Academic Programs Office
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
166 Water Street
Woods Hole MA 02543
What We Do
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center values diversity. We seek to build a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage intern and job applications from populations under-represented in marine sciences – this includes African American, Cape Verdean, Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander students and job seekers.
Internships in the Northeast
- Atlantic Salmon Ecosystem Research Internships
- Sandy Hook Internship Program
- Woods Hole Partnership Education Program
- NOAA Cooperative Science Centers
- NOAA College-Supported Internship Program
Jobs in the Northeast
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center conducts ecosystem-based research and assessments of living marine resources, with a focus on the Northeast Shelf, to promote the recovery and long-term sustainability of these resources, and to generate social and economic opportunities and benefits from their use.
The Northeast Center employs approximately 225 scientists, administrators, and support personnel working at labs in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Federal job openings are posted at USAJOBS and are filled through the federal hiring process.
The Center work force is augmented by contract employees who work for private companies that provide the Center with services that include science, administration, and other support services. Contract positions are posted on the Integrated Statistics site.
Graduates of NOAA-supported educational programs, and colleges and universities supported by NOAA Education Programs, may participate in the Northeast's Talent for the 21st Century Program (below). This offers Term Employment in the excepted service. Department policy requires satisfactory completion of a two-year (2) trial period but may be extended for an additional period of time not to exceed four years.
Center labs and our partner organizations offer a number of other programs, events, and activities that provide information about and experiences in fisheries science.
- American Fisheries Society – Job Postings
- NOAA Student Opportunities Portal
- Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program
- Woods Hole Science Stroll
- Milford Lab Open House
- Flatfish Biology Conference
- Milford Aquaculture Seminar
- New England/Mid-Atlantic Fisheries News
Talent for the 21st Century
Talent for the 21st Century (Talent 21) is a program offering term employment to graduates of NOAA-supported educational programs:
- NOAA’s Cooperative Science Centers
- NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program
- The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program
Talent 21 positions are two-to-four year positions at the ZPII or ZPIII level.
Offered by NOAA’s Office of Education and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Talent 21 is designed to broaden the center’s reach in identifying and hiring talent to support the mission of NOAA Fisheries and the Center.
To participate in Talent 21, you must be 18-years or older, a U.S. citizen, and a participant in, or graduate of, one of the targeted NOAA-supported programs. Graduates of colleges or universities participating in one of NOAA’s Cooperative Sciences Centers are also eligible.
How to Apply
Submit the following to the Academic Programs Office (NEFSC.APO@noaa.gov) as one pdf file:
- Cover letter that includes statement of research interests
- Resume with two contactable references
- Department of Defense Form 214 (DD214) for prior military service (if applicable)