NOAA Pathways Internships (various locations in WA, OR and CA)

Student Intern (Biological Science)

Open & closing dates: 02/03/2020 to 02/18/2020
Salary: $34,916 to $75,958 per year
Appointment type: Summer – Not to Exceed (NTE) September 30, 2020. This position may be extended in 1 year increments.

Locations: 10 vacancies in the following locations:

  • Long Beach, CA (2 vacancies)
  • Santa Rosa, CA (2 vacancies)
  • Sacramento County, CA (2 vacancies)
  • Portland, OR (2 vacancies)
  • Seattle, WA (2 vacancies)

Position description excerpt:

NOAA is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented students who are pursuing a degree or certificate program in an accredited educational institution for our Summer Intern Program.  The NOAA Summer Intern Program targets students currently enrolled (or currently enrolled and accepted for enrollment) in a degree-seeking or Certificate program at least on a half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of student by the closing date of the announcement will not be considered).

This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Applicants must be available to work at the duty location for the duration of the appointment.

*Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.  All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

Salary ranges will vary based on the location. Please visit: OPM Salary Charts for specific salary information related to a specific location.

As a Student Intern (Biological Sciences), you will perform the following duties:

  • Perform a variety of aid and technical assignments in the biological sciences pertaining to the scientific missions of the organization.
  • Assist with research projects including the assistance of field data collection and the analysis and preparation of products and grids using project data
  • Provide support for the production or publication of data bases and data collections.
  • Operate various types of laboratory equipment and computer software associated with reference data programs.
  • Assist in providing administrative support duties, including locating and compiling research data; organizing and maintaining files and records; preparing correspondence, reports, and briefing materials; and responding to general office inquiries.
  • Assist senior staff, project officers, analytical staff, and other staff as necessary.

Full (Biological Science) posting/Application (closes 02/18/2020)

Student Intern (Office Support)

Open & closing dates: 02/03/2020 to 02/10/2020
Salary: $30,454 to $45,652 per year
Appointment type: Summer – Not to Exceed (NTE) September 30, 2020. This position may be extended in 1 year increments.

Locations: 4 vacancies in the following locations:

  • Silver Spring, MD (2 vacancies)
  • Seattle, WA (2 vacancies)

Position description excerpt:

NOAA is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented students who are pursuing a degree or certificate program in an accredited educational institution for our Summer Intern Program.  The NOAA Summer Intern Program targets students currently enrolled (or currently enrolled and accepted for enrollment) in a degree-seeking or Certificate program at least on a half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of student by the closing date of the announcement will not be considered).

This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Applicants must be available to work at the duty location for the duration of the appointment.

*Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.  All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

As an intern, you will be assigned tasks designed to familiarize you with different aspects of the occupation. Tasks will vary depending on the senior specialist’s workload, but may include the following:

  • You will use basic functions and procedures in database software to perform routine, related assignments covered by specific instructions.
  • Enter, delete, modify, and retrieve data from established databases.
  • Produce standard reports using clearly defined procedures.
  • Use basic functions and procedures utilizing Microsoft Office Suite to perform routine assignments.
  • Produce reports displaying data in standardized formats.
  • Assist with maintaining office files and records including organization and disposal of records and identifying files and record schedules.

Full (Office Support) posting/Application (closes 02/10/2020)

 


Northwest Fisheries Science Center Symposium 2020

The 2-day science symposium will include research presentations and a poster session by Northwest Fisheries Science Center staff.

DATE: March 31 – April 1, 2020
LOCATION: Building 9 Auditorium, NOAA Western Regional Center
Sandpoint Campus

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Online registration is strongly recommended to reserve your seat.
To register, go to: https://tinyurl.com/SciSym2020

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center conducts exciting and innovative research on topics that many in your community will find interesting.  Every other year, we hold a Science Symposium to highlight this research. This year, the event (SciSym 2020), will be held on March 31 and April 1, 2020, at NOAA’s Western Regional Center in Seattle. Our goals for this event are to increase awareness of our science, spark opportunities to collaborate with other researchers, and increase our ties with partners and stakeholders in the region.  We anticipate talks covering a wide range of topics including ecology, physiology, toxicology, mathematical modeling, and genetics.

