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Find information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA.

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Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program

Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program.

Each summer, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, in partnership with the Chesapeake Research Consortium, offers several paid summer internships primarily geared toward current undergraduate students. Internships focus on scientific field research to resource management and policy.

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Coastal Management Fellowship

Kim Hernandez, Coastal Management Fellow

This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with state coastal zone programs to gain on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy.

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Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Former Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar, Kimberly Tenggardjaja.

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research — particularly by female and minority students — in NOAA mission-related sciences of oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas.

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EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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(Left to Right) Kekeh Akofa, Kammie-Dominique Tavares, Kirby Bartlett, Robert Abitbol, Char’mane Robinson, Valentina Rappa, Maria Cogliando

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships.

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Graduate Research & Training Scholarship Program

Andrea working on coral experiment in the lab at NOAA CREST.

The NOAA Graduate Research and Training Scholarship Program (GRTSP) is designed to provide opportunities for graduate students supported at the Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Cooperative Science Centers. Scholars participate in experiential opportunities at a NOAA facility with guidance from a NOAA mentor.

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LiMPETS Network

High school students participate in the LiMPETS environmental monitoring program in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

LiMPETS is a citizen science program that monitors the coastal ecosystems of California and helps youth develop a scientific understanding of the ocean. LiMPETS monitors the biology in rocky intertidal and sandy beach ecosystems and aims to provide publicly accessible, scientifically sound, long-term data to inform marine resource management and the scientific community.

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National Centers for Environmental Prediction Summer Student Intern Program

NOAA College Park, MD

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction is offering up to 10 paid summer internships targeted towards current undergraduate and graduate students to work in areas that will meet the future needs of the ever-broadening user community and address the strategic climate-water-weather issues. Each student will collaborate with one or more scientists at our five centers located in College Park, Maryland. 

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National Coral Reef Management Fellowship

NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is one of the largest live-bottom reefs of the southeastern United States.

The fellowship program creates seven two-year positions at institutions in coral reef states and territories. Each position has its own distinct work plan, responding to specific needs for increased coral reef management capacity in each coral reef jurisdiction and provides training and professional development opportunities. Fellows will work on issues affecting U.S. coral reef ecosystems including climate change, land-based sources of pollution and fishing.

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NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Strengthen understanding of climate variability and change. Work alongside scientists at major U.S. universities and organizations. Climate and Global Change fellows are hosted by mentoring scientists at U.S. universities and research institutions to work on questions of mutual interest. The program supports research on climate variations with time scales of seasons to centuries.

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Ocean for Life

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The Ocean for Life program is an initiative to increase cultural understanding through ocean science. Ocean for Life provides high quality, immersive ocean field studies to facilitate cross-cultural learning between multicultural students.

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Ocean Guardian Programs

Ocean Guardian Programs

Ocean Guardian Programs are designed to encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live. Find out more about the activity book, kids club and more.

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Pathways Program

The Pathways Program

The Federal Government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the Federal service. New opportunities will appear on USAJOBS as agencies post them.

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Population Dynamics & Marine Resource Economics Graduate Fellowship

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This program provides support for graduate students working toward a Ph.D. in fisheries population dynamics or in marine resource, natural resource, or environmental economics. Two to four fellowships in each of the two areas of study are generally awarded each year. The fellowship was established in 1999 and is sponsored by the NOAA Fisheries and the National Sea Grant College Program.

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Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) Postdoctoral Fellowships

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Explore the interface between climate science and its applications. Find your niche in a range of settings across the United States.

PACE develops the pool of scientists working at the interface between climate science and its applications. The program helps bring advances in climate science into decision-making tools and frameworks while strengthening collaboration across disciplines, institutions, and sectors.

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Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Class of 2015 graduation picture with Dr. Sullivan

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.

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Student Enrichment and Experiential Learning Program

Student Enrichment and Experiential Learning Program at UMES.

The Student Enrichment and Experiential Learning (SEEL) program brings high school students in Maryland’s Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) for a seven-week summer internship, where students will conduct a research project in one of the key focus areas of the Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center.

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The Great Lakes Commission–Sea Grant Fellowship

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This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states. The fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. This program is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.

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The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program

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The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing the disciplines of fisheries science, marine biology, and STEM related fields, and is sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS).

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