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NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Offers Five 2020 Summer Internships

December 23, 2019

College students can explore fisheries science, policy, climate, environmental education, and data visualization.

Two college students are on board a NOAA research vessel. The young woman and young man are each wearing baseball caps and lifejackets. She is holding a net; he is holding a board with a fish on it.

Internships at NOAA really are win-win: Students gain valuable workplace experience and learn directly from experts in areas they are considering for their careers. And NOAA benefits from additional resources, as talented students share their energy, knowledge, and perspectives. Interns contribute significantly to efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.

In summer 2020, 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). They are intended for students who will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study. 

We are partnering with the Chesapeake Research Consortium to offer internships through two programs. 

Chesapeake-Student Recruitment, Early Advisement and Mentoring (C-StREAM) Program

C-StREAM focuses on recruiting, advising, and mentoring college students from communities that are currently underrepresented in the environmental field and that historically have been excluded from opportunities to pursue careers in environmental research and management. For these internships, C-StREAM will accept applications from students who identify as people of color and/or who are first-generation college students.

Learn more about the application process. Applications for these positions are due February 15, 2020. We will host two summer interns through C-StREAM in 2020:

  • Field Technician (PDF, 2 pages): Support our field program through oyster reef monitoring, water column and nearshore habitat monitoring, and acoustic telemetry data collection. Work will be conducted on a range of vessel platforms and sizes; based in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Chesapeake Bay Restoration and Protection Policy (PDF, 2 pages): Help to develop an “indicator”—tracking statistics—on forage species that will be used by resource managers as they consider management of pretty for key predators. Based in Annapolis, Maryland.

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work with NOAA and Chesapeake Bay Program personnel on science, policy, and education programming. 

Learn more about the application process for NOAA Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program. Applications for these positions are due by February 20, 2020. We will host three interns through this program in 2020:

  • Climate Change Indicator Development Support: Identify data and devise ways to use this information in “indicators” that will be used to track trends and progress toward advancing climate resiliency. Based in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Buoy Data Visualization: Assist with updating capabilities for an application that visualizes data from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System. Based in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Environmental Literacy Database Support: Develop and populate a database that includes georeferenced data and descriptive information about environmental education grant recipients and program participants. Support planning and implementation of summer teacher workshops and conferences. Based in Oxford, 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.

Last updated by NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office on July 27, 2023