PA Sea Grant 2022 Summer Undergrad Student Internship Program – Apr 22

Posted by Pennsylvania Sea Grant on April 12, 2022

Pennsylvania Sea Grant (PASG) is excited to offer three paid summer internship positions.  These positions are for undergraduate students seeking to build on their field of study through hands-on, project-oriented work in the areas of communications, outreach, and education (Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach, Climate Resiliency Outreach, and Science Communications Intern).

The purpose of the internships is to contribute to a diverse ocean/Great Lakes workforce that understands technical and social challenges facing coastal communities and the natural environment, and to prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and careers in marine/Great Lakes/watershed science, policy, management, and outreach.

The internships are offered through the Community Engaged Internship (CEI) program, which encourages applicants from groups historically underrepresented in the sciences, including African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic and Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, LGBTQ+, and students with disabilities. In addition, the program welcomes applications from students who have worked to overcome educational or economic disadvantages or who have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their career paths.

Full description of the three internships.


  • This opportunity is limited to undergraduate students currently enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher learning. Undergraduate students graduating in spring 2022 are eligible for the internship.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or be authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Graduate students are not eligible for this opportunity. Learn about graduate fellowship opportunities.

Details and Application

Apply electronically with the additional document as described below. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Submit the following documents in a single PDF file: 

  • Resume or curriculum vitae detailing education and work experiences (2-page limit)
  • Goal statement emphasizing your interest in the internship program. Helpful information to include is your personal/professional/academic background including your related experience, your major and why you chose it; why you are interested in marine/Great Lakes/watershed science, policy, management, and/or outreach; how you think this internship would help you professionally; and information about how you would contribute to the mission of the CEI program (1000 words)
  • Preferred internship position
  • Copy of unofficial transcript(s)
  • Contact information (name, title, email, telephone number) for a reference. The person who is your reference should be someone who supervised you in a work or volunteer position and who is willing to describe your qualifications for the internship, or from a college professor or advisor who is willing to describe your academic achievement.

Application review will begin after April 22, 2022. Successful candidates will be paid $15 per hour and be expected to work up to 40 hours per week for 10 weeks, from June through August. Due to state and federal COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, interns should be able to work remotely and independently, with guidance from their supervisor.  Interns should be located in Pennsylvania and there may be opportunities to attend events and meetings in person during the summer.

Questions should be directed to Sarah Whitney at [email protected] including the subject line of “2022 Pennsylvania Sea Grant Summer Internship.”

Interns will have the opportunity to attend Pennsylvania Sea Grant staff meetings as well as other potential professional development and networking opportunities.

The staff of Pennsylvania Sea Grant value diversity, equity, and inclusion in both our organization and the communities we serve. We strive to make access to research, outreach, education, and employment opportunities available to everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, place of origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, disability, or veteran status.

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