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Three Undergraduate Students Embark on Internship Experience

(HARRISBURG, PA) – Pennsylvania Sea Grant is delighted to announce and introduce three undergraduate interns who are working in the areas of coastal and watershed outreach, environmental literacy, and research over the next 10 weeks. This is the fourth year for the undergraduate internship program, which is made possible through National Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship (CEI) program. Internship projects have focused on science communications, climate resiliency, aquatic invasive species, environmental literacy, and economic impacts.

“We are excited to again host this internship opportunity for undergraduate students whose career paths involve ocean, Great Lakes, and watershed-related concentrations,” says Sarah Whitney, Pennsylvania Sea Grant Director. “This internship opportunity supports undergraduate students, helps individuals be better prepared for their next academic or professional step, and serves as a window into the variety of science focused career paths.”

Carly Maxwell 2

Carly Maxwell

Carly Maxwell is a rising junior at West Chester University studying Secondary Education in Biology. Carly will be assisting with the creation and implementation of educator professional development programs and ensuring that all existing materials address Pennsylvania’s K-12 Academic standards for science, technology & engineering, environmental literacy, and sustainability (STEELS).

Holden Cooper

Holden Cooper

Holden Cooper graduated from Penn State Behrend in May 2024 with a degree in biology with a focus on ecology, evolution, and behavior. Holden will be assisting the curator of the Natural History Museum with the maintenance of the collections of flora and fauna housed at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, entering data into the specimen database, and assisting with the collection of new specimens.

Leah Jarmolowicz

Leah Jarmolowicz

Leah Jarmolowicz is a rising junior at Michigan State University studying biosystems engineering with a concentration in ecological engineering and a minor in marine ecosystem management. Leah will be focusing on aquatic invasive species (AIS), assisting in identifying opportunities for partnerships, presentations, and events. She will also be assisting with updating existing AIS related resources and developing new resources.

June 18, 2024

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