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The Chesapeake Research Consortium's (CRC) Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring (C-StREAM) program is focused on recruiting, advising, and mentoring college students from populations who have been historically excluded from the environmental field and are underrepresented in environmental research and management professions. The program focuses on careers that support the continued restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, the Bay’s living resources, and the people who live and work within its bounty. C-StREAM Fellows have previously been hosted at the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office in Annapolis and Oxford, Maryland, at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office offsite link in Annapolis, Maryland, and within CRC’s seven CRC academic member institutions offsite link.

  • Award: C-StREAM Fellows receive stipend payments as well as funding to support housing and transportation needs, occasional internship related travel, and professional development activities.
  • Eligibility: C-StREAM is intended for any continuing undergraduate, at any level of study (including seniors pursuing graduate studies in the fall) who identifies as a person of color and/or a first-generation college student.
  • Application period: Applications are solicited annually between mid-December and mid-February of each academic year.
Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Internship
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The 2022 GOES Virtual Science Fair (VSF) will accepts projects from October through April. Students can participate and submit individual projects from home or in small teams with classmates. The main requirement is using data from GOES-16 or GOES-17 to investigate weather and natural hazards. There will be three winning teams OR individuals: middle school, high school or grades 13/14 (community college or university).

Students from the winning teams will receive $25 gift cards.

Contact: Margaret Mooney, margaret.mooney@ssec.wisc.edu

Audience:
K-12 educators
K-12 students
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Events & conferences
Event

American Meteorological Society (AMS) Graduate Fellowships support students entering their first year in graduate school through $25,000 stipends and partial support to attend the annual AMS national meeting. Applicants must be seeking degrees in the fields of atmospheric sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology, mathematics, oceanography, and physics. NOAA's Climate Program Office provides funding to support three AMS graduate fellows per year. Applications are open through December.

Contact: Donna Fernandez, dfernandez@ametsoc.org

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

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.

Eligibility: Must be a college-level student entering sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study, and a U.S. Citizen willing to undergo a security background check. Graduate and Post Doc students are eligible on a limited basis. Check position description for specific eligibility details.

Important dates: Positions are announced each December, with application deadlines in February.

Audience:
Graduate
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

Summer research opportunities are available for 10-12 undergraduate interns through the Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Sciences (CICOES). Interns are matched with a research project within one of CICOES nine research themes and work with a CICOES, NOAA, or University of Washington (UW) scientist at either the UW campus or the NOAA Northwest Regional Center in Seattle. Students will receive a stipend of $600 per week ($5,400 for the summer). CICOES also covers the cost of travel to and from Seattle and provides housing on the University of Washington campus. Applications open in the fall.

Contact: Jed Thompson, jedthom@uw.edu

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) is hosting a week-long residential summer camp for high school students (since 1991!). Due to COVID-19 safety considerations, CIMSS is creating an online learning experience for summer 2021. For the week of June 21-24, 2021, CIMSS invites high school students to join them virtually to learn about basic meteorology, satellite remote sensing, severe weather, and climate change. Tune in to daily weather briefs to enter the Friday weather forecast contest.

Contact: Margaret Mooney, margaret.mooney@ssec.wisc.edu

Audience:
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Camp

NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) host an online weather camp for high school students each summer. Participation is limited to the first 50 high school students who apply. Camp dates and registration links are updated in February each year

Contact: Margaret Mooney, margaret.mooney@ssec.wisc.edu

Audience:
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Camp

NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences invite applications for the William L. Smith Sr. Graduate Scholarship available to a Ph.D. student entering the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program at UW-Madison every 3 years. The scholarship application was open to Ph.D. students entering the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program at UW-Madison in 2022.

Contact: Margaret Mooney, margaret.mooney@ssec.wisc.edu

Audience:
Postdoc
Opportunity Type:
Scholarship

This program provides an opportunity for recent graduates of master's and Ph.D. programs to work with state coastal zone programs to gain on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy. Applicants are eligible if they have graduated within two years of the program start date, or will graduate prior to the program start date. Recipients are matched with projects proposed by state coastal zone management programs and selected by NOAA. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Applications open in fall of every other year.

