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Sea Grant Internship Opportunities

Sea Grant internships work to provide hands-on unforgettable experiences in research to aid in the development of budding STEM careers. 



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Marine Education Internship


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.

Summer Undergraduate Student Internship Program


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.

Maryland Sea Grant Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Maryland 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.
MIT Sea Grant Internships MIT

MIT Sea Grant works with student interns who contribute to research with our Marine Advisory Services group, the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Lab, the Design Lab for naval architecture and systems, the Ocean Engineering and Education Lab, and the Biology Lab. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to email for more information on current opportunities.

Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program

Mississippi-Alabama Please see the links below for paid undergraduate internship (apprenticeship) opportunities for summer 2021, offering research & extension experience related to coastal conservation & restoration, helping communities plan for sea level rise, or urban wildlife. To qualify for this program, you must not graduate before December 2021. The first two positions (Sparks and Collini) will be based in Biloxi, MS at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center. The third position (Rohnke) will be based in Raymond, MS at the MSU Central Research and Extension Center. The application deadline for these opportunities is February 14, 2021.

Minnesota Sea Grant Internships


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.

Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program

National Sea Grant Law Center The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) developed a pilot Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program (SGLDIP) in 2020 and recently opened the application period for 2021. The internship seeks to provide experiential learning opportunities in the field of ocean, coastal and Great Lakes law to a law school student from a diverse background. Over the course of the 10-week internship, the intern receives both national and state-level research and professional development experience. Whether in person or virtual, the internship aims to give the intern a unique opportunity to enhance his or her legal education by conducting research and outreach alongside NSGLC attorneys and SGLDIP project partner attorneys.
Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience Oregon This internship matches undergraduate students with an Oregon business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices. During this 10-week internship, interns conduct research that can help improve efficiency, save money, and reduce waste. Project topics include energy or water audits toxics reduction, green chemistry, and life cycle assessment.
Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Oregon 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.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant Internships


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 Undergraduate Internship

Rhode Island

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.

Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research: Sea Grant Scholars Program Texas Texas Sea Grant Scholars engage in a two-semester (fall/spring) research project, conducted under the supervision of a Texas A&M faculty mentor, that culminates in a public presentation and written thesis. Undergraduate students enrolled in any discipline at Texas A&M University are invited 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.


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