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Summer 2022 Paid Internships Available in the Chesapeake Bay

December 21, 2021

College students: Check out these five opportunities to work with scientists and other experts on Chesapeake Bay topics.

Two men wearing orange lifejackets pull traps and measure fish on board a NOAA research vessel Past NOAA internships in the Chesapeake Bay have included opportunities for college students to participate in field research.

NOAA internships are a great way for college students to explore careers in marine-, environmental-, and climate-related fields. The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office is teaming up with the Chesapeake Research Consortium to offer five Chesapeake-focused internships in several different career areas in summer 2022. Applications for all five internships are due by February 20, 2022. 

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. Internships were held virtually in 2020 and 2021. Either way, internships are great opportunities for students to gain knowledge and experience in a potential career area by working closely with professionals on a topic.  

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 for recent college graduates (including graduate students). Visit the C-StREAM website for details on the 2022 positions listed below and how to apply.

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.

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. 

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Summer Internship Program

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Summer Internship Program engages college students in working and learning about science, policy, and education. 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. Visit each internship's description for details and how to apply.

Climate and Coastal Resilience 

Intern will help with planning and implementation of nature-based coastal resilience projects. 

Data Analysis and Visualization 

Intern will work on developing data visualizations using buoy data that support scientific and educational use.

Community Partnerships 

Intern will identify ways traditional ecological knowledge could be applied to restoration and resilience projects in Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. 


Last updated by NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office on January 04, 2022