Career, Education, and Outreach Resources
Information on student opportunities, pursuing a federal career, and outreach/education resources.
We conduct volunteer and internship programs to create a diverse pool of qualified applicants for future jobs in marine science and stewardship organizations. We host graduate and undergraduate interns for a wide range of projects from various backgrounds and majors. Disciplines include biology, ecology, environmental policy, natural resource and fisheries science, geography, government affairs, statistics, communications, computer science, and business, among others. Students gain experience working in the federal government and obtain skills that are transferable to a wide range of opportunities. NOAA offers many undergraduate and graduate student opportunities including internships and scholarships. NOAA Fisheries also provides numerous resources on internships, volunteer and citizen science opportunities.
We also occasionally have unpaid student service-learning or volunteer opportunities. To find out about available opportunities, contact Kate Swails (Kate.Swails@noaa.gov).
Permanent Federal Positions
Like all other federal agency jobs, permanent jobs for Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office are posted on the USAJOBS website. Permanent positions come with many benefits, including: competitive salaries, job security, flexible work schedules, telework opportunities, generous leave programs and commuter subsidies. Some jobs may also have student loan repayment programs, loan forgiveness, and professional development training opportunities.
Many Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office employees started out as employees for companies that have contracts with NOAA Fisheries. Contract employees provide support in varied roles including; fishery monitors, fisheries observers, protected species observers, fishery biologists, environmental assessment analysts, technical writers and editors, data entry positions, computer programmers, computer network support, natural resource law enforcement, natural resource attorneys, and other functions. Each contract company secures employees differently. Check their websites for information on applying for current openings, and submitting a resume for future consideration.