Internships/practicums

Internship Opportunities: undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning can apply for Pennsylvania Sea Grant internships, which are contingent upon available funding.  Interns are responsible for the cost of housing plus transportation to and from their work place. Email: Sean Rafferty, Senior Outreach Specialist sdr138@psu.edu with the following information:

  • Two-page curriculum vitae detailing education and work experiences (include references)
  • Goal statement (500 words or less) describe your interest in the Great Lakes and how an internship can further your career goals
  • Copy of unofficial transcript(s)

Fellowship Opportunities:  For federal and agency fellowships, we will process and forward application materials to the National Sea Grant office or appropriate state agency.

Pennsylvania applications for fellowships should be submitted by the deadline listed to the Pennsylvania Sea Grant Office (sdr138@psu.edu).

Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant  Fellowship Program  by  6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT on Feb. 27, 2015

This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states. The fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. This program is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.
Deadline: February of each year
Length: One Year

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship by January 23, 2015

This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with state coastal zone programs to gain on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy. The fellowship was established in 1996 and is sponsored by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management.

Deadline: January of each year
Length: Two Years

Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program

This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with hosts in the legislative branch, executive branch, or appropriate associations/institutions located in the Washington, D.C. area. Established in 1979, the fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program is sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program.

Deadline: April of each year
Length: One Year

Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Graduate Fellowship Program