NOAA Hollings Preparation Program (paid summer internship)

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 Scholarship​in their sophomore year. Internship locations may include Seattle, Washington, Arcata and Long Beach, California, and the Chesapeake Bay region.

Who qualifies?

  • 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:​by April 15.
  • Student projects will begin in June/July 2019 and last four to six weeks.
  • Applications for the full Hollings Scholarship​can 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 (206.526.4643), (206.526.6158), or (240.533.0820)

*Underrepresented groups include: American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander