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 AAG Emerging Workforce Scholars Program

As part of the AAG’s long-term commitment to enhancing diversity in geography and the geosciences, local students and young adults from underserved communities in and around Washington, DC will be invited to partake in a full day of sessions, workshops and other experiential  learning opportunities at the AAG Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with employers, educators, and practicing geographers, and attend technical sessions and workshops to learn about the discipline and the preparation needed for careers in geography, GIS and the geosciences. Participants will receive $150 stipends and passes for the entire 5-day conference, should they choose to return after the completion of the program.

The AAG is proud to partner with the DC Workforce Investment Council on this career exploration program which will introduce students to career pathways (from internships to full time jobs) and educational programs in geography and the geosciences.  Based at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, some 9,000 geographers from over 60 countries are expected to attend.  With over 65 exhibitors and >6,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers, this is the largest annual gathering of geographers and geoscientists in the world:

Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 8, 2019. Download the application here

For questions about the program, contact Mark Revell at 202-234-1450, ext. 1165 or email