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Wisconsin Sea Grant offering 10-Week undergraduate summer internships

Wisconsin Sea Grant is offering four summer internships for undergraduates. The internships come with a $5,000 stipend and are centered on:

  • Helping tribal communities understand flooding vulnerability.
  • Sharing dangerous current information with Great Lakes beachgoers.
  • Cataloging plant species on University of Wisconsin-Green Bay-owned property through the lens of traditional ecological knowledge.
  • Communicating about Wisconsin farm-raised and wild-caught fish through videos, culinary exploration and social media.

One intern will visit beachgoers to let them know about water safety and dangerous rip currents (photo above by Sara Stathas). Another will produce videos and write blogs about Wisconsin’s local fish options. (photo below by David Nevala.)

Moira Harrington, Sea Grant’s associate director for communication, said, “Last year, we had an inaugural class of undergraduate interns. It was a positive 10 weeks for both the students and our staff members who acted as mentors for these young people who are now better prepared to join a workforce that makes a difference in aquatic sciences and outreach.”

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), Thursday, Feb. 25. The program is particularly looking for a pool of applicants who reflect diverse backgrounds.