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Chesapeake Bay Internships

NOAA offers internships in the Chesapeake Bay area to help students explore potential career paths.

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Getting hands-on work experience is a great way for students to build a resume and experience potential career fields. We offer internships that help students explore careers in Chesapeake Bay-related marine biology, oceanography, environmental education, and more.

In addition to opportunities with the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO), NOAA offers additional internship and scholarship opportunities around the country.

Summer Internships

Each summer, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and Chesapeake Research Consortium team up to offer several paid summer internships primarily for college students. In summer 2022, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office will offer five internships covering a range of Chesapeake Bay science-related topics. Each paid internship will run 12 weeks (mid-May through mid-August). The application deadline for all of the 2022 summer internships has passed; applications for all of the 2022 positions were due by February 20, 2022. To give you an idea of what future years' internships might look like, here is more information on the 2022 opportunities. There are two different programs. 

The Chesapeake-Student Recruitment, Early Advisement and Mentoring (C-StREAM) Program is for college students who identify as people of color and/or who are first-generation college students. These internships are for undergraduate students who will enter their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college this fall, or for recent college graduates (including graduate students). Visit the C-StREAM website for details on the 2022 positions listed below and how to apply. We are offering two positions in this program for 2022: 

  • The Environmental Literacy intern will support teacher workshops, develop learning activities, manage data from our grant program and workshops, and contribute to resources available through Bay Backpack. If in person, this internship will be based in Oxford, Maryland.
  • The Field Operations and Observations intern will help NCBO’s field team conduct operations and work with our observational buoys and hypoxia platform. This internship will only be held if it can safely be done in person. It can be based either in Annapolis or Oxford, Maryland. 

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program lets college students work and learn about science, policy, and education programming. Learn more about the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program and application process. These internships are for students who will enter their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college this fall. If in person, these internships will be based in Annapolis, Maryland: 

We are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive science-oriented workforce. We highly encourage applicants from historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and universities.

Contact us with questions on any of these Chesapeake Bay internships.

Last updated by NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office on April 13, 2022