NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR STUDENTS

      

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“The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is the largest non-profit scientific and educational institution in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.”

            For traveling journalists, working for National Geographic Society is highly acclaimed. A career opportunity at National Geographic is the chance to become a part of the society’s lavish history and culture. A career with the NGS also gives someone a chance to work with, learn from, and develop professionally amid leaders of their specific fields.

       The National Geographic Society is guided by a rising awareness of the obligation to protect Earth’s natural resources. The realization that today’s youth must become more aware of the world if they are to become its future leaders is also an important guide for this society.

       NGS offers students several different internships to develop within their field of study, particularly in the field of journalism. National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler magazine provide internships in journalism for college students. Internships offered by National Geographic Television & Film and by National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) are listed on their Jobs site. National Geographic Communications offers unpaid academic internship opportunities each semester.

        “Candidates must be able to receive academic credit from their college or university and be working toward a degree in communications, media/public relations, journalism, or equivalent. Communications interns assist with media relations and work with Communications staff to promote National Geographic’s publications, projects, and products.”

           National Geographic’s network of professionals and connections around the world is immeasurable. NGS utilizes these resources to generate unique and exhilarating travel experiences for students.

           High school students also have the ability to travel and work with National Geographic. NGS offers two types of programs for students in grades 9-12: expeditions and field workshops.

          Their expeditions can range anywhere from two to three weeks. Expeditions offer a more thorough exploration of a specific region.

          The field workshops usually range from about 10-12 days. Home bases are established during field workshops; the diverse surroundings play a key role in the experience. During field workshops, students are able to participate in hands-on activities, participate in workshops with professionals, and explore the neighboring areas on expeditions.

           “As an organization that seeks to inspire others to care about the planet, National Geographic is committed to sustaining the character and integrity of each place we visit—its environment, culture, heritage, and the well-being of its residents. In providing authentic travel experiences for students, we strive to protect the sites we visit, support local economies in our choice of accommodations and services, and increase students’ understanding and appreciation of other peoples and customs through meaningful friendships and cultural exchange.”

         The National Geographic Society provides students, both high school and college, with unique opportunities to become a part of their team while gaining experience in their chosen field of study.

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