Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Research Team Internships

ASERT and the Maine Sea Grant Program at the University of Maine offer paid internships that allow students to gain practical experience in fisheries science and management.


Several Summer Undergraduate Paid Internships are currently available (link below) through an ongoing collaboration between UMaine’s Sea Grant Program and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. These competitive positions will be 40 hours per week, based at one of several mentor locations in Maine including Orono, Augusta, Bangor, and Jonesboro. Additional opportunities are available at the NOAA NEFSC lab in Woods Hole, MA. Start dates vary according to position, ranging from April to June and will last up to 13 weeks.

Projects include:

  • Atlantic Salmon Freshwater Assessments and Research - Augusta
  • Penobscot Anadromous Fish Restoration - Bangor
  • Penobscot Marine Net Pen Restoration - Bangor
  • Atlantic Salmon Freshwater Assessments and Research - Jonesboro
  • Diadromous Program at Maine Sea Grant – Orono
  • Penobscot Nation Fisheries Research – Indian Island
  • Diadromous Species in the Northwest Atlantic – Orono/Woods Hole, MA
  • Scale Aging & Analysis of Emigration Patterns and Growth – Orono/Woods Hole, MA

See complete project descriptions on the Maine Sea Grant site

To be eligible for this program you MUST be enrolled or accepted in a degree-granting or certificate program from an accredited institution AND enrolled at least half time (6 credits or more) in the Fall 2020 semester.

If you are interested in applying for an internship please:


  • mail/drop off the materials to Maine Sea Grant College Program, University of Maine, 5741 Libby Hall Room 117, Orono, Maine 04469
  1. a brief cover letter describing your interest in this opportunity and your preferred (top 3) projects/locations
  2. a resume (including names and contact information for 3 references)
  3. a copy of your unofficial transcript

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday, March 27th.

Please contact Justin Stevens ( with any questions.

Last updated by on March 11, 2020