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Launch your marine or coastal career with Sea Grant.

Sea Grant is committed to developing a skilled marine and coastal workforce by providing job-based training, internships, fellowships and research funding to undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, Sea Grant employs over 1,500 full and part-time faculty and staff. 

Current Job Openings

Alaska Sea Grant
Director, open until filled

California Sea Grant
San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative Coordinator, applications due July 13, 2018 
Director, applications due by August 24, 2018

Louisiana Sea Grant
Communications Coordinator, applications due July 9, 2018

Maryland Sea Grant
Science Management and Policy Intern, applications due May 11, 2018

Minnesota Sea Grant
Business and Industry Liaison Extension Educator (Job ID number 324022), open until filled




New Jersey Sea Grant
Part-Time Field Instructors, open until filled

Texas Sea Grant
Communications Program Assistant, applications due July 6, 2018

Oregon Sea Grant
Research and Scholars Program Coordinator, applications due August 1, 2018

University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant
Program Specialist, applications due July 6, 2018

Virginia Sea Grant
Associate Director, application due July 18, 2018
Communications Program Manager, open until filled, review begins July 30, 2018

National Fellowships

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional 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, named after one of Sea Grant's founders and former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, 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. Over 1,200 fellows have completed this program since 1979. 

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National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship program provides support for students in postdoctoral programs in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics and marine resource economics. The Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics was established in 1999 and is designed to meet ongoing workforce development needs for effective fisheries management. 

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State Fellowships and Scholarships