Flyer for NW Fisheries Science Center Symposium 2020

 


Sugar Kelp Volunteer Internship, NOAA NW Fisheries Science Center Manchester Research Station (Port Orchard, WA)

Opportunity: Volunteer Internship/Capstone Project

Location: NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Manchester Research Station, 7305 Beach Drive Port Orchard, Wa 98366.

Time Frame:  Approximately 3 February 2020 to 30 April 2020.

Commitment:  Open to student academic credit needs and interest in gaining uncompensated experience.

Opportunity offered. The student will participate in an outdoor laboratory study investigating the effect of Sugar Kelp photosynthesis and metabolism on seawater pH.  The work is part of a larger project examining the value of Sugar Kelp farming as a tool to counter ocean acidification.  The study is being conducted with Sugar Kelp being grown in nine 18 foot long and 2 wide foot wide fiberglass troughs in the station’s outside seawater culture area.  Each trough is supplied with processed seawater pumped from Clam Bay.  Three troughs will be control replicates (no Sugar Kelp), three will be low density Sugar Kelp treatment replicates and three will be high density Sugar Kelp replicates.  On evaluation days the seawater flow will be stopped to each trough for 24 hours and the ambient light level, salinity, pH, carbon (dissolved and particulate), nitrogen, silica and oxygen in the seawater will be sampled at regular intervals.  The biomass distributed to each trough will be weighed at the beginning and end of the experimental run to provide a rough estimate of the carbon incorporated into Sugar Kelp tissue.  The student will be provided the opportunity to gain experience in:

  • culturing Sugar Kelp in 18 foot long troughs
  • scientifically distribute plants to rearing treatments and replicates
  • conducting biological sampling of sugar kelp
  • sampling and analyzing seawater chemistry
  • conducting research planning, data collection, data analysis and report writing.

Security Clearance: As this is a Federal Facility the student will need to successfully undergo security clearance to work on site.

Research Area Conditions:  The Outdoor Seaweed Rearing Area is a beach front open space on Clam Bay that is fully exposed to ambient weather conditions, has narrow passageways and trip hazards.

To apply: contact John Colt, john.colt@noaa.gov


NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity Internships (Honolulu, HI)

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) is a collaborative program with the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. This program offers professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunities for qualified participants tailored to meet their educational and professional goals and interests.

The Young Scientists Opportunity enables participants to work under the guidance of talented staff at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center who will provide challenging work opportunities and one-on-one mentoring in the participant’s field of study.

Participants will have the opportunity to work with a mentor on a project that draws from a variety of topics including fish ecology, protected species, oceanography, fishery economics, stock assessment, coral reef ecology, ecosystem studies, climate studies, marine ecology, environmental monitoring, and social sciences. One participant will be selected for each project: Research Projects for Summer 2020.

Program Benefits

The Young Scientist Opportunity will provide each participant with:

  • An in-depth perspective on how NOAA Fisheries and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research serve the community and the nation as a whole.
  • The opportunity to acquire specific skills needed to pursue their professional goals and aspirations.
  • The opportunity for hands-on research experience in their field of study.
  • The opportunity to build relationships with professionals in their field of study.

The Young Scientists Opportunity will also benefit the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research by facilitating staff development of skills in leadership, teaching, and coaching and by building productive relationships with academic partners and institutions.

Program Components

The Young Scientist Opportunity is a paid, summer program (8–12 weeks) that combines on-the-job training, mentoring, and scientific research experience. No additional travel or housing funding is provided. New internship research projects are developed every year.

Program components include:

  • Performance plans to establish goals and timelines for the participant’s work assignments with mentors.
  • Periodic meetings between participants and mentors to check on progress, including a mid-point review and final review.
  • Staff activities including all-hands meetings, division meetings, trainings, intern networking opportunities, and other special activities.
  • Final presentation to present work and accomplishments at an intern symposium for NOAA staff at the end of the summer.
  • Program evaluation to provide feedback that will help PIFSC and JIMAR improve the structure of the program.

