Inclusive NOAA Fisheries Internship Program (IN FISH)
The Inclusive NOAA Fisheries Internship Program helps to build a diverse and inclusive workforce of scientists and managers.
Program will run from June 3, 2024 through August 9, 2024.
About IN FISH
Our Inclusive NOAA Fisheries InternSHip (IN FISH) is a partnership program between NOAA and research partners in academia and non-governmental research institutions. It is a 10-week paid undergraduate internship for U.S. citizens in an NOAA or partner institution marine research lab or marine resources program office.
The internship is a 10-week experience that includes a 2-week course available for credit through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and 8 weeks of project experience working with a mentor in science or management. A $6,000 stipend is provided to each participant, with tuition and course supplies also covered.
The IN FISH Program is modeled after the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program and Alaska Partnership Education Program internship programs. The structure can vary due to program needs, for example, student interests, program format (virtual, in-person, hybrid), or laboratory location. The basic structure will consist of:
- Two-week ecosystems dynamics course
- Weekly professional development activities, including resume and writing. workshops, scientific presentations and seminars, guest speakers, discussions about graduate school, networking panels, and more
- Team building activities, including ice breakers, trivia night, coffee breaks, team meetings, and more
- Computational and technical workshops in R, R Shiny, GIS, and more
- Completion of research or management projects and can include things like posters, abstracts, presentations, websites, concept maps, and more
- Participation in the student symposium
Who is Eligible
All undergraduate students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of the application period and are U.S. citizens and U.S Nationals are eligible to apply and participate.
What are the Benefits
- Academic training and college credits (2 hours) in ecosystem dynamics and complex systems
- Experiencing real-world research and/or resource management
- Building a professional network of mentors, educators, potential employers, and colleagues
- Training in communications, networking, and other skills needed to succeed in graduate work and entry-level research and management positions
- $6,000 stipend
Finding a Project and Mentor
If you apply to the 2024 program, you will have a chance to indicate which mentors or projects interest you. If you secure a spot, we will take your interests into account when we match students with mentors. Soon after we extend offers, we make matches and put students in touch with their mentors to discuss potential projects.
For more questions/concerns, please email Darius Johnson.
If you experience any technical difficulties or have questions about the program or application process, please contact our Academic Programs Office’s Help Desk.