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

The Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) at Princeton University in collaboration with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) summer research internships is open to both undergraduate and graduate students for 8-10 week paid research internships in atmospheric, oceanic and earth system science. Awardees will work with host scientists at the NOAA/GFDL, a world-leading center of earth system modeling, research and prediction.

Applications are currently closed. They are usually due in mid-January.

Audience:
Graduate
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

This program provides an opportunity for recent graduates of master's and Ph.D. programs to work with Digital Coast Partnership organizations to gain on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy. Applicants are eligible if they have graduated within two years of the program start date, or will graduate prior to the program start date. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement. Applications open every other year in winter.

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

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.

Important dates: Applications open in the fall and close in December.

Contact: fosterscholars@noaa.gov

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Scholarship

Endangered Species Day (the third Friday in May) is an annual day of celebration for the public to learn about endangered and threatened species and what we can all do to help them. Every May-June, NOAA Fisheries participates in several Endangered Species Day events and also holds their own annual Marine Endangered Species Art Contest. 

Important dates: Art contest entries are due in the spring of each year.

Audience:
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Event

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship during the summer at a NOAA facility.

Important dates: Applications are available annually from September through January.

Contact: studentscholarshipprograms@noaa.gov

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Scholarship

The Geosciences Bridge Program offers a 6- week paid internship for graduating high school students, particularly from underrepresented groups, planning to pursue careers in a field of geoscience. The interns:

  • Reside in the UMES residence halls (housing and meals are provided), accompanied by trained resident assistants.
  • Participate in lectures and field trips with hands-on activities in areas of geoscience such as atmospheric science, biogeochemistry, civil and environmental engineering, environmental science, marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, physical oceanography, remote sensing/GIS and related fields.
  • Enroll in either College Algebra or Calculus I (dependent upon math placement test score) and Freshman Seminar course.
  • Receive $500 per week, paid bi-weekly and reimbursement for travel to/from University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).

Eligibility: High school seniors who are entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program in the fall. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a minimum 2.7 GPA. 

Important dates: Applications due in the spring of every year. 

Audience:
K-12 students
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

The GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) is a way for primary through undergraduate students from all GLOBE countries to showcase their research and hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, sparking their curiosity and interest in science. This often leads to inquiries that help solve real-world problems and further understanding of our global environment. It's time for your students to show the world what they've learned!

Projects are accepted January through March 10, 2023.

Audience:
K-12 students
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Event

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) administers an annual Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). This program helps place promising undergraduate and graduate students with both academic and federal research mentors. Through this program, students work on substantive research issues in the Great Lakes and undergo a career training program that equips them with the knowledge and skills to be the next generation of Great Lakes scientists. We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) and strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces.

Applications open in January.

Audience:
Graduate
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Program
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The Hōkūala “Rising Star” Internship offers ocean-minded undergraduate students training in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, practical shipboard and seagoing skills, career mentorship, and a chance to directly enter the federal workforce with NOAA. The first phase of this opportunity is an internship hosted by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity.

 

 

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship
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Inclusive NOAA Fisheries Internships (IN FISH) is a program offered in a partnership with NOAA’s research partners in academia and non-governmental research institutions. IN FISH is a 10-week paid undergraduate internship that provides course work, career-building activities, and a research or management project with a mentor in a NOAA lab or office, or in a lab with one the IN FISH partner institutions. IN FISH provides a stipend and also covers travel, lodgings, food, tuition and course supplies. 

Applications for 2022 are currently closed. To find out when the 2023 applications are open, please email darius.johnson@noaa.gov and request to be added to the distribution email list. 

Questions: Contact
NEFSC.APO@noaa.gov

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

The Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (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.

Important dates: Applications are available annually from September through January.

Contact: epp.usp@noaa.gov

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Scholarship

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.

Audience:
K-12 students
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Event

Bring the excitement of deep sea exploration LIVE to your classroom, science center, or community events! Shipboard interaction capabilities aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus enable students or the public to engage in a unique two-way, live Q&A dialogue with scientists, engineers, and educators of the Corps of Exploration. Live interactions are available free to any classroom or community audiences to introduce learners to the excitement of ocean exploration and increase access to career role models, thanks to the support of Ocean Exploration Trust's (OET) education partners. 

Ship-to-Shore connections are available daily through December 19, 2021. Available across time zones worldwide, subject to ship schedule. 

