Does National Geographic offer internships?

Both the National Geographic Society and National Geographic Partners offer summer internship opportunities. The programs are run separately, but both provide paid internships which are designed to give undergraduate and graduate students a well-rounded experience. Almost all of our internships are based at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., and to be eligible, candidates must currently be attending an accredited U.S. college or university.

Please know that our internship programs are highly competitive, and as such, we encourage interested students to check both career portals early in the year for summer 2018 (June to August) internship postings. Both programs offer paid internships that last approximately 10 weeks.  

The National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. Our internships are diverse in nature, but all work to further exploration and educate people around the world to generate solutions for a healthier and more sustainable future. 2019 summer internship opportunities with the National Geographic Society will be posted in January 2019 at:

National Geographic Partners is the global leader in visually compelling, non-fiction entertainment. Through the world’s best scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, National Geographic captivates and entertains a global community through television channels, magazines, children’s media, travel expeditions, books, maps, consumer products, location-based entertainment and experiences, and some of the most engaging digital and social media platforms in the world. Internship opportunities with National Geographic Partners are part of Fox’s larger internship program, which you can learn more about hereInternship positions with National Geographic Partners will be posted on 21CF's career portal at:

In addition, National Geographic Magazine hosts one photography intern and one editorial intern each year. The photography intern is the winner of the College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) contest. Please visit the CPOY website to learn more about the contest and how to apply. The editorial intern is a rising college senior who is selected by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). For more information and to apply, please visit the ASME website.
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