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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*


 

972

GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPPORTED

1010

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPPORTED

629

STUDENTS SUPPORTED WHO FOUND JOBS RELATED TO THEIR FIELD OF INTEREST

544

POST-SECONDARY   DEGREES AWARDED

*Metrics reported in Summer 2020 for work conducted February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020.


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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.

Community Resilience from Start to Finish

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Community Resilience from Start to Finish

Sea Grant programs are helping coastal and Great Lakes communities increase their resilience to impacts of changing conditions at every step of the way.

For Sea Grant, resilience is more than a buzzword. As a network of 34 university-based programs, Sea Grant brings together experts in coastal processes, hazards, climate change, and urban planning to support cutting-edge research and outreach. Sea Grant is involved in every aspect of climate resilience planning and implementation, from start to finish. Tour some of Sea Grant's latest projects and on-going efforts to sustain diverse and vibrant coastal economies.

Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss Fellowship Alumnae

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Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss Fellowship Alumnae

The Knauss Fellowship offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on marine and coastal policy issues in the nation's capital. Four alumnae of the Knauss Fellowship share their experiences with science, policy, communication, cultural identity and more, in their own words.

After 50 years of on-site experiential education programs, Georgia Sea Grant goes virtual

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After 50 years of on-site experiential education programs, Georgia Sea Grant goes virtual

Educators at Georgia Sea Grant’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium are bringing the on-site, outdoor experiences to the classroom for the first time by way of virtual school trips.

National Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative: 2020 Update

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National Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative: 2020 Update

In 2020, Sea Grant continued to engage in hundreds of aquaculture-related projects and ongoing efforts, leveraging federal dollars well beyond the federal investment with partnerships and collaborative efforts. This year, several established projects selected in previous years received continued funding, and many new initiatives were launched. 

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