Fellowships and Internships

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Fellowships

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship

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Provides a professional opportunity for graduate students who have an interest in the science and policy needed to keep Alaska’s marine resources healthy. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students or recent grads with hosts in Alaska-based state or federal agencies for a one-year paid fellowship. Prospective fellows and host organizations should visit our State Fellowship page for application information.

Learn more about the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship and how to apply

Deadline: February 9, 2023


Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Provides a professional opportunity for graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students or recent grads with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government in Washington, D.C. for a one-year paid fellowship. Interested students should visit our Knauss Fellowship page for application information.

Learn more about the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship and how to apply

Deadline: February 16, 2023


NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program

Provides up to three years support to Ph.D. students interested in careers related to marine population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics. Selected fellows work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and work closely with mentors from NMFS Science Centers or offices. Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant program in the state where the students are enrolled. Interested applicants should reach out to Alaska Sea Grant Associate Director Molly Cain to receive application support.

Learn more about the NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

Deadline: January 25, 2023 


NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy to postgraduate students. Five fellowship positions are available with the coastal programs in Connecticut, Maine, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, and with the Coastal States Organization. Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant program in the state where the students are enrolled. Alaska applicants should send application packages to Alaska Sea Grant Associate Director Molly Cain.

Learn more about the Coastal Management Fellowship

Deadline: January 27, 2023.


Internships

Community-Engaged Internship

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CEI intern Cairone Reft processing samples in the lab.

Provides on-the-ground learning experience through 8–10-week paid summer internships for undergraduate students from indigenous or underrepresented communities who are interested in careers in marine policy, marine science, science communication or other STEM-related fields. The interns, based at Sea Grant offices or at a partner organizations, work under the supervision of Sea Grant mentors or scientists working on Sea Grant-funded projects.

Learn more about the Community-Engaged Internship