College students: Are you considering a career in marine biology, oceanography, environmental education, climate science, or a related field? We invite you to apply for one of the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office’s six summer 2021 internships. Applications for all six internships are due by February 20.
These paid internships will run from mid-May through mid-August. Due to health and safety concerns, we do not know yet whether these internships will be offered virtually or in person. Either way, we will offer great opportunities where interns gain knowledge and experience in a potential career area.
We run two summer internship programs at the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, in partnership with the Chesapeake Research Consortium.
Chesapeake-Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring Program
The Chesapeake-Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring (C-StREAM) program is for 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 who are recent college graduates (including graduate students). If in-person, they will be based in Annapolis, Maryland. The 2021 internships offered through C-StREAM will focus on:
- Sustainable Fisheries (PDF, 3 pages): Help share fisheries and habitat science related to invasive blue catfish spread and impacts with resource managers.
- GIS Analysis of Chesapeake Seabed Data for Habitat Mapping Products (PDF, 3 pages): Assist with translating hydrographic and seabed habitat data into habitat mapping products.
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Summer Internship Program
The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Summer Internship Program lets college students work and learn about science, policy, and education. These internships are for students who will enter their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college this fall. The 2021 internships will be:
- Climate Change Indicator Project: Develop conceptual case studies that connect physical change indicators with impacts to wildlife and habitats, as well as potential resilience activities to minimize negative impacts. (If in-person, it will be based in Annapolis, Maryland.)
- Data Visualization: Assist with the development of updated capabilities and a data visualization application for the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System. (If in-person, it will be based in Annapolis, Maryland.)
- Environmental Literacy: Create educator resources for the Bay Backpack website and help plan and implement trainings at the Environmental Science Training Center, including the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference. (If in-person, it will be based in Oxford, Maryland.)
- Applying Satellite-Derived Data to Coastal Resource Management (in partnership with the NOAA North Atlantic Regional Team): Work with satellite and environmental data science professionals to develop satellite-derived geospatial data products and integrate them with socioeconomic indicators through a coastal knowledge hub. (If in-person, it will be based in College Park, Maryland.)