Department of Geography Bulletin Board

Happy New Year! Check here for announcements about speakers, internships, job and volunteer opportunities - anything we need to tell you! … [Read more...]

NGA summer internship for 2024 posted!

Open: 2023-04-24, Close: 2023-06-11 … [Read more...]

Part time southern Stafford County, environmental, GIS, conservation, summer onward!

We are currently advertising a part time position at Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve.  Please encourage any students you think would be a good fit to apply.  It could be an undergrad with another year to go.  We would work around their school schedule.  The position will involve some weekend work and help with closing our gate.  Otherwise, we try and get our technicians involved with all our stewardship activities.  I am hoping I will be able to keep this position year round (1,500 hours). … [Read more...]

Remote Sensing & GIS Internships, summer 2023

Dewberry is a large company where we have many alumni. They have some opportunities for this summer: … [Read more...]

NGA Recruiters on campus Monday April 17, 1:00-3:00 pm, Monroe 319

Meet with recruiters from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) 1:00-3:00 pm Monday April 17th in the Geography Lab, Monroe 319. Registration is recommended! Please sign up here or email This is a drop-in event, come any time between 1pm and 3pm. For NGA internships, first years and sophomores should apply. Jobs are also available on graduation – so if you are interested, attend! GEOINT Analyst occupations consist of Applied Science (Geomatics), Image Science (Remote Sensing), Geographic Science (Cartography and Human Geography), Geospatial Analysis, Imagery Analysis, Collections, Maritime Analysis, Aeronautical Analysis and Data Science.  Almost all of these areas will be accepting interns. Majors of interest for GEOINT Analyst positions: Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Arabic Studies, Asian Studies, Climate Science, Data Science, Geology, Env Science, Geography, GIS, Geology, Geospatial Analysis, International Affairs, … [Read more...]

Invitation to hear GISC student presentations

Students completing the GIS Certificate are required to present their capstone work. Anyone may attend! On Tuesday, April 18 at 3:30 pm in Monroe 391, 6 students will present: Claire Bradley, Environmental Justice in Berks County, Pennsylvania Faith Fraley, Impacts of Impervious Land Cover on Creek Health in Stafford Virginia Rachel Jank, Distribution Mapping of the Work Yard: Using ArcGIS Pro for Archaeological Interpretation of Ferry Farm Elizabeth Glenn, Fire Station Proximity in Chicago, IL, and Pittsburgh, PA Abby Barrett, Water Meters: Looking for Lead Tessa Lanzafame, Recent Trends in Property and Violent Crime in Washington, D.C. 5 more students will present by Zoom Thursday evening, April 20:  email for the link! … [Read more...]

Entry-level full-time GIS position with Dewberry!

We have had a lot of former students work with Dewberry, several are still there! Dewberry is currently seeking an Entry Level GIS Analyst to join our Resilience Solutions group in Fairfax, VA or Denver, CO. For highly qualified candidates, we are open to attendance at other Dewberry offices nationwide. … [Read more...]

Senior Arc GIS Analyst position

This is a 9-month initially remote position with the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT).  Note "desired" experience - and apply anyway!  There are a lot of GIS jobs, and they may not get the applicants that they desire. If you have graduated with UMW's GIS Certificate, you are well qualified! … [Read more...]

Spring 2023 Columns Symposium! Friday, April 21st , from 6-7pm in Combs 139

You are invited to the Spring 2023 Columns Symposium! Columns, the Mary Washington Humanities and Social Science Journal, is celebrating it's 2nd Volume with presentations from all the authors on Friday, April 21st , from 6-7pm in Combs 139! All attendees will receive a FREE copy of the volume. Refreshments are provided! The presenters are: Gabriella Alexander, Vonne Daszkilewicz, Erin Mahoney, and Emily Nolan. Go to to read the volume and learn more about the journal. See you there! … [Read more...]

Summer part-time paid internship position: academic credit possible

A local community member is looking for a student to help “very part-time” with a grassroots campaign to stop a warehouse development project on Hickory Ridge Road in Spotsylvania County. The student would do things like help develop a petition, canvas neighbors to sign the petition, help develop a website, attend two public meetings. Interested? Available to work locally over the next three months?  Please email your resume and a statement of interest to Aviv Goldsmith <> If you would like to earn academic credit, email, we will work it out! … [Read more...]

Defenders of Wildlife Speaker

Wednesday April 19, 5:30-6:30 pm: Dr. Shari Wilcox, Defenders of Wildlife Email for Zoom link! Shari Wilcox received her degree in Geography from Mary Washington in 2001 and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin.  She also holds a Masters in nonprofit management from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT. Read about her work here. Shari works as the Senior Texas Representative for DC-based the environmental nonprofit organization Defenders of Wildlife. A self-described “cat nerd,” she has dedicated her efforts to the study, conservation and restoration of the native wild cats that call the U.S.-Mexico borderlands home, including the jaguar, jaguarundi, and ocelot. Currently, she leads Defenders’ ocelot conservation team in the Rio Grande Valley and is part of a landmark project to restore jaguars to portions of central New Mexico and Arizona. Shari also serves as an Associate Professor of Practice in Geography … [Read more...]