Please contact Kwanza Johnson for the virtual meeting information.
Join the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in welcoming our first IN FISH! class.
Join the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and partners as we launch NOAA’s newest undergraduate program, an Inclusive NOAA Fisheries InternSHip (IN FISH!). A ten-week summer research opportunity serving the NEFSC, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO), the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries, Office of Aquaculture, Northeast Regional Collaboration Team, members of our partner institutions- Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Monmouth University, Cascadia Research Cooperative, Woods Hole Sea Grant, Minorities in Aquaculture (MIA), and beyond.
IN FISH! is a program modeled after the highly successful Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) and PEP Alaska and mirrors their purpose to increase diversity, particularly from underrepresented groups. The program also uniquely offers opportunities for recent graduates and freshman (or first-year) collegiate students.
Similarly to PEP, students will complete a course component, from June 1 - 11, accredited by one of the Program partners, the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore together with their research or resource management project. Modules of the course, focused on Ecosystem Dynamics, will be taught by NOAA employees and partner faculty.
The Opening Day ceremony will commence with welcoming messages from the IN FISH! staff, NEFSC, and NOAA leadership. The remainder of the session will consist of three-minute self-introductions from the 15 inaugural cohort members.
IN FISH! will conclude at the end of the ten-weeks with a virtual symposium on Friday, August 6, 2021 at a time to be determined.