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NEW! Deadline
Applications received by Sunday, April 11 at 11:59 PM EST will receive priority consideration. Applications received after April 11, will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Dear applicants, 

We welcome your application to IN FISH, a ten-week undergraduate research and resource management program offered June 1, 2021 – August, 10, 2021. The internship includes a two-week Ecosystems Dynamics course and an eight-week research project. The course and project will both be offered online this year due to the pandemic.

About us: IN FISH (An Inclusive NOAA Fisheries Internship Program) is modeled on successful diversity intern programs in Woods Hole MA and Alaska.

The IN FISH program is hosted by NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in partnership with the Fisheries Alaska Regional Office, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Monmouth University, New Jersey Sea Grant, Rhode Island Sea Grant, Minorities in Aquaculture, and Gulf of Maine Research Institute, sharing a commitment to build a more inclusive and diverse marine and environmental community.

Who’s eligible?  The program is open to all undergraduates, with emphasis on first-year students and graduating seniors.  

Participants should have, or be planning to take, coursework in oceanography, marine and/or environmental science, marine or environmental policy, and/or some combination of biology, chemistry, geology, physics, political sciences or related fields of relevance to NOAA Fisheries and other NOAA line office missions.

IN FISH welcomes applicants with a range of career interests, including marine or environmental sciences, geosciences, social sciences relevant to resource management, information technology, and STEM communications. Applications are especially encouraged from students from groups underrepresented in the marine and environmental sciences and resource management fields: African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific Island, and Alaska Native.  

What’s offered?  All expenses are covered for participant’s tuition for course credit through University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and a $5,000 stipend. Participants sign a Student Contract agreeing to adherence to program policies.

We Value Diversity: IN FISH! is modeled after the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) and the PEP Alaska internship programs. These programs share a commitment to diversity and a belief that communities are stronger when they are composed of individuals from a variety of backgrounds with varied interests, skills, abilities, perspectives, and experiences. Our selection committee is interested in your story, personal traits, interests that you can bring to the 2021 IN FISH program.

Application format
This application has four sections, all of which are required:

1.   Contact and demographic information

2.   Research interests and experience

3.   Short answer responses

4.   File Attachment (all documents compiled into one PDF file only)

Letters of Reference - two (2) letters of reference are required. One must be from a professor/faculty member. Please click through the application for more details and links to the portals. 

NEW! Deadline
Applications received by Sunday, April 11 at 11:59 PM EST will receive priority consideration. Applications received after April 11, will be considered on a rolling basis.
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