Internships & Opportunities

The College of Liberal Arts encourages undergraduate students to participate in internships to prepare for their future careers. Students can apply the core skills they learn in their degree programs—how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively—in real-world professional settings. 

The college actively collaborates with Temple’s Career Center and employers across a range of fields and industries to help cultivate professional development opportunities for its students. Additionally, Temple’s location in Philadelphia allows students to pursue internships across an array of organizations in the region.

Explore how an internship can help expand your opportunities after graduation

Department Internships

Geography and Urban Studies students pursue internships in a variety of fields. The department's internship coordinator and student services coordinator help students take advantage of these opportunities. The department is well connected to government agencies, education organizations and nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia region. Students can receive credit for their internship to satisfy major requirements or free electives.


The skills gained from a liberal arts degree are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. Apply the experience and knowledge acquired in the Geography and Urban Studies BA program to your professional pursuits across many organizations and industries, including academics, cultural institutions, government agencies or the social sciences. The versatility of this program’s curriculum helps you graduate with valuable skill sets sought by many employers. 

The Geography and Urban Studies BA prepares students for numerous careers, including as

  • cartographers,
  • city planners,
  • conservation officers,
  • environmental consultants,
  • GIS analysts,
  • landscape architects and
  • public administrators.

Temple’s geography and urban studies students land internships and careers with the following organizations.

Career Services