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Sea Grant Undergraduate Opportunities

Sea Grant fellowships allow students to partner with various STEM organizations to promote professional development in new careers and expand leadership in their field.



Community Engaged Internship for Undergraduate Students

The Community Engaged Internship is designed for undergraduate students from underrepresented and indigenous communities. The overarching goal of this internship program is to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions by providing training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and citizens. The program will do so by recruiting, retaining and engaging diverse students in place-based research, extension, education and/or communication that respects and integrates local ways of knowing. 

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Sea Grant Programs


Connecticut Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship


This fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and marine industry professionals. Up to two fellowships, each with a $5,000 stipend, will be offered this summer to enable selected students to conduct independent research under the guidance of a research mentor. The application process requires submission of a mentor-proposed natural or social science-based research project and a student nomination for the research fellowship. 

Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship


The Sustainable Coastal Development (SCD) Fellow will be involved in aspects of coastal sustainability and resilience and work with the Hawai'i Sea Grant Centers of Excellence. The Fellow will work to bring attention to sustainable coastal development through research, extension and community-based education in topics of coastal smart growth and community planning and their integration with hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation.

Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program  


This fellowship program provides students with an opportunity to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of an individual scientist or professional. Summer fellowships are available in a broad range of fields including Aquatic Ecology, Outreach and Education, Data Analysis, Fisheries and Oceanography.

Summer Coastal Science Fellowship for Minority Undergraduates


Coastal Science Fellows will work with mentors to design and complete fellowship projects. Topics may include fisheries, aquaculture, community resilience, habitat restoration, coastal tourism, environmental literacy, workforce development and other issues of importance to coastal ecosystems and communities. The 10-week fellowship will take place on the Alabama or Mississippi Gulf Coast. Current juniors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Alabama and Mississippi may apply.

Brian Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowships

New Hampshire

                Fellows spend the summer working with New Hampshire Sea Grant staff to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions regarding marine resources. These paid opportunities are appropriate for a wide range of majors and lead to students participating in such program areas as fisheries and aquaculture, marine literacy, coastal communities and climate adaptation and communications.

Undergraduate Ocean Research Program New Hampshire TECH 797 is a senior design course alternative that offers financial support for projects in the marine area. Interdisciplinary teams of three to five students work with a sponsoring faculty member on his or her research project. During the year-long course, team members must work with corporate, business, and research communities to complete their projects.

Stone Lab Summer Course Offerings


Stone Lab offers one-day, two-day, one-week or four- and six-week science courses as well as the six-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program. Courses can also be taken as a non-credit workshop with the approval of the instructor. Video

Coastal Fellowship

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Sea Grant sponsors undergraduate Coastal Fellows through the Coastal Fellows Program of University of Rhode Island's College of Environment and Life Sciences.

Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship


Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellows work for two academic quarters on a range of communications projects, from writing pieces for Washington Sea Grant's Sea Star newsletter to developing web content. The fellows share marine knowledge with Sea Grant's many audiences and build portfolios that help them gain recognition as writers and communicators who break down barriers between scientific information and public understanding.


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