Sea Grant Program
Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program Alaska Graduate The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program provides a unique professional opportunity for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students interested in science and policy. Modeled after the national Knauss fellowship, the state fellowship program provides an opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience in planning and implementation of marine resource policies and programs in Alaska. The program matches highly motivated graduate students and recent graduates with hosts in Alaska-based state or federal agencies for a 12-month paid fellowship.
California Sea Grant State Fellowship Program California Graduate Current or recent graduate students in a marine or coastal-related field at a California university may apply. Applicants should communicate their interest and experience in either marine/coastal science and/or public policy.
Delta Science Fellowship California Graduate, Post-doctoral The Delta Science Fellows Program was established to connect graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors. Fellows work on collaborative data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system. The fellowship will provide up to two years of support based on scope/type of projects and contingent upon the availability of funds.
Coastal Management Fellowship Federal Graduate The Coastal Management Fellowship was established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. The program matches students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.
Great Lakes Commission/Sea Grant Fellowship Federal Graduate One fellow will work for one year with members of Great Lakes science policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states. The fellowship is located at the Great Lakes Commission office in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Aylesworth Scholarship Florida Undergraduate and Graduate Aylesworth scholarships are available to students in all Florida universities that participate in the Florida Sea Grant College Program.
Guy Harvey Scholarship Award Florida Undergraduate and Graduate Guy Harvey Scholarship Awards support undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full time at Florida institutions of higher education who are conducting research related to the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida's marine environment.
Skoch Scholarship Florida High School Senior This $1000 scholarship is presented each year to a Florida high school senior who plans to major in a coastal-related field of study at a Florida university or college. Awards are based on competition in the State Science and Engineering Fair.
Florida Sea Grant Nutrient Dynamics Fellowship Florida Graduate The fellowship provides each of two University of Florida graduate students with $9500 per year for two years to conduct research to better understand how rates of nutrient input influence the structure and function of Florida coastal aquatic ecosystems.
Florida Sea Grant Scholars Program Florida Undergraduate and Graduate The Florida Sea Grant Scholars Program provides financial support to high-achieving graduate or undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at Florida universities to support timely and innovative ocean and coastal-related research.
Marine Education Internship Georgia  Recent College Graduates The Marine Education Internship is designed for recent college graduates who would like experience in teaching marine science and coastal ecology. Interns work alongside scientists and educators of the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service to assist in educating the public about marine science. Internships are available to college graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates with majors in environmental studies, marine/natural science, education or other science concentrations may be particularly interested in pursuing these opportunities.
UOG Sea Grant Fellowship Guam Graduate The University of Guam Sea Grant Program will award Master’s Thesis Supplemental Grants in selected areas of Coastal Community Development. These grants provide partial support (up to $12,000) for graduate student research activities with relevance to sustainable coastal development. Allowed are costs for Master’s Candidate stipends, participation in scientific meetings, conducting research in specialized facilities or field settings, and support or expansion of an existing body of Thesis research. Awardees must participate in UOG SG-led outreach education training offered every January.
Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship Hawai'i Graduate The Sustainable Coastal Development (SCD) Fellow will be involved in aspects of coastal sustainability and resilience and work with the Hawai'i Sea Grant Centers of Excellence. The Fellow will work to bring attention to sustainable coastal development through research, extension and community-based education in topics of coastal smart growth and community planning and their integration with hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation.
Summer Student Internship Program Illinois-Indiana Undergraduate  The IISG Summer Internship Program is open to undergraduates enrolled in an institution of higher education. Interns will work closely with IISG specialists on issues affecting Lake Michigan. Internships can include outreach, education and research components.
Discovery, Integration and Application Program (LaDIA) Louisiana Faculty Louisiana Sea Grant offers one-year fellowships to tenure track faculty from institutions of higher education in Louisiana. Fellows broaden their knowledge of coastal concerns, hone their science communication skills and expand their ability to address coastal challenges through applied research. Fellows are selected based on their potential to develop innovative approaches to coastal research and willingness to explore innovative solutions to coastal challenges.
Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Studies Maine Undergraduate The program is open to current second- and third-year undergraduate students who have declared majors related to marine or coastal issues at any of the participating undergraduate institutions in Maine (College of the Atlantic, Maine Maritime Academy, University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias, and University of New England). The goal of this program is to develop a statewide network of undergraduate scholars doing exemplary academic work on marine and coastal issues and to provide participating students with academic and professional development opportunities.