Contact Kelly Moran, OET Education Program Coordinator, with questions: kelly@oet.org 

Audience:
K-12 educators
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Online
Event

A two year fellowship program that places graduate students at the national estuarine research reserves. Through a research project, fellows address a key reserve management need to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies. In their application, fellows propose a research project and reserve where they would complete the project. The fellows’ projects may influence future policy and management strategies. Specific fellowship benefits include cross-discipline research, networking opportunities, professional mentoring, and career-readiness training.
Deadline: December of every other year
Length: Two years

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant (MITSG) are pleased to jointly invite qualified individuals to submit applications for the Massachusetts Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship.

The purpose of this fellowship is to support exceptional prospective graduate students who are engaged in coastal and marine research that furthers the goals of the Woods Hole Sea Grant and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant programs. Two (2) two-year Graduate Student Fellowships will be awarded, with a maximum Sea Grant support of $40,000/year for a total of $80,000 for stipend and tuition costs for each Fellow over the two-year period. Fellowships will require a match of $1 of non-federal funds for every $2 of federal Sea Grant funds requested.

Applications are currently closed. The next round of applications has not been announced.

Audience:
Undergraduate
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

Local and regional school groups visit NOAA Fisheries’ Milford Laboratory for a day of lab visits in Milford, Connecticut. The Milford Laboratory also collaborates with two regional aquaculture high schools on shellfish and fish aquaculture.

Audience:
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Event
Program

These opportunities are for NOAA's College-Supported Internship Program. NOAA partners with selected colleges to provide undergraduate students summer internship experience in science, policy, and science communication. You must be enrolled at a partner school to participate and apply through that school.

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

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.

Applications are currently closed. Applications for the 2024-26 National Coral Reef Management Fellowship will open in early summer 2023.

Email: coral.fellowship@noaa.gov

Audience:
Graduate
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
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The National Water Center Innovators Program Summer Institute is a seven-week experiential learning program that brings graduate students together with academic researchers, other professionals, and National Water Center staff. Students complete a research project with a capstone presentation and final project report. Most project teams have published their work in a scientific journal after the completion of the program.

Application period: Usually January to February.

Eligibility: M.S. and Ph.D. students enrolled in U.S. universities in hydrology or a related field.

Award: Travel expenses, meal stipend, accommodations, a $2500 honoraria.

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Program
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The National Weather Service (NWS) National School Outreach team is ready to teach and answer your students' weather questions. Whether it is learning about weather basics, severe weather, the sun or space weather, or any other topic the teacher needs covered, the NWS, through Google Meet, Zoom, or Skype, jumps into the classroom to help teach these topics to elementary through high school students.

Contact: Sarah Atkins: sarah.atkins@noaa.gov and Robin Fox: robin.fox@noaa.gov

Audience:
K-12 educators
Informal educators
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Online
Event

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.

Applications are now closed. Information on the 2023 application will be announced in fall 2022.

Geographic focus: Nationwide

Award: Up to $54,166 in federal funding plus at least 20% matching funding per year. This fellowship can provide support for up to three years. The award provided to each Fellow is for stipend, tuition, fees, equipment, supplies, and travel necessary to carry out the proposed research and to attend the annual Fellows meeting (at rotating locations)

Contact: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

The NOAA Central Library offers a wide variety of internship and volunteer opportunities for students of all education levels. They have a variety of projects that will help students develop research, analytic, technical skills. Please contact the library's Head of Public Services, Trevor Riley (731-301-2600 ext. 138) or our Reference Desk (301-713-2600 ext. 157).

Audience:
K-12 students
Undergraduate
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

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. The objective of the program is to help create the next generation of leaders in climate research. It endeavors to attract recent PhDs in sciences that address studies with relevance to the NOAA climate research goals.

They accept applications for this program annually beginning in the fall. The recruitment period for this program lasts until January and appointments are announced by April 1.

Audience:
Postdoc
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
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The NOAA Global Systems Laboratory (GSL)/CIRES Summer 2023 Research Program is a paid summer research internship program open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and those who have applied or intend to apply to a graduate degree program for the 2023 academic year and who are United State citizens or permanent residents. They seek applicants who have interest in the research areas of the NOAA Global Systems Laboratory, located in Boulder, Colorado. GSL research improves environmental prediction models, develops state-of-the-science decision support tools and visualization systems, and uses high-performance computing technology to support a Weather-Ready Nation.

