Sea Grant Graduate Student Opportunities
A Unique, Educational, and Professional experience.
Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships
Sea Grant has many reputable fellowships specifically for graduate students that focus on professional development in budding careers for a variety of marine topics.
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 1,500 fellows have completed this program since 1979.
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.
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.
- MarineCareers.net: Marinecareers.net 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.
- OceanCareers.com: 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.