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Primarily for Students

NOAA's web sites for students have been separated into three categories:

Specially for Kids - These items are designed especially for children (grades K-5) and provide fun activities for kids to explore the planet they live on. These sites can be found on the pages for Weather, Climate Change and Our Planet, Oceans and Coasts, and Satellites and Space.

Specially for Students - These items are designed especially for students (grades 6-12) to provide a way of learning about the earth in a fun and informative way. These sites can be found on the pages for Weather, Climate Change and Our Planet, Oceans and Coasts, and Satellites and Space.

Higher Education Opportunities - These items are designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for research opportunities, scholarships, grants, fellowships, and jobs. Sites in this category can be found at the bottom of this page.



You can find information about tornadoes, hurricanes, flash floods, tsunamis and all kinds of hazardous weather.


Climate Change and Our Planet

You can find information about climate change, earth science and science as it relates to our planet.

Oceans and Coasts

Oceans and Coasts

This category includes information about fish, marine mammals, our coasts, navigation and the many facets of the waters that surround our nation.

Satellites and Space

Satellites and Space

This category includes information about satellites and space.

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Higher Education Opportunities:

General Information

  • Jobs, Careers, and Recruitments - Information for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can check out NOAA and federal vacancies; internship, fellowship, grant and scholarship opportunities; general career resources; and opportunities for minorities.


  • Student Research Participation Program – Opportunities for students to participate in research and development related to science, math and engineering. For both undergraduate and graduate students and the opportunities are available in the Washington area and in NOAA field centers.


  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program - Designed to prepare students for public service careers in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities and to recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science.


  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program – Information to explain a program that targets students who have completed their sophomore or junior years at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared or are about to declare a major in an atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental science discipline. Tuition/Fee assistance, summer internships, stipends and more are available for students in the program.


  • Graduate Sciences Program – This program is aimed primarily at graduate candidates with degrees in math, science, economics, law, social science and engineering who have been accepted into a graduate program in a NOAA-related science.

Weather Information

  • Student Resources from the American Meteorological Society - The American Meteorological Society's home page allows you to navigate through their web site in search of a variety of student opportunities. Check out Educational Initiatives, Scholarships/Fellowships, and Student Resources for information about high school, undergraduate, and graduate opportunities. (This is a not a U.S. Government website. NOAA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites).


  • National Weather Association Annual Awards Program - This program includes the Arthur C. Pike Scholarship in Meteorology as well as other opportunities for students and meteorology teachers to earn financial support. (This is a not a U.S. Government website. NOAA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites).

Ocean & Coastal Information

  • Marine Careers - The site includes overviews of the fields of marine biology, oceanography, and ocean engineering; a look at what the future is likely to hold for careers in these fields; links to a wide range of additional resources; information on salaries in various marine science fields; and other great stuff. This site is a project of the National Sea Grant College Program and is based on the publication Marine Science Careers: A Sea Grant Guide to Ocean Opportunities. (This is a not a U.S. Government website. NOAA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites).


  • Society for Marine Mamalogy: Strategies for Pursuing a Career in Marine Mammal Science - This site provides a great deal of information that answers students' questions about pursuing careers in marine mammal science. The topics covered answer questions about the types of jobs and salaries available, finding schools for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as finding grants, scholarships, internships, and training information. (This is a not a U.S. Government website. NOAA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites).


  • National Sea Grant Program - This excellent site provides information about the National Sea Grant Program, whose mission is to encourage the wise stewardship of of our marine resources through research, education, outreach, and technology transfer. There is general information about the program itself, as well as research, fellowship and other opportunities. These other opportunities include employment prospects and web sites involving environmental and ocean careers.


  • National Marine Fisheries Marine Education Links - Another page on this web site has Marine Education links in categories: aquariums, oceans, whales, and environmental groups. This link is useful for getting to non-governmental partners of NOAA.


  • National Marine Sanctuaries Careers - National marine sanctuaries are living classrooms that can be explored in person or through interactive digital labs and activities. On this page in the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Prorgam's "For Students" section, you will find information on marine careers.

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Last Updated: November 30, 2010