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Undergraduate Students

Students to partner with various STEM organizations

Promote professional development in new careers and expand leadership in their fields

Sea Grant Undergraduate Opportunities

Sea Grant internships and fellowships allow students to partner with various STEM organizations to promote professional development in new careers and expand leadership in their fields.

Community Engaged Internship for Undergraduate Students

The Community Engaged Internship 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 program will do so by recruiting, retaining and engaging diverse students in place-based research, extension, education and/or communication that respects and integrates local ways of knowing. 

More on the Community Engaged Internship Program

Additional Opportunities

Sea Grant Program Opportunity (click to learn more) Category
Alaska Community-Engaged Internship Research; Outreach
Alaska CORaL Network—Community Coastal Experience Outreach
Connecticut Undergraduate Research Fellowship Research
Delaware Energize Delaware Internships Research
Delaware Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Internship Research
Florida H.A.R.V.E.S.T. Internship Research; Applied skills
Florida Graham Center-Florida Sea Grant Tallahassee Internship Policy
Florida Undergraduate Student Research Internships Research
Georgia Research Traineeship Research
Georgia Marine Education Fellowship Outreach
Georgia Academic Student Internships Research; Outreach
Georgia Summer Internships Research; Outreach
Hawai‘i Peter J. Rappa Resilient and Sustainable Coasts Fellowship Research; Outreach
Illinois-Indiana Summer Undergraduate Student Internship Program Research; Outreach
Louisiana Louisiana Space & Sea Grant Opportunities (LaSSO) for Undergraduate Research Program Research
Maine Maine Sea Grant – NOAA Fisheries Undergraduate Internships in Sea-run Fish Research Research
Maryland Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Research
Maryland Puerto Rico Undergraduate Education Initiative Research
Maryland Community-Engaged Internship Research; Outreach
Maryland Undergraduate Multimedia Internship Communication
Mississippi-Alabama Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program Outreach
MIT MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Research
MIT STREAM Grants — Solutions Through Research, Education, and Art in Massachusetts Research
WHOI Woods Hole Sea Grant Science Communication Fellowship Communication
Michigan Michigan Sea Grant Environmental Internship / Community-Engaged Internship Research; Outreach
New Hampshire Doyle Fellowship for Undergraduates Outreach
New York Community-Engaged Internship Research; Outreach
Lake Champlain Lake Champlain Sea Grant Partnered Fellowship Positions Research; Outreach
Lake Champlain Lake Champlain Sea Grant Scholars Research; Outreach
Lake Champlain Watershed Alliance Internships Outreach
North Carolina Coastal Resilience Team Competition Research
Ohio Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Fellowship Program Research
Ohio Stone Lab Summer Course Offerings Research
Oregon Summer Scholars Program Research; Outreach
Oregon Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience Applied skills
Oregon Special Opportunities Research; Outreach; Communication
Pennsylvania Community-Engaged Internship Research; Outreach
Rhode Island Communications Internship Communication
Rhode Island Coastal Fellows Program Research; Outreach
South Carolina Community-Engaged Internship Research; Outreach
South Carolina Margaret A. Davidson Resilience Scholars Program Research; Outreach
South Carolina Minorities in Aquaculture Internship Program Applied skills
Texas Community-Engaged Internship Research; Outreach
Washington Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowships Communication
Washington Washington Applied Sustainability Internship Applied skills

Even More Opportunities for Students

Check our the resources below to learn more about how to launch your Marine and Coastal Career.

  • Florida Sea Grant posts a weekly job/internship roundup of marine and coastal jobs around the nation every Wednesday on their Facebook page.
  • will introduce you to a wide range of marine career fields and to people working in those fields. 
  • NOAA Opportunities: Find information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA.
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: WHOI offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for students and young scientists at all stages of their development.
  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC):  LMRCSC trains and graduates students from underrepresented communities in marine science for careers in research, management, and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation’s living marine resources. 
  • Undergraduate Student Pathways: Programs and professional development resources for current and prospective undergraduate students: research experiences for undergraduates (REU), scholarships, and travel and research opportunities.
  • Graduate Student Pathways: Programs and resources for prospective and current STEM graduate students — including funding opportunities and professional development programs and resources.
  • Current information on career opportunities, the knowledge and skills required to enter these careers, where students can gain the necessary education, employers who hire people to work in these careers, and more.
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