Oregon Sea Grant Paid Summer Internship for Undergraduates

Oregon Sea Grant Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

Applications Due:   February 24, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Applicants must email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu expressing their interest in applying by February 10, 2017.

Oregon Sea Grant is excited to announce our seventh annual undergraduate Summer Scholars Program.  This PAID ten-week program running from June 19th to August 25th places high caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations (public agency, non-profit, non-governmental) to provide a diversity of students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional.  Scholars can assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analysis, research, policy development, and/or outreach and public engagement efforts.

Summer Scholar Expectations:  Scholars will be placed with the Oregon Sea Grant Program, a federal or state agency, or non-governmental organization, and will assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analysis, research, policy development, and/or outreach and public engagement efforts. They will be assigned to a specific project under a mentor and will be expected to dedicate at least 40 hours a week to the program. The program will provide students with training on subjects such as ecosystem-based management, professional and scientific communication, field- and lab-based scientific methods, natural resource policy development, public outreach, and roles of federal, state and local governments in natural resource management. The program may include field trips within Oregon and an opportunity for students to present their summer work. Scholars will be expected to participate in all program activities and complete a final project report during the last week of their experience.

Eligibility:  Any undergraduate student who will have completed the equivalent of two years of full time study by June 19, 2017 and who is currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university, or who will have graduated during the 2016-2017 academic year may apply. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Diversity refers to persons from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds that contribute a diverse perspective stemming from various lived experiences, skills, and interests.

For more information about eligibility, placements, and how to apply, go to: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/summer-scholars