OFFICE FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT


Undergraduate Fellowships


This page provides information about fellowship and internship opportunities for undergraduate students and recent recipients of bachelor's degrees interested in coastal, marine, and environmental management or research.

Darling Marine Center Summer REU Fellowships

www.dmc.maine.edu/
This program offers intensive research experience to undergraduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, geology and environmental science, who have an interest in marine studies. This program is sponsored by the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Deadline: February 15 of each year
Length: 10 weeks

Dauphin Island Sea Lab National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

http://univ-prog.disl.org/nsfreu.html
Research experiences are provided for undergraduates in their junior or senior years with interests in marine science, biology, chemistry, geology and environmental sciences. This program is sponsored by Alabama's Dauphin Island Sea Lab and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Deadline: March 30 of each year
Length: 12 weeks

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship

www.glc.org/about/scholarships/
The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow works with members of the Great Lakes' science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states. In so doing, the fellow contributes to and benefits from research coordination and policy analysis activities.
Deadline: January
Length: 1 year

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Summer Intern Program

www.fau.edu/hboi/education/internship.php
This program is designed to provide undergraduate students with work experience in a research environment. The areas of study may include, but are not limited to: aquaculture, biomedical marine research, marine biology, and oceanography. The major portion of the funding for this program is provided through the generosity of The Link Foundation.
Deadline: March 1st of each year
Length: 10 weeks

Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates Summer Fellowships

www.mdsg.umd.edu/Education/REU/index.html
Maryland Sea Grant offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct marine research in biology, chemistry and physical oceanography on the Chesapeake Bay. This program is sponsored by the Maryland Sea Grant and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Deadline: March of each year
Length: 12 weeks

Minorities in Marine and Environmental Science (MIMES) South Carolina Marine Resources Division Summer Minority Internship Program

www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/minority/
This program provides undergraduate minority students the opportunity to conduct independent research projects under the direction of mentors experienced in various fields of marine science including, but not limited to: environmental chemistry, marine biology, and toxicology.
Deadline: March of each year
Length: 12 weeks

National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship

www.epa.gov/enviroed/students.html
This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain research and training experience directly related to their studies. The NNEMS fellowship offers a range of activities designed to help students refine their professional skills and enhance their knowledge of environmental issues. The fellowship was established in 1986 and is sponsored by EPA's Office of Environmental Education.
Deadline: December of each year
Length: 3 months - 1 year

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html
This program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for full-time study during the nine-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance for full-time study during a second nine-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Application period: September to January of each year

NOAA Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship

www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_undergrad_page.html
This program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. Students attending Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions) are eligible to apply for the program.
Application period: September to January of each year

Shannon Point Marine Center National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates

www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1061503
This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work with faculty supervisors in designing and conducting the research projects. At the end of the session, students will produce a written and an oral report based on the results of their research. This program is sponsored by the Shannon Point Marine Center and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Deadline: February of each year
Length: 9 weeks

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Fellowships

www.stri.org/english/education_fellowships/index.php
The Smithsonian Institution, through the Office of Fellowships and Grants, has several fellowship programs to support a limited number of persons at various academic levels who wish to engage in research activities at the STRI in the Republic of Panama. The STRI also supports training and research in its areas of expertise through a series of programs. Disciplines include, but not are limited to: ecology, anthropology, conservation biology, and behavior and physiology of tropical plants and animals.
Deadline: Most are due in January of each year
Length: 10 weeks - 3 years

Summer Intern Program at the Virginia Institue of Marine Science

www.vims.edu/education/internships/summer_intern/
This program places 12 to 15 undergraduates with faculty mentors for a summer research experience. Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including biological, geological, chemical, physical, environmental science, fisheries and management emphasis. This program is sponsored by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Deadline: February of each year
Length: 9 weeks

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO)

http://surfo.gso.uri.edu/~surfo/
This program provides an opportunity for undergraduates who have just completed their junior year to participate in lab work, data analysis, instrumentation development, dynamical modeling, or a research cruise. SURFO students are paired with researchers and a graduate student mentor to conduct original research in one of several fields of Oceanography. This program is sponsored by the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO).
Deadline: March of each year
Length: 11 weeks