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.
Leadership Initiative for Networking & Collaboration
On April 6th and 7th, the NEFSC will be hosting a virtual conference via Cisco WebEx with the NOAA-Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC). The goals of the event are to: improve networking and communication between our organizations; explore new and foster existing collaborations; and to promote inclusion through diversifying the NOAA workforce.
To learn more or to register, visit the conference page.
- NOAA-LMRCSC | University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- Woods Hole Diversity Initiative
- NOAA Office of Education
Internships in the Northeast
- Atlantic Salmon Ecosystem Research Internships
- Woods Hole Partnership Education Program
- NOAA Cooperative Science Centers
- NOAA College-Supported Internship Program
- IN FISH!
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.
New in 2020: IN FISH!
This is a new and Inclusive NOAA Fisheries Internship Program is a partnership between NOAA and academic and non-governmental research partners. It is a 10-week paid undergraduate internship program in a NOAA marine research lab or marine resources program office.
The program launched in 2021, and the deadline for applications is April 11. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after that, for consideration when selecting candidates for next year’s program.
The inaugural IN FISH! Class will run from June 1 through August 10. It will be a virtual format due to the pandemic. In subsequent years, it will be residential. The 10-week program consists of a 2-week workshop course available for credit through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and 8 weeks of project experience. A $5000 stipend is provided to each participant, with tuition and course supplies also covered. For more information visit the IN FISH! website.
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 our 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 workforce is augmented by contract employees who work for private companies. These companies provide services that include science, administration, and other support services. To learn more about companies providing these services and how to contact them, visit the Protech Fisheries website.
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. Department policy requires satisfactory completion of a 2-year trial period; that may be extended, but may not exceed 4 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
- Milford Lab Open House
- Flatfish Biology Conference
- Milford Aquaculture Seminar
- Milford Lab Outreach, Partnerships, and Collaborations