 

Applications are due Monday, February 6, 2023

Audience:
Undergraduate
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship
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This program provides interdisciplinary opportunities that enable the next generation of ocean explorers to increase their competitiveness in ocean-related fields. Shore-based or at-sea internships can include collaboration on ongoing projects or supporting expeditions and are available to undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates.

Audience:
Graduate
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

Explore the mysteries of our oceans and atmosphere! Held at NOAA’s Seattle Sand Point facility each July, NOAA Science Camp offers hands-on science-learning opportunities for middle and high school students.

Audience:
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Camp

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) provides NSF graduate fellows and graduate students supported by grants funded by NSF's Geosciences Directorate with internship opportunities at federal facilities. Here at NOAA, GRIP interns can grow professionally and build their network with a rewarding research experience.

Geographic focus: Nationwide

Important dates: Applications are due in December and May each year.

Eligibility:

  • Recipients of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
  • U.S. graduate students supported on active research grants funded by NSF's Directorate for Geosciences
Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Internship

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.

Contact: sanctuary.education@noaa.gov

Audience:
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Event

The PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) is a collaborative program between PIFSC and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This program offers qualified undergraduates professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunities tailored to meet their educational and professional goals and interests.

Applications are currently closed. The 2023 opportunity has not yet been announced.

Contact email: pifsc.pyso@noaa.gov

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

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.

Geographic focus: Nationwide

Award: Paid internship; varies based on opportunity

NOAA will list Pathways opportunities on USAJobs as they become available. 

Audience:
Graduate
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

The Cooperative Institute for Severe and High Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) is a research organization that promotes collaborative research between scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a consortium of universities led by the University of Oklahoma (OU) on problems of mutual interest. Terms of appointment for this post-doctoral fellowship are for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance. An annual salary of $61,000 and research budget of $5,000 per year is included in the award, along with a modest relocation stipend. Successful applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. within the last five years.

Application deadline for the 2023 fellowship: January 31, 2023

Audience:
Postdoc
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

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.

Audience:
Postdoc
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Festival (ISEF) occurs annually and is the largest international pre-college science competition. NOAA sponsors Regeneron ISEF as a Special Award Organization, offering cash awards and certificates signed by the NOAA Administrator for students demonstrating outstanding science projects, as well as additional awards for science communication, emerging scientists, self-starters, community engagement, or passion projects. NOAA also offers awards at the local and regional U.S. science fairs that feed into ISEF. Open to 9 – 12 grade students, must attend a school in the United States (including territories) to be eligible for the NOAA awards at the ISEF competition.

Audience:
K-12 educators
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Events & conferences
Event

This research experience for undergraduates offers paid summer undergraduate research internships at Colorado State University in the Department of Atmospheric Science. Interns participate in a paid 10 week program from early June through early August. During the program interns have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars, visit national scientific laboratories, and participate in a variety of professional development training.

Details about the 2023 application will be available in November 2022.

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Program

The REU program at the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center offers paid summer internships  to undergraduates interested in marine and estuarine science. With a faculty mentor, interns conduct research projects, take field trips, and attend seminars and workshops related to science careers. Applications are due in the spring, typically February or early March.

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship

The Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research & Operations (CIWRO) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) promotes collaborative research between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and OU scientists and students on problems that improve the basic understanding of severe and high impact weather. This assistantship is $25,000-$30,000 (depending on discipline) for one year during pursuit of a masters degree at OU, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Application deadline for the 2023 assistantship: January 15, 2023

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
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Sea Grant's Community Engaged Internship (CEI) is designed for undergraduate students from underrepresented and indigenous communities. The overarching goal of this internship program is to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions by providing training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and citizens. 

The key components of this program are listed below, but details about specific internship opportunities will vary by Sea Grant program:

  • On-the-ground learning experience through a 8-10-week internship over the summer months, including completion of a project that extends the knowledge of community stakeholders to address a coastal, marine or Great Lakes issue of environmental, economic and/or social importance, an participation in all CEI professional development and training opportunities
  • Mentoring by Sea Grant professionals, Sea Grant funded researchers and Knauss Fellows
  • Virtual professional development sessions
  • Peer discussions with other interns in the cohort through virtual platforms  
  • A graduation ceremony to celebrate accomplishments, network with peers and other professionals
Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Internship
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Sea Grant is a national network that consists of 34 university-based college programs around the U.S and the National Sea Grant Library. Sea Grant graduate opportunities provide hands-on research experiences, financial assistance, research funding, and professional development experiences in new careers.

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Internship

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. Applications open in fall.

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

Sea Grant is a national network that consists of 34 university-based college programs around the U.S and the National Sea Grant Library. Sea Grant undergraduate opportunities provide hands-on research experiences, financial assistance, research funding, and professional development experiences in new careers.

Audience:
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Internship
Scholarship

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS participants, called protégés, spend up to four summers doing research in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS offers comprehensive financial support for summer research, as well as undergraduate and graduate school funding. NOAA's Climate Program Office supports protégés, and NOAA staff serve as SOARS mentors and instructors.

Contact: Laura Duggan, lallen@ucar.edu

Audience:
Graduate
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Program

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.

Geographic focus: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Audience:
Graduate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship

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).

Our mission is to increase diversity within the fisheries professions. The principal goal of the Hutton Program is to stimulate interest in careers in fisheries science and management among groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities and women. Selected students known as “Hutton Scholars,” are matched and mentored by a fisheries professional to enjoy an 8-week hands-on fisheries science summer experience in a marine and/or freshwater setting.

Geographic focus: Nationwide

Audience:
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Scholarship

NOAA is offering paid summer internships targeted towards current 2nd and 3rd-year undergraduate and enrolled graduate students to work in areas that will provide robust research and/or operational experience that will prepare the student for further study in NOAA fields, for application to fellowships or for the NOAA-mission workforce.

Important dates: The application period for the 2023 Lapenta Internship will be open from Oct 1 to Dec 31 2022.  The 2023 Lapenta Internship will run from June 5 to August 11.

    Audience:
    Graduate
    Undergraduate
    Opportunity Type:
    Internship

    The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program is an academic year remote internship program for undergraduate and graduate students, or students in a college-level certificate program, who are U.S. citizens and would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. Students can choose a project within NOAA or other federal government agencies and complete their internship in a virtual setting.

    Important dates: Applications are open annually during the month of July, internships begin in September and end in May.

    Audience:
    Graduate
    Undergraduate
    Opportunity Type:
    Internship

    The WINGS Ph.D. dissertation fellowship, is supported by NOAA’s Weather Program Office (WPO) and administered by UCAR’s Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS). The WINGS Fellowship is designed for Ph.D. candidates who have completed their required coursework, and have passed their qualifying exam, or have had their proposal accepted in an area of research relevant to WPO's research, and are in the beginning stages of writing a dissertation. Fellows will work with their academic advisor and a mentor recommended by WPO and CPAESS, to provide guidance during the dissertation process.

    The WINGS Dissertation Fellowship will be awarded for two years with a potential extension if approved. WINGS fellows will be UCAR employees and will receive funding for 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) for 9 months and 1.0 FTE for 3 months including benefits (1,320 hours per year at an hourly salary range of $25.50-26.52). WINGS fellows will also receive an annual travel allowance of $5,000.

    Application deadline: January 27, 2023.

    Contact: Cindy Bruyère (bruyerec@ucar.edu).

    Audience:
    Graduate
    Opportunity Type:
    Fellowship

    The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science.

    To receive a notification when the 2023 application opens, email whpepcoordinator@gmail.com with a request to be added to their distribution list.

    The program consists of a four-week course and a six-to-ten week research project in Woods Hole, MA. The PEP is a project of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative, a multi-institutional effort to promote diversity in the Woods Hole Science Community. Participating institutions are: NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U. S. Geological Survey, Sea Education Association, Marine Biological Laboratory, and Woods Hole Research Center. Our primary academic partner is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

     

    Audience:
    Undergraduate
    Opportunity Type:
    Internship

    The summer program for high school students gives young people a chance to learn about marine animals and environments, aquarium operations, and careers in marine science and related fields. 

    There is no intern program in 2022, but they hope to offer a summer intern program in 2023.

     

    Audience:
    K-12 students
    Opportunity Type:
    Internship