Youth and Education in Science


Engaging the next generation of scientists is an integral component of USGS science. The Youth and Education in Science (YES) office coordinates a variety of programs that target the spectrum of learners from early childhood through post-doctoral fellowships. Use the left navigation bar to find programs by the audience, or follow the links below to highlighted areas.

Internships for Graduate Students

Internships for Graduate Students

With funding from the National Science Foundation, more than 70 graduate students have spent part of their graduate education at USGS working with scientists on projects complimentary to their academic work.

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Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Tap into over 140 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of lesson plans and activities, maps, podcasts, online lectures, videos and animations, and much more. 

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Date published: November 29, 2021

USGS Virtual Science Career Event

Have you ever wondered what it takes to pursue a career with the U.S. Geological Survey? Join us Thursday, January 27th, 2022 to learn about the science career opportunities offered at the USGS in Florida and the Caribbean. 

Date published: November 10, 2021

Could You Be a Mendenhall Research Fellow?

The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking new Mendenhall Research Fellows! The USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research in association with USGS scientists, often as a final element to enhance their formal career preparation. The opportunities are open through Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Date published: April 23, 2020

Learning From Home with USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey Youth and Education in Science (YES) Team has revamped their web presence to better assist with online and home learning.