Internship Opportunities

Pennsylvania Sea Grant offers internships to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Pennsylvania institutions of higher learning. Interns will apply their knowledge and skills acquired through their coursework to help Pennsylvania Sea Grant fulfill its mission. Interns can work in the areas of outreach, communication, education, and/or research. Interns are responsible for the cost of housing plus transportation to and from their work place. To inquire about internships, contact Sean Rafferty.

Graduate Fellow opportunitiesFormer Knauss Fellows participate in activities in Washington, D.C.

National Sea Grant College Program Knauss Marine Policy Fellows 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Sea Grant College Program, in fulfilling its broad educational responsibilities and legislative mandate of the Sea Grant Act to provide an educational experience in the policies and processes of the Legislative and Executive Branches of the Federal Government for students enrolled in graduate or professional programs that have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources, initiated the Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program. The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program meets NOAA's Mission goal of "Protect, Restore and Manage the Use of Coastal and Ocean Resources Through Ecosystem-Based Management."  An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program, that have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The graduate degree needs to be awarded through a United States accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories. Applicants from states not served by a Sea Grant program should obtain further information by contacting the Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship Program Manager at the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO).


Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.  The selected Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes’ science, policy, communication and education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. The Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be located at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowships 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Sea Grant College Program, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) offer the NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program, which supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resources economics. The program is a focused workforce development effort to train highly qualified professionals for NOAA's science-based approach to fisheries management. Since its inception, the joint fellowship program has supported 81 population and ecosystem dynamics students and 32 marine resource economics students. About 40 percent of the alumni now work for NOAA.             


NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship 

The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management. This is a two-year opportunity that offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement. Any student who will complete a master's or other advanced degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.  

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