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Student Opportunities

Hints for success! Applications must come through the Duluth Sea Grant office. Pay attention to our deadlines, which often supersede those listed on applications. Students applying for fellowships are advised to contact Minnesota Sea Grant research coordinator Valerie Brady so that she can assist with the application process.


Internships with Minnesota Sea Grant

Minnesota Sea Grant offers internships to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities. Interns apply their knowledge and skills acquired through coursework to help Minnesota Sea Grant fulfill its mission. Interns can work in the areas of outreach, communication, education or research.

Undergraduate Fellowships

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This scholarship pays up to $8,000 per school year for up to 2 years and includes a 10-wk, paid summer internship at a NOAA facility. Applicants must be US citizens, college sophomores, have a GPA at least 3.0, and be in a NOAA-related major. Applications available at the link above from November to January (due at end of January)

Other NOAA Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Research Support Fellowships

National Marine Fisheries Service — Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics, and Marine Resource Economics

These fellowships strengthen ties between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program at a U.S. university, and some institutional matching funds are required. Four fellowship awards are usually given, each with 2-3 years of support. Population and Ecosystem Dynamics fellows will work on the dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. Marine Resource Economics fellows will work on development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the status or economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.

Fellowships include summer internships at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors. MN Sea Grant will assist applicants in writing a research proposal and locating an appropriate NMFS mentor, so applicants should contact Valerie Brady before the end of December. Applications are due to Minnesota Sea Grant Jan. 27, 2017.

Graduate Policy Internship Fellowships

Great Lakes Policy Fellowship

The selected Fellow will 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. In so doing, the Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be housed at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for one year (June 1 to May 31). Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at a U.S. university. Applications due Feb. 17, 2017 to Minnesota Sea Grant.

Knauss Fellowship

The National Sea Grant John A. Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience for graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. During the internship fellows will share their scientific expertise with policymakers in Washington, and receive first-hand experience in how science is used in the policy arena and how decisions are made. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant's founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government, located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year (Feb. 1, 2018-Jan. 31, 2019) paid fellowship. Applicants must contact Valerie Brady by mid-Jan. to start the application process. Applications are due to Minnesota Sea Grant Feb. 21, 2017.

NOAA Coastal Fellowships for Recent Graduates

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowships for Recent Graduates

Support for recent graduates with a master's, doctorate, or professional degree to provide assistance to state coastal zone management programs. Fellowships are for two years and match students to projects in a coastal or Great Lakes state (see projects at: http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/stateprojects.html ). Competitive salary, benefits, travel, and relocation expenses. Degree must be completed between Jan. 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. Contact Valerie Brady for application assistance. Applications are due to Minnesota Sea Grant Jan. 20, 2017.

NOAA Digital Coastal Fellowship for Recent Graduates

This fellowship has the same requirements as the Coastal Management Fellowship above. It is due directly to NOAA on May 6, 2016. Here are some FAQ's.

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