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The Student Opportunities website is designed to provide information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA. On this site, you can find information on scholarships, internships, fellowships and post docs, including a brief description of each program, the application deadline, award amount, dates of the opportunity, contact e-mail address and a link to the website.

 

 

  1. All Opportunities
  2. Scholarships
  3. Internships
  4. Fellowships
  5. Post Doc Opportunities

Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)

The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. The program consists of a four-week course and a six-to-ten week research project in Woods Hole, MA. The PEP is a project of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative, a multi-institutional effort to promote diversity in the Woods Hole Sc

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Type of Award: Internship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Woods Hole, MA

Length of Opportunity: February of each year

Award: Varies

Email: Ambrose.Jearld@NOAA.gov

Website: http://www.woodsholediversity.org/pep/about.html

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Climate-focused postdoctoral research opportunities are also available through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

Type of Award: Post Doc Opportunities

Website: http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc/Recruitment_Announcement.html

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship

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, th

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Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Length of Opportunity: One Year

Award: $36,000 is provided to each Fellow for compensation and $6,000 will be used to cover health insurance and support fellowship-related travel.

Email: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.glc.org/about/scholarships/fellow.html

Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics Graduate Fellowship

This program provides support for graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in fisheries population dynamics or in marine resource, natural resource, or environmental economics. Two to four fellowships in each of the two areas of study are generally awarded each year. The fellowship was established in 1999 and is sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Sea Grant College Program

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Length of Opportunity: 2-3 years

Award: $43,500 per year for stipend, living expenses, tuition, and travel necessary to carry out research and attend annual Fellows meeting (rotating locations)

Email: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/NMFSSGFellowship.aspx

Pathways Program: Student Internships and Recent Graduate Jobs

Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program. To be eligible for conversion, Interns must: 1. Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program; 2. Complete their degree or certificate requirements; 3. Meet the qualification standards for the positio

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Type of Award: Internship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Length of Opportunity:

Award: Paid internship; varies based on opportunity

Email: N/A

Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

NOAA-Northern Gulf Institute Diversity Internship

The NOAA-Northern Gulf Institute Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week, summer program open to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. These internships provide career exploration in a variety of fields studied by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) scientists including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, e

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Type of Award: Internship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Northern Gulf of Mexico

Length of Opportunity: 10 week internship

Award: Interns will receive a competitive stipend to help cover living expenses. However, obtaining housing at the internship workplace is the responsibility of the intern and not the program.

Email: ngi-internship@disl.org

Website: http://www.disl.org/ngi_internship/

NOAA and National Research Council (NRC)

A variety of postdoctoral research opportunities are available at NOAA through the Research Associateship Program and the National Research Council (NRC). Please visit the NRC website for more information.

Type of Award: Post Doc Opportunities

Website: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/opportunity/Opportunities.aspx?LabCode=26

John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to 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 with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.> MOREexpand button

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Washington, D.C.

Length of Opportunity: One Year

Award: $45,000 for stipend and living expenses, $9,000 to cover health insurance, moving expenses, academic degree-related activities, and fellowship-related activities.

Email: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/KnaussFellowship.aspx

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to: 1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; 2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA. Eligibility R

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Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Length of Opportunity: Two Years

Award: (2015 program) Scholarship - A max. of $9,500 per academic year is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other academic expenses. Summer Internships - Scholars select and are MOREexpand button

Email: studentscholarshipprograms@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html

Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The goal of this program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in the targeted areas integral to NOAA’s mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore or junior year (in a 5 year program), attend Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental science disciplines. Eli

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Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Length of Opportunity: Two Years

Award: Scholarship - A maximum of $9,500 per academic year is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other allowable expenses. Summer Internships - Scholars select and conduct inter MOREexpand button

Email: epp.usp@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_undergrad_page.html

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly by women and members of minority groups.

Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Length of Opportunity: Master’s students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years.

Award: Annual support of up to $42,000 per student (stipend of $30,000 and education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

Email: fosterscholars@noaa.gov

Website: http://fosterscholars.noaa.gov/

Coastal Management Fellowship

This program provides support for graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in fisheries population dynamics or in marine resource, natural resource, or environmental economics. Two to four fellowships in each of the two areas of study are generally awarded each year. The fellowship was established in 1999 and is sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Sea Grant College Program

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Length of Opportunity: Two Years

Award: $34,000 per year

Email: ocm.fellowships@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

There are 12 opportunities available.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly by women and members of minority groups.

Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Award: Annual support of up to $42,000 per student (stipend of $30,000 and education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

Email: fosterscholars@noaa.gov

Website: http://fosterscholars.noaa.gov/

Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The goal of this program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in the targeted areas integral to NOAA’s mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore or junior year (in a 5 year program), attend Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental science disciplines. Eli

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Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Award: Scholarship - A maximum of $9,500 per academic year is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other allowable expenses. Summer Internships - Scholars select and conduct inter MOREexpand button

Email: epp.usp@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_undergrad_page.html

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to: 1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; 2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA. Eligibility R

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Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Award: (2015 program) Scholarship - A max. of $9,500 per academic year is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other academic expenses. Summer Internships - Scholars select and are MOREexpand button

Email: studentscholarshipprograms@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html

There are 3 scholarships available.

 

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NOAA-Northern Gulf Institute Diversity Internship

The NOAA-Northern Gulf Institute Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week, summer program open to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. These internships provide career exploration in a variety of fields studied by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) scientists including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, e

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Type of Award: Internship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Northern Gulf of Mexico

Award: Interns will receive a competitive stipend to help cover living expenses. However, obtaining housing at the internship workplace is the responsibility of the intern and not the program.

Contact Person: Angela Sallis

Phone: 228-688-5604

Email: ngi-internship@disl.org

Website: http://www.disl.org/ngi_internship/

Pathways Program: Student Internships and Recent Graduate Jobs

Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program. To be eligible for conversion, Interns must: 1. Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program; 2. Complete their degree or certificate requirements; 3. Meet the qualification standards for the positio

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Type of Award: Internship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Award: Paid internship; varies based on opportunity

Contact Person:

Phone:

Email: N/A

Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)

The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. The program consists of a four-week course and a six-to-ten week research project in Woods Hole, MA. The PEP is a project of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative, a multi-institutional effort to promote diversity in the Woods Hole Sc

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Type of Award: Internship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Woods Hole, MA

Award: Varies

Contact Person: Dr. Ambrose Jearld, Jr.

Phone: 508-495-2318

Email: Ambrose.Jearld@NOAA.gov

Website: http://www.woodsholediversity.org/pep/about.html

There are 3 internships available.

Coastal Management Fellowship

This program provides support for graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in fisheries population dynamics or in marine resource, natural resource, or environmental economics. Two to four fellowships in each of the two areas of study are generally awarded each year. The fellowship was established in 1999 and is sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Sea Grant College Program

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Award: $34,000 per year

Email: ocm.fellowships@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to 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 with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.> MOREexpand button

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Washington, D.C.

Award: $45,000 for stipend and living expenses, $9,000 to cover health insurance, moving expenses, academic degree-related activities, and fellowship-related activities.

Email: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/KnaussFellowship.aspx

Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics Graduate Fellowship

This program provides support for graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in fisheries population dynamics or in marine resource, natural resource, or environmental economics. Two to four fellowships in each of the two areas of study are generally awarded each year. The fellowship was established in 1999 and is sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Sea Grant College Program

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Award: $43,500 per year for stipend, living expenses, tuition, and travel necessary to carry out research and attend annual Fellows meeting (rotating locations)

Email: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/NMFSSGFellowship.aspx

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship

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, th

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Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Award: $36,000 is provided to each Fellow for compensation and $6,000 will be used to cover health insurance and support fellowship-related travel.

Email: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.glc.org/about/scholarships/fellow.html

There are 4 fellowships available.

NOAA and National Research Council (NRC)

A variety of postdoctoral research opportunities are available at NOAA through the Research Associateship Program and the National Research Council (NRC). Please visit the NRC website for more information.

Type: Post Doc Opportunities

Website: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/opportunity/Opportunities.aspx?LabCode=26

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Climate-focused postdoctoral research opportunities are also available through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

Type: Post Doc Opportunities

Website: http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc/Recruitment_Announcement.html

There are 2 special opportunities available.