Geography and Sustainability Studies Awards & Internships


Lisa Kuligowski ‘98 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding returning Geography major with at least junior standing who demonstrates academic achievement, the potential to excel in the pursuit of graduate studies, and a commitment to Department service and collegiality. This scholarship is a memorial to the late Lisa Kuligowski, Class of 1998.  Upon her passing, Lisa’s family and friends generously established an endowment to fund this scholarship in her memory.

Gamma Theta Upsilon Prize for Excellence in Geography
Awarded for excellence in Geography, presented by the International Geography Honor Society. Based on Geography Major/GTU member with the highest overall GPA.

Matthew G. Hutchinson Memorial Community Service Prize
Awarded to an outstanding Geography Major whose work has noteworthy benefit to this community and its surrounding region.

James Gorcesky Memorial Cartography Prize
This prize, established in memory of a Geography & Planning major who sought professional excellence in cartography, is awarded for demonstrated excellence in manual or automated cartography.

National Council for Geographic Education Prize
Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in Geography.

Susan K. Walker Geography Memorial Prize
This prize, established in memory of a Geography Major who developed a magnificent non-destructive lifestyle on our planet, is awarded to an outstanding Geography major.


Internships are one of the best ways to gain experience in a wide variety of geography and sustainability related fields. If you're thinking about an internship or a seasonal job, check out some of these available options. For the most up-to-date information about internship opportunities, or for more information, talk to any of the faculty members in the department.

Adirondack Mountain Club
American Geographical Society
Association for the Preservation of Geneseo
City of Rochester Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
City of Rochester Internship program
City of Rochester Neighborhood Service Centers
City of Rochester Urban Fellows
Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Genesee Transportation Council
Genesee Valley Conservancy
Greenlight Networks
Green Mountain Club
Livingston County Planning Department
National Geographic Society
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation or the NYS DEC regional office
Ontario County Information Services - Geographic Information Systems Program
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
SUNY Geneseo Office of International Programs
SUNY Geneseo Office of Sustainability
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Virtual Student Foreign Service, Humanitarian Information Unit, Department of State

Also consider that most cities and counties have planning offices, and most counties have soil and water conservation offices.