2019 NCBO Summer Internships Announced

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office will again offer students opportunities to explore career paths and gain experience in Chesapeake Bay-related sciences through summer internships in 2019.

NCBO is participating in a new partnership with the Chesapeake Research Consortium known as C-StREAM (Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement and Mentoring). This program focuses on recruiting, advising, and mentoring  college students from typically underrepresented groups to prepare them for careers in environmental protection and restoration. As part of this program, NCBO will host two interns in summer 2019:

  • Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection policy intern, including assisting with living resource policy issues associated with implementing the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement
  • Oyster restoration strategies intern, a graduate student position that will include assisting with the testing of alternative oyster restoration strategies using novel chemical marking methods and the development of an economic analysis of the restoration strategies
More information is available, including how to apply, at the C-StREAM site. Applications were due by March 4, 2019.
New this year! NCBO is participating in the NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunities (NERTO) Program. If you are a student at a NOAA Cooperative Science Center participating in the Educational Partnership Program, please consider applying for one of these 12-week NERTO internships, both for graduate students:
  • Striped bass habitat indicator for Chesapeake Bay: This graduate student position will work with partners both within NOAA and throughout the Chesapeake Bay Program to collect habitat and forage species data and develop use cases for the application of this data in a fisheries management context, beginning with striped bass.
  • Testing alternative restoration strategies with novel chemical marking methods and associate economic analysis: This graduate student position will assist with the testing of alternative oyster restoration strategies using novel chemical marking methods and the development of an economic analysis of the restoration strategies.
To apply for the NERTO positions, log into the Student Scholarship Internship Opportunity (SSIO) Online System and search for the project titles listed above. Be sure to coordinate your application with your CSC advisor. Applications were due by March 1, 2019.
The deadline to apply for three other internships has already passed. In partnership with the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC), NCBO will offer three paid internships for current college students that will run roughly 12 weeks, from mid-May through mid-August. Internships are a great way to contribute to the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office’s work toward protecting and restoring the Bay.

Two internships are based in the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office’s Annapolis, Maryland, office:

The third is based at NCBO's Oxford location on Maryland's Eastern Shore:

  • Environmental literacy intern, including assisting with NCBO's Bay-Watershed Education and Training program and the Environmental Science Training Center

Applications for the CRC internships require a cover letter, resume, and two references, and were due by February 20, 2019.

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