Full program details (eligibility, 2020 research projects, application instructions)

deadline: March 2, 2020


Internship Opportunity: NOAA NW Fisheries Sciences Center Manchester Research Station (Port Orchard, WA)

Opportunity: Volunteer Internship/Capstone Project

Location: NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Manchester Research Station, 7305 Beach Drive Port Orchard, Wa 98366.

Time Frame:  Approximately 3 February 2020 to 30 April 2020.

Commitment:  Open to student academic credit needs and interest in gaining uncompensated experience.

Opportunity offered. The student will participate in an outdoor laboratory study investigating the effect of Sugar Kelp photosynthesis and metabolism on seawater pH.  The work is part of a larger project examining the value of Sugar Kelp farming as a tool to counter ocean acidification.  The study is being conducted with Sugar Kelp being grown in nine 18 foot long and 2 wide foot wide fiberglass troughs in the station’s outside seawater culture area.  Each trough is supplied with processed seawater pumped from Clam Bay.  Three troughs will be control replicates (no Sugar Kelp), three will be low density Sugar Kelp treatment replicates and three will be high density Sugar Kelp replicates.  On evaluation days the seawater flow will be stopped to each trough for 24 hours and the ambient light level, salinity, pH, carbon (dissolved and particulate), nitrogen, silica and oxygen in the seawater will be sampled at regular intervals.  The biomass distributed to each trough will be weighed at the beginning and end of the experimental run to provide a rough estimate of the carbon incorporated into Sugar Kelp tissue.  The student will be provided the opportunity to gain experience in:

  • culturing Sugar Kelp in 18 foot long troughs
  • scientifically distribute plants to rearing treatments and replicates
  • conducting biological sampling of sugar kelp
  • sampling and analyzing seawater chemistry
  • conducting research planning, data collection, data analysis and report writing.

Security Clearance: As this is a Federal Facility the student will need to successfully undergo security clearance to work on site.

Research Area Conditions:  The Outdoor Seaweed Rearing Area is a beach front open space on Clam Bay that is fully exposed to ambient weather conditions, has narrow passageways and trip hazards.

Questions/Apply: Contact John Colt, john.colt@noaa.gov


NOAA Hollings Preparation Program Scholarship (deadline March 15, 2020)

Are you interested in a fun (and paid!) internship with NOAA this summer?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seeks to prepare students for career development opportunities in atmospheric and ocean sciences. NOAA aims to support a diverse and qualified pool of applicants, particularly from underrepresented groups*. Are you a college freshman with an interest in a NOAA internship and training opportunity? The Hollings Preparation Program (HPP) will prepare freshmen students to be competitive applicants for the full NOAA Hollings Scholarship in their sophomore year of college. Successful HPP applicants will be paired with NOAA mentors in offices primarily on the West Coast, including California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, for a four to six week period during the summer of 2020**. More information about NOAA can be found at https://www.noaa.gov/.

Who qualifies?

  • Students who are interested in pursuing NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education.
  • Students who are freshmen undergraduates enrolled in a university or community college, whose high school grade point average was 3.0 or higher, and are U.S. Citizens.
  • Must be available for a four to six week, full-time internship in summer 2020. The specific time-frame for successful applicants will be determined in consultation with a NOAA mentor and HPP staff.

What’s in it for you?

  • A $500 scholarship and $4,000 stipend.
  • Training in topics such as public speaking, experimental design, statistics, resume and technical writing, and analysis within a NOAA facility with a NOAA mentor and HPP staff.
  • Participation in an office, field or laboratory project at a NOAA facility.
  • Assistance in applying for the full Hollings Scholarship in fall 2020.

Details and how to apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume to: wcr@noaa.gov by March 15, 2020. Successful applicants may be asked to provide proof of U.S. citizenship and High School GPA prior to beginning their internship.
  • When preparing application packages, students should highlight how their academic and career goals align with NOAA and how this opportunity will help them achieve those Cover letters should be kept to a single page and be clearly written.
  • Students who subsequently apply and are accepted into the full Hollings Scholarship Program will participate in a 10-week internship at a local NOAA office, and travel to Washington D.C. in August 2021.

