Undergraduate Internship Programs

The Center’s work-study and summer hire programs with local universities give students an opportunity to gain work experience and learn about career opportunities with NOAA Fisheries Service. Learn more about summer internship opportunities at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center...

NOAA's Undergraduate Scholars Program provides an opportunity for rising junior and senior students to study disciplines relating to the NOAA's mission. Students attending minority serving institutions (Hispanic serving institutions, historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, Alaska Native serving institutions, and native Hawaiian serving institutions) receive appointments to work at approved NOAA offices and sites. The program includes paid summer internships, including stipend and travel, at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, and at a NOAA science center (such as SWFSC) upon acceptance to the program.

NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program is designed 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 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. Eligible undergraduates studying oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission are encouraged to apply. The scholarship includes financial assistance during the academic year and a paid summer internship including stipend and travel.