Hollings Preparation Program (HPP)
Are you interested in a fun (and paid!) internship with NOAA this summer?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seeks to ensure that a diverse and qualified pool of applicants, particularly from underrepresented groups, pursues student and professional opportunities for career development in NOAA. Are you a college freshman with an interest in a NOAA internship and training opportunity? The Hollings Preparation Program (HPP) will prepare students to be competitive applicants for the full NOAA Hollings Scholarshipin their sophomore year. Internship locations may include Seattle, Washington, Arcata and Long Beach, California, and the Chesapeake Bay region.
- Students, particularly from underrepresented groups*, who are interested in pursuing NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education.
- Students who are freshman undergraduates enrolled in a university or community college with a 3.0 or above GPA.
- Must be available for a four-week, full-time internship in summer 2019. What’s in it for you?
- A $500 scholarship and $4,000 stipend.
- Training in topics including public speaking, experimental design, statistics, resume and technical writing, and excel spreadsheet use within a NOAA facility with a NOAA mentor.
- Participation in an office, field or laboratory project at a NOAA facility.
- Assistance in applying for the full Hollings Scholarship in fall 2019. Details and how to apply:
- Send a one page cover letter and your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org April 15.
- Student projects will begin in June/July 2019 and last four to six weeks.
- Applications for the full Hollings Scholarshipcan be submitted beginning September 2019 and are due on January 31, 2020.
- Students who are accepted into the full Hollings Scholarship will participate in a 10-week internship at a local NOAA office, and travel to Washington D.C. in August 2020.
Background on the Hollings Scholarship:
Students apply for the full Hollings Scholarship Program in sophomore year. The award includes academic assistance ($9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.
For more information, please contact Dan.Tonnes@noaa.gov (206.526.4643), Steve.Copps@noaa.gov (206.526.6158), or Marie.Bundy@noaa.gov (240.533.0820)
*Underrepresented groups include: American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander