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 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 and a 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 according to application requirements by the deadlines listed below to the Pennsylvania Sea Grant Office (

  • NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship 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 23, 2015
Length: Two Years

Marine Resource Economics FFO#: NOAA-OAR-SG-2015-2004341Population and Ecosysten Dynamics FFO #: NOAA-OAR-SG-2015-2004339
Important Information: Students should submit applications to a Sea Grant Program by January 29, 2015. Additional application information can be found on the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship website. A new set of FAQs has also been added to the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship website. See FAQs.
The National Marine Fisheries Service – Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Fisheries Fellowship is available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Sea Grant and NMFS, with required institutional matching funds, expect to support at least two new Fisheries Fellows in both Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics in FY 2013. Fisheries Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS and have summer internships at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors. For more information applicants should contact their local Sea Grant program or the Acting NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Program Manager, Laura Oremland (

Deadline: January 29, 2015
Length: One Year

  • 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: February 13, 2015
Length: One Year

  • Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant  Fellowship Program. 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 27, 2015
Length: One Year