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Summer Internships

Wisconsin Sea Grant Summer Internship Program

The Wisconsin Sea Grant Summer Internship Program is a paid 10-week experience that places college undergraduate students with outreach or communications specialists on issues affecting coastal and water resources in Wisconsin. It provides a diversity of students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. Interns will assist mentors with field work, analyses, research and/or outreach and public engagement efforts. The goal of the Wisconsin Sea Grant Summer Internship Program is to contribute to a diverse workforce that understands technical and social challenges facing coastal communities and the natural environment. The program helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate school, as well as careers in aquatic sciences and outreach.

Selected students will be awarded a $5,000 stipend. Need-based assistance grants may be available to help offset travel and living expenses. These will require a supplemental application once students are selected. Any undergraduate college student who will have completed the equivalent of one semester of full-time study by the conclusion of the spring semester and who will be enrolled in any accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of  may apply. Students who will have graduated with an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university during an academic year are eligible for the internship that following summer. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Project descriptions, intern responsibilities, locations, work settings, and qualifications for future summer internships will be determined closer to summer 2021 because the recruitment for summer 2020 is complete.  

Applications instructions for future summer internships will be available at a later time because recruitment for 2020 is complete.