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Explore information about NOAA careers including career preparation and resources, lesson plans, profiles from NOAA staff, and how to find a job at NOAA. 

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Exploring careers at sea (HS)

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Students discover potential areas of career interest, understand the variety and nature of ocean-related career opportunities, and identify the requirements for these fields.

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Federal Pathways Program for students and recent graduates

The Pathways Program

Learn about the Pathways Program, which offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree. Students in high school, college, graduate school, trade school, and other educational institutions may be eligible.

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Join NOAA Corps

NOAA Corps Basic Officer Training Class (BOTC) 122 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where they train alongside Coast Guard officer candidates. Members of BOTC 122 include ENS Michael J. Ball, ENS Jacob G. Barbaro, ENS Jacob H. Blaauboer, ENS Joseph L. Brinkley, ENS Calandria M. DeCastro, ENS Alisha Friel, ENS Nathaniel E. Gilman, ENS Jon T. Karagiannakis, ENS Conor M. Maginn, ENS Diane M. Perry, and ENS Dustin R. Picard.

The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps) is one of the nation’s seven uniformed services. Learn about eligibility requirements, pay and benefits, how to apply, pre-commissioning requirements, and information about basic NOAA Corps officer training.

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Peter Edwards, an Economist and Social Science Coordinator for NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program while diving.

Explore a wide range of marine career fields and hear from the people working in those fields. This website, hosted by Sea Grant, gives people a chance to say what they like and dislike about their careers, what they see for the future in their fields, and much more.

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

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Learn about the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps). NOAA Corps officers serve on the sea, on land, and in the air to support NOAA's environmental science and stewardship mission.

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NOAA Teacher at Sea books (ES, MS, HS)

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Read NOAA's Teacher at Sea collection of four books. These books describe educator experiences as part of the Teacher at Sea program and were written to make NOAA science understandable and exciting for students across the country.

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Sea Grant internship opportunities

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Explore internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates from Sea Grant, a federal/university partnership between NOAA and 33 university-based programs in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

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Sea Grant job opportunities

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Look into available jobs from Sea Grant, a federal/university partnership between NOAA and 33 university-based programs in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

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See the sea with NOAA (ES, MS)

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Students watch career videos featuring the crew of NOAA Research Vessel Oregon II. They then choose choose a career, research it, and create a brochure.

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