Our scholars share their experiences, stories, advice, and more!
StoryMap: My internship study on human disturbance of protected seabird nesting colonies
Kaitlyn Dirr, a Hollings scholar, shares a Storymap she created about her internship research on protected seabird nesting colony disturbance in Florida.
Making connections between island and inland ecosystems during my NOAA internship
Keanu Rochette-Yu Tsuen, a Hollings scholar, writes about his internship at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve collecting, managing, and analyzing phenological data.
My internship analyzing long-term data and collecting new data shipboard
Anna Finch, a Hollings scholar, shares about her internship research on phytoplankton community seasonality and experience aboard a research vessel.
An impactful internship: Research and outreach at Kachemak Bay
Ronja Steinbach, an EPP/MSI scholar, discusses her internship studying the relationship between fungi and alders.
Illustrations of California marsh plants and animals from my Hollings internship research
Ana Olsen, a Hollings scholar, illustrated the California salt marsh wildlife during her internship with San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Scholar educates about ocean life by drawing connections to culture, art, and STEM concepts
Abigail Seibel shares her internship on the importance of culture, art, and STEM in conservation and ocean sciences.
Life in the rocky intertidal: My internship studying dynamics of urchin reproduction and density
Get a glimpse into a day of intertidal fieldwork and learn about Sofia’s Hollings internship research on purple sea urchin reproductive capacity.
Using art to connect the public with my internship research
Heather Bruck believes that art is key to helping people connect with marine life and research. View her art and read about the research that inspired it.
How I reaffirmed my career aspirations and built key skills through my Hollings internship
Delián Colón-Burgos shares the variety of experiences she had as an intern at the National Hurricane Center.
Photo series: A Hollings intern's trip to document weather impacts in rural Alaska
Jacob Feuerstein’s documented the road trip he took through rural Alaska for his 2022 Hollings internship through a series of photos.
A Hollings scholar's internship comparing methods for mapping plant hardiness zones
Lauren Janicke compared methods for creating maps of plant hardiness zones during her Hollings internship.
My internship communicating messages of ocean literacy, conservation, and protection
Caroline Capone shares about her work with NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Education and Outreach Office.
Art gallery: Creating art to spark conversations about sea level change in Alaska
Kate Lochridge used fine art to spark discussion around sea level change in Southcentral Alaska during her artist-in-residence internship.
An EPP/MSI scholar's internship analyzing Antarctic images
Rose spent her internship learning about an ecosystem she holds close to her heart: Antarctica
How a scholar helped modernize forecasting software used in NOAA offices across the U.S.
During his internship at the Weather Forecast Office in Charleston, South Carolina, Connor helped modernize forecasting software.
My summer internship on messaging a sensitive and complex topic — pediatric vehicular heatstroke
Lily Muller, a 2021 Hollings scholar, researched how to effectively communicate about a sensitive and complex topic — pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths.
My summer research experience with NOAA Fisheries
EPP/MSI undergraduate scholar Alison Novara reflects on everything she learned during her first summer research internship with NOAA Fisheries.
Scholars diving for research and outreach
Audrey Sarin and Gracia Rojas have been hard at work above and below the water at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for research and outreach.
My summer internship at a National Weather Service forecast office
Hollings scholar Gabby Brown shares about her internship experience with the Weather Forecast Office is Columbia, South Carolina both in the office and in the field.
A day in the life of a Hollings scholar
Join Hollings scholars Carlee Dunn and Ana Olsen as they trek through the marshes of San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Looking to the future: Advice for scholars
Sara Vanaki shares advice for future scholars and describes her project using computer vision to identify creatures in sea floor photos.