For more information, please contact Steve.Copps@noaa.gov (206.526.6158)

*Underrepresented groups include: American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander. It is not necessary to be from an underrepresented group to qualify and be selected for this internship.

** Additional NOAA Offices that are not on the West Coast may be chosen based on mentor availability.


NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship 2018 application is now open

The application for the 2018 NOAA Hollings Scholarship is now open. The application deadline is January 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

From the scholarship website:

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100% of Hollings Scholars surveyed said that they would recommend this opportunity to other students.

[Application details]


NOAA Pathways Internships (paid)

The West Coast Region is once again looking at participating in the Pathways Student Intern program. We just learned that NOAA posted the Job announcements for the Pathways Student Intern positions last Friday and unfortunately we just found out about it this afternoon. We apologize for the short notice as these positions close this Friday April 28,2017.

We encourage you to share the links to these announcements with any students you may know or with any connections you may have with local Colleges or Universities or other student organizations. The annocument limits the number of applicants to the first 100 and the appointment is for a maximum of 120 days.

The program covers two types of positions; Student Trainee Biological Sciences and Student Trainee Office Support. Although the WCR is committed to utilizing this program our budgetary capacity and other recruit priorities may influence the level of our participation.

Student Trainee Biological Sciences, ZT-0499-2:
We are looking to potentially fill positions in the following 7 locations. There is a separate annocument for each location and the link to each annocument is listed below.

499 Arcata

499 Lacey

499 Long Beach

499 Portland

499 Sacramento

499 Santa Rosa

499 Seattle
Student Trainee Office Support, ZS-399-2:
We are looking to potentially fill positions in the following 3 locations. Again there is a separate annocument for each location and the link to each annocument is listed below.

399 Long Beach

399 Portland

399 Seattle

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great rest of the day.

Best Regards,
Patrick Garber
DOC, NOAA, NMFS, WCR
OMI A&O Branch Chief
562-980-4028


Summer Research Cruise Volunteers needed with NOAA NW Fisheries Science Ctr

NOAA volunteer cruise position flyerWant to go to sea this summer?

We’ve got some spots to fill!

Are you looking for something different this summer?

NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) is looking for a few good scientists to fill out the Wet Lab staff during the 2017 Hake Survey! Sail with us aboard the Bell M. Shimada, an acoustically-quiet NOAA vessel, as we gather data to produce a biomass estimate for the migratory Pacific Hake population.

Do you qualify?

  • Are you a greenhorn (newbie), a salty dog (oldie), or somewhere in between?
  • Can you carry 15 pounds?
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders?
  • Hear a general alarm (hearing aid permitted)?

What do volunteers do?

  • Take biological data from fish (length, weight, age, tissue samples, etc)
  • Deploy, retrieve, and review video from an underwater camera
  • Other duties to fulfill the mission

How to volunteer

Pick a leg (or two, or three!) and contact Alicia Billings @ Alicia.Billings@noaa.gov or 541.867.0507

2017 Tentative Summer Schedule

Leg 1: June 15 – July 1; Newport, OR to San Francisco, CA

Leg 2: July 5 – July 20; San Francisco, CA to Newport, OR

Leg 3: July 23 – August 7; Newport, OR to Port Angeles, WA

Leg 4: August 11 – August 26; Port Angeles, WA to TBD

Leg 5: August 29 – September 12; TBD to Seattle, WA

 


[scholarship]: NOAA Hollings Scholarship (deadline 1/31)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAAfacilities across the country.

For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our web sites:

o   Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

o   Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • 3.0 GPA (Hollings) or 3.2 GPA (EPP)
  • Full-time second year student at an accredited four-year undergraduate program or third year student at a five-year undergraduate program
  • Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.
  • Enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (EPPScholarship only)

For further information, contact the Office of Education Scholarship Programs at: StudentScholarshipPrograms@noaa.gov or (301) 628-2913.