Maryland Sea Grant Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Maryland Undergraduate Maryland Sea Grant offers undergraduates the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay during the summer. During this 12‐week program, each student will work with a science mentor on an individual research project at one of two marine labs located on Chesapeake Bay: the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, MD or Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, MD.
Maryland Sea Grant Research Fellowships Maryland Graduate Maryland Sea Grant invites researchers who have already received notice of a pending award from the program to apply for funding to support a graduate student as a Research Fellow. Students cannot apply directly to Maryland Sea Grant for a Research Fellowship; interested candidates should contact a principal investigator with whom they wish to study. The application process begins in October of odd years (e.g., 2019) to support Research Fellows beginning February 1 of the following, even year (e.g., 2020).
Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Research Fellowship Maryland Graduate Maryland Sea Grant supports graduate students to conduct research that furthers understanding of the coastal resilience and sustainability challenges faced in Maryland’s Chesapeake and coastal regions. For purposes of this fellowship, coastal community resilience and sustainability research may include, but is not limited to, use of water resources, climate change adaptation, coastal processes studies, resilience to natural hazards and resilient coastal businesses and industries, including fisheries and tourism.
Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program   Michigan Undergraduate and Graduate This fellowship program provides students with an opportunity to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of an individual scientist or professional. Summer fellowships are available in a broad range of fields including Aquatic Ecology, Outreach and Education, Data Analysis, Fisheries and Oceanography.
Graduate Student Research Fellowship Michigan Graduate Michigan Sea Grant offers one- to two-year fellowships for graduate students enrolled full-time at Michigan universities who are interested in research relevant to current Great Lakes ecological, habitat or fisheries management issues. This fellowship will provide tuition and stipend support for research and academic/professional development opportunities.
Michigan Sea Grant Extension Fellows Program Michigan Graduate The Michigan Sea Grant Extension Fellows Program is designed for Michigan State University master’s or doctoral students interested in research and extension within the Great Lakes Region. The program will enable graduate students interested in community-engaged scholarship and outreach relating to global freshwater fisheries, food security, water quality and Great Lakes commerce and transportation.
Minnesota Sea Grant Internships Minnesota Undergraduate and graduate Minnesota Sea Grant offers internships to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities. Interns apply their knowledge and skills acquired through coursework to help Minnesota Sea Grant fulfill its mission. Interns can work in the areas of outreach, communication, education or research.
Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research MIT Undergraduate Nomination of candidates is by letter from the student's faculty supervisor and must be accompanied by the student's research report. Students are encouraged to ask their faculty supervisor for a nomination.
Brian Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowships New Hampshire Undergraduate Fellows spend the summer working with New Hampshire Sea Grant staff to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions regarding marine resources. These paid opportunities are appropriate for a wide range of majors and lead to students participating in such program areas as fisheries and aquaculture, marine literacy, coastal communities and climate adaptation and communications.
Undergraduate Ocean Research Program New Hampshire Undergraduate TECH 797 is a senior design course alternative that offers financial support for projects in the marine area. Interdisciplinary teams of three to five students work with a sponsoring faculty member on his or her research project. During the year-long course, team members must work with corporate, business, and research communities to complete their projects.
Coastal Research Fellowship North Carolina Graduate This fellowship is supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program. It is designed to foster research within the North Carolina Coastal Reserve system. Proposed work must be conducted within the boundaries of one or more of the 10 sites in the NCCR.
Coastal Policy Fellowship North Carolina Graduate This semester-long fellowship is designed to support research addressing a coastal policy issue within the state’s 20 coastal counties. Research and scholarly work conducted under this fellowship should include exploration of the topic's legal implications.
North Carolina Sea Grant/APNEP Joint Fellowship North Carolina Graduate This fellowship is supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP). The opportunity provides funding for graduate students based in North Carolina and Virginia to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary.
North Carolina Sea Grant/DMF Marine Fisheries Fellowship North Carolina Graduate North Carolina Sea Grant offers this fellowship program to provide graduate students the opportunity to spend a year working with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries on a critical management topic facing important marine resources. It is open to graduate students nearing completion of, or who have recently completed, their advanced degree program at southeastern universities and colleges.
North Carolina Sea Grant/North Carolina Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship  North Carolina  Graduate North Carolina Space Grant Consortium and North Carolina Sea Grant offer a graduate research fellowship focused on nearshore environments and coastal watersheds. Proposed projects should apply relevant measurement instruments and/or remote-sensing data sources from NASA, NOAA or other data sources.
North Carolina Sea Grant/Water Resources Research Institute Graduate Student Research Funding Opportunity  North Carolina  Graduate North Carolina Sea Grant, in partnership with The Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) of the University of North Carolina system, provides competitive funding for graduate student funding opportunity in specific focus areas. This opportunity is open to full-time graduate students in good academic standing attending an accredited college or university (public or private) in North Carolina.
Stone Lab Research Experience for Undergraduates Ohio Undergraduate Ohio Sea Grant's Stone Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) scholarship program provides funding for undergraduate students to take a 5-week course at Stone Lab and conduct research addressing major issues in Lake Erie.

Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars

 Oregon   Graduate Oregon Sea Grant funds an annual Undergraduate Summer Scholars program to prepare students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management and outreach. This 10-week program places high caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with public agencies (federal, state, and local) to provide students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional.
Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship Oregon Graduate The Malouf Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student enrolled at any college or university in Oregon while the student is working towards a degree in any field compatible with Oregon Sea Grant's mandate and areas of interest.
Oregon Sea Grant Legislative Fellowship Oregon Graduate Oregon Sea Grant will sponsor a State Legislative Fellowship during each Oregon Legislative Session for a graduate student with an interest in marine and coastal issues.
Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship Oregon Graduate This fellowship is intended to give a student first-hand experience in natural resource policy at the state level. In so doing, the student will contribute to policies that will benefit natural resource managers, stakeholders, and user groups.
Neil Richmond Award Oregon Undergraduate and Graduate Oregon Sea Grant funds a scholarship for students attending the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology fall or spring session.
Pennsylvania Sea Grant Internships Pennsylvania Undergraduate and Graduate Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning can apply for Pennsylvania Sea Grant internships, contingent upon available funding.
Writing and Reporting Internship Rhode Island Undergraduate This paid internship offers University of Rhode Island undergraduate students the opportunity to develop their research, writing, and interviewing skills as they write stories to be published on Rhode Island Sea Grant's website, in the biannual magazine, 41°N, or through other Sea Grant media outlets.
Coastal Fellowship Rhode Island Undergraduate Rhode Island Sea Grant sponsors undergraduate Coastal Fellows through the Coastal Fellows Program of University of Rhode Island's College of Environment and Life Sciences.
Master of Environmental Science and Management Fellowship Rhode Island Graduate Rhode Island Sea Grant supports two students for the academic year from the Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) program at the University of Rhode Island to work with scientists in developing solutions to the pressing problems facing coastal and marine communities. Fellows are assigned to a Sea Grant mentor who directs their work.
Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship South Carolina Graduate The Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship is designed to increase the number of highly trained earth and marine scientists and enable graduate students to conduct NASA-related Earth/marine science research.
Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research: Sea Grant Scholars Program Texas Undergraduate Texas Sea Grant invites undergraduate students enrolled in any discipline at Texas A&M University to submit proposals on marine-related issues. Scholars will be eligible for an additional $1,000 supplement to their research budget for projects related to the marine environment.
Texas Sea Grant College Program's Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program Texas Graduate These grants are intended to provide financial assistance to graduate students currently enrolled in Master's or Ph.D. programs at Texas A&M University in College Station (TAMU), Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) or Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) whose marine- or coastal-related research in any field of study is relevant to Texas, though not necessarily based in Texas. Grants are based on merit and, in part, on the financial needs of the applicant.
Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Virginia Graduate This fellowship supports graduate students engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. Fellows work with an outreach or end-user mentor to ensure that their research results are useful and used by stakeholders.
Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship Virginia Graduate Modeled after the national Knauss fellowship, the goal of this fellowship is to develop and support exceptional postgraduates by partnering them with a host mentor where they receive on-the-job training and hone their professional skills, while improving the stewardship of coastal and marine resources.
Coastal Resilience Post-Graduate Fellowship Virginia Graduate This year-long paid fellowship is intended to provide educational and professional development opportunities for post-graduates interested in becoming leaders in innovative, pre-disaster, resiliency design strategies.
Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship Washington Graduate This program places four to five graduate students or recent graduates for one year with host offices to work on ocean and coastal science and management issues. The fellowship offers a first-hand experience in crafting marine and natural resource policies and enables fellows to share their academic expertise with state decision makers.
Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship Washington Undergraduate and Graduate Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellows work for two academic quarters on a range of communications projects, from writing pieces for Washington Sea Grant's Sea Star newsletter to developing web content. The fellows share marine knowledge with Sea Grant's many audiences and build portfolios that help them gain recognition as writers and communicators who break down barriers between scientific information and public understanding.
Carl J. Weston Memorial Scholarship Wisconsin Undergraduate Wisconsin Sea Grant's Carl J. Weston Memorial Scholarship provides support for undergraduate students working on Wisconsin Sea Grant-supported projects.
J. Philip Keillor Wisconsin Coastal Management Sea Grant Fellowship Wisconsin Graduate Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program fund this science-policy fellowship for candidates interested in tackling challenges related to coastal community resilience across the Great Lakes region. It places a recent master’s or doctoral graduate within a state agency full-time for one year with the fellow receiving valuable real-world science-policy experience from the resource professionals who serve as mentors.


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