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Sea Grant supports students on their path to marine and coastal careers.

This page is specifically catered to help undergraduate and graduate students find career development opportunities provided by Sea Grant, including information on scholarships, internships, and fellowships.

Student Opportunities

https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Students/Internships

Internships

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

https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Students/Scholarship

Scholarships

Sea Grant has many opportunities that provide financial assistance and funding to students pursuing a career in STEM.

https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Students/Undergraduate-Fellowships

Undergraduate Fellowships

Sea Grant has several prestigious opportunities to partner with various STEM organizations to promote professional development in new careers.

https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Students/graduate-fellowships

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 fellowship] has given me an insider’s view of state decision-making and an even greater appreciation for what makes Alaska unique and vibrant. I’m eager to collaborate with Alaska Sea Grant in the future and to continue to support their critical work in coastal communities."

-Danielle Meeker, 2017 Alaska Sea Grant Fellow

 

"Being a Knauss Fellow increased my understanding of the complex interaction between policy and science and how the environment and people are then impacted by decisions. The fellowship gave me hands-on experience in balancing those interests and analyzing trade-offs, something I continue to do daily in my work. It also opens many doors and opportunities by increasing your network, allowing you to build relationships and connections with people."

-Alexis Rife, 2012 Knauss Fellow

Sea Grant Student Support by the Numbers


 

959

GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPPORTED

845

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPPORTED

690

STUDENTS SUPPORTED WHO FOUND JOBS RELATED TO THEIR FIELD OF INTEREST

454

POST-SECONDARY   DEGREES AWARDED

Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018.

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AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program (in partnership with California Sea Grant) intern Monica Tonty holds up a large Chinook carcass found during a spawner survey on Woods Creek.

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Kong Vang (right), a 2018 Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholar, volunteers with an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) research crew to collect sturgeon data in the Columbia River. (Photo credit: Colin Chapman)

Useful Links & Resources

The printable resources below can be used to let others know about Sea Grant's student opportunities. Ask your mentor, academic advisor, or education coordinator in your school's marine science department to find out how you can get engaged in your local Sea Grant program's careers and opportunities.

Sea Grant Undergraduate Opportunities (8.5 x 11 inch printable PDF) 

Sea Grant Undergraduate Opportunities Poster (22 x 33 inch Printable PDF)
Colleges may request that a printed copy of this poster be mailed to them by writing to sgweb@noaa.gov

Sea Grant Graduate Education (8.5 x 11 inch printable PDF)

Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship overview with instructions on how to apply (8.5 x 11 inch printable PDF)

NMFS-Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship overview (population and ecosystem dynamics, marine resource economics) with instructions on how to apply (8.5 x 11 inch printable PDF)

 

Additional opportunities for launching 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.

University of Georgia Diversity Recruitment Event (February 28 - March 2, 2019): The purpose of the Diversity Recruitment Event is to create opportunities for participants to 1) interact with potential graduate advisors and graduate students before submitting an application to graduate school and, 2) learn more about applying for graduate school and fellowship programs. Participants will have the opportunity to network with faculty and graduate students and participate in workshops devoted to learning successful tips in applying to graduate school, contacting potential mentors, and preparing applications for fellowship programs, including the NSF GRFP and the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship. Selected applicants will receive funding to support travel costs and will be housed with current UGA graduate students. Meals will be provided.

New Jersey Sea Grant to Host Workshop on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

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New Jersey Sea Grant to Host Workshop on Fisheries Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

New Jersey Sea Grant and NOAA programs partner to offer professional development opportunities for undergraduate students.

NOAA recently awarded New Jersey Sea Grant funding to plan and host an event focused on workforce development for the field of fisheries population and ecosystem dynamics. The program is a partnership effort supported by Sea Grant, NOAA’s Office of Education and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aimed at engaging undergraduate students in the specialized field of population and ecosystem dynamics, which combines science with mathematics for science-based management of U.S. fisheries.

Sea Grant Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

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Sea Grant Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

The sun is shining and the water is calm: what better way to spend a warm summer day than dropping anchor, kicking back and casting a line? Every year, tens of millions of people flock to U.S. coasts to enjoy recreational fishing and boating. Sea Grant supports the recreational fishing and boating enthusiasts and industries by providing resources that teach people learn how to fish and boat, help boaters and anglers determine when and where to go on the water, how to get the most out of their excursions while staying safe, and how to protect the environment so future generations can enjoy the same experiences.

Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems

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Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems

How do people prepare for hurricanes before the season begins? When a hurricane is looming, how do people receive warning, decide to take action, and prepare for the storm? As part of the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, Sea Grant programs have been highlighting their work that aims to answer these questions. Resources developed by Sea Grant and partners can help communities and individuals prepare for storms well before hurricane season even approaches as well as when a storm is approaching.

Looking to the Past to Understand Future Tsunami Threats

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Looking to the Past to Understand Future Tsunami Threats

Scientist Carrie Garrison-Laney, a coastal hazards specialist for Washington Sea Grant and liason to the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, pieces together stories of past tsunamis in the Pacific Northwest. Understanding the destruction caused by past tsunamis can prepare vulnerable coastal communities for future events. 

Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

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Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

A Sea Grant team of legal and aquaculture experts has released a report detailing eight case studies that identify challenges to the shellfish aquaculture industry in the United States. The project was funded through Sea Grant's 2017 national investment in aquaculture. 

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