professional association job board X Provides a link between students, higher education, and employers. Internships search and information about companies and internships X X X X X
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 X X X X X X X
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Search jobs with MSHA Federal agency X X X X X X
Misco Jobs Summarizes the majority of the published positions worldwide in mining, petroleum/oil/gas, construction, and environmental industries Job boards and resume writing X X X X X X X
NASA Scientists, engineers, IT, and other jobs with NASA Federal agency, job board, internships X X
Nevada Mining Association Employment opportunities with members of the the Nevada Mining Association Mining-specific employment search options X X X X
NewScientist Jobs Big search engine for jobs, not a lot of results, but you can find very specific results. Job board and career advice X X X X X
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) A broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. Job board, internships and fellowships X X X X X X X
Pathways One-stop federal job and employment site Federal website with a broad range of jobs for students and recent grads X X X X X X X
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Listed two jobs in "Job Bank" section Small job board, but lots of industry contact and information X
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 X X X X X X X
Student Conservation Association Environmental conservation corps Advocacy, job & internship postings X X X X
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Learn about opportunities with the USGS Federal agency with a broad range of jobs X X X X X X X
USAJOBS Federal Government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. Same as USGS search X X X X X X X

For more information contact:
Katia P. Albright, M.A., GCDF
Coordinator of Career Development

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