About American Geographical Society

Founded in 1851, the American Geographical Society is the oldest society of its kind in America.  Made up of both professional geographers and everyday mapping fans, it is perhaps best known for making the world of geography accessible to laymen.  AGS boasts a renowned geographical research library, publishes two magazines, Geographical Review and FOCUS on Geography, and sponsors exploration, cartographic research and international travel programs.

Interns in the small AGS office work closely with permanent staff, fulfilling office needs as they arise.  Duties vary according to the intern's personal strengths and area of study.  Past interns have worked extensively with AGS' many databases, researched funding opportunities for the society, drafted press releases on articles in AGS magazines, organized the AGS library and researched for upcoming society exhibits.


Open to college juniors and seniors, as well as grad students.  International applicants are welcome.

American Geographical Society

  • Mary Lynne Bird
  • American Geographical Society
  • The American Geographical Society
  • 120 Wall Street, Suite 100
  • New York, NY 10005
  • Phone: (212) 422-5456


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY