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Tim Murray Selected for Prestigious National Geographic Society Internship

Posted: December 19, 2013
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The Department of Geography and the Environment is proud to announce that Tim Murray has been selected by the National Geographic Society to join the Geography Intern Program in fall 2014. Established in 1981 to furnish young geographers with a professional learning experience, the program give students the opportunity to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom to practical publication procedures and other outreach projects at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Currently, Tim Murray serves as Communications Director for the UT Geography Society, helping foster organizational growth and promoting fun activities and events for the Society. He is passionate about the discipline, and his academic interests include exploring various urban planning topics, and becoming fluent in GIS in order to better analyze solutions for a sustainable society. Tim will work with the National Geographic television channel, conducting research, fact-checking scripts, and assisting with production.

Tim says, “I'm ecstatic to be accepting National Geographic's internship offer, and I cannot wait for September to roll around!”

The geography internship experience will include working closely with National Geographic Society staff to get real-world work experience in a National Geographic Society division. Interns will have the benefit of experiencing special events, performances, and exhibits, and meeting National Geographic explorers, fellows, and photographers. They will participate in career-oriented professional development offered on campus, and make their mark by contributing to world-class geography programs, projects, and publications.

The program is very competitive, and those selected are well-rounded students who possess excellent skills in organization, research, written and oral communication. Interns are chosen for their ability to maintain the professionalism needed to interact with all levels of management, and the capacity to work with minimal daily supervision. Congratulations to Tim Murray for his acceptance into the program; he will serve as an excellent representative of the department, and the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information about the Geography Intern Program, please visit the webpage. To learn more about opportunities for undergraduate geography majors at UT, please visit the Geography Society Facebook or the department honors program page.

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