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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.

Liberty standing in stream releasing an adult Atlantic salmon.

Maine Sea Grant – NOAA Fisheries Undergraduate Internships in Sea-run Fish Research

Summer 2023 - Paid Internships

Maine Sea Grant has the details for summer 2023.

Maine Sea Grant is partnering with NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) to provide opportunities for undergraduates to gain experience in the field of fisheries. We are currently recruiting interested students for participation in the Summer 2023 Undergraduate Internships in Diadromous Ecosystem Research Program.

Intern counting fish by riverside.

Several Undergraduate Paid Internships are available (links 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/Old Town area and Maine Department of Marine Resources offices in Augusta, Milford, and Jonesboro. One opportunity in Woods Hole, Massachusetts with NOAA’s NEFSC is also being offered. Students will have an opportunity to be a part of the National Sea Grant Community Engaged Internship Program which is designed for undergraduate students from all backgrounds, including underrepresented and indigenous communities. Start dates vary according to position, ranging from April to June and will last for up to 13 weeks. Potential Projects include:


To be eligible for this program you MUST be enrolled or accepted in a degree-granting or certificate program from an accredited institution in Maine AND enrolled at least half time (6 credits or more) in the Fall 2023 semester.

If you are interested in applying for an internship please email the 3 things below to  Justin Stevens and Ruth Haas-Castro:

  1. a cover letter describing your interest in this opportunity and your preferred (top 3) projects/locations. The internship program seeks to broaden participation and increase access to fisheries research/management opportunities for underrepresented groups. In your cover letter, explain how you might contribute to this program vision.
  2. a resume (including names and contact information for 3 references)
  3. a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript(s)

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday, February 10, 2023.

Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on March 21, 2023