Sea Grant offering 10-week undergraduate summer internships

Woman standing under an umbrella that is attached to a wheeled cart near water.

Jumana Tanner, a summer 2021 intern, educated Milwaukee beachgoers about water safety. Photo: Sara Stathas

Sea Grant is offering nine summer internships for undergraduates or those individuals with a degree earned in the 2021-22 academic year. The internships come with a $6,000 stipend and are centered on:

  • Exploring the connections between mental health and climate change in Wisconsin.
  • Using geospatial data visualization to assess Great Lakes ecological, physical and social conditions.
  • Sharing dangerous current information with Great Lakes beachgoers.
  • Communicating about Wisconsin farm-raised and wild-caught fish.
  • Exploring Indigenous knowledge and the Green Bay watershed.
  • Assessing invasive species risk between the Great Lakes and Western states.
  • Developing a mutual shared history and sense of place in Great Lakes communities.
  • Harvesting manoomin (wild rice) as a climate adaptation and resilience strategy.
  • Expanding voices heard in the Wisconsin Water Library 

David Hart, Sea Grant’s associate director for extension, said, “I am looking forward to working with an engaged and enthusiastic intern cohort for 10 weeks in summer 2022. This will be our third class of interns and it has always been a positive experience for both the students and our staff members and those in partnering organizations who act as mentors to contribute to a diverse workforce.

“The young people are prepared for graduate school if that is their path, and careers in aquatic sciences, environmental resource management and community engagement,” he said.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the program’s commitment to offering safe experiences, flexibility and understanding in the face of potentially changing work conditions, responsibilities and locations will be necessary.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. (CT), Tuesday, Feb. 22.