Internship Opportunities

Earn credit and gain hands-on experience through Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
internship opportunities.


Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant provides internship opportunities for undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the state. These internships are geared towards students interested in expanding their practical experience through public service, outreach, education, communications and scientific research. Students who want to learn more about environmental education, marine science, fisheries and aquaculture, water quality, sustainable landscapes, coastal hazards and coastal water resources or stormwater management are welcome to apply for an internship at one of our three locations based on his or her interests. Depending on the student’s home institution, it may be possible to earn credit hours for internship work with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant at one of our three locations; Athens, Savannah or Brunswick.

Application Process
An internship application is required to be considered for any internship with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, regardless of location or compensation. Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant offers both paid and unpaid internships. Applications for paid internships must be submitted by March 9, 2018. Other paid opportunities may be available as funding allows.

To apply, fill out the internship application form. Please submit your application to with the subject line “Application for Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Internship.” Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Ed Chin Scholarship

The Ed Chin Scholarship was made possible through Marine Extension Trust Fund. The Trust Fund was established in 1988 under the leadership of Ed Chin, founding father of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The Award honors the 24-year leadership of Ed Chin, who started the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant program from the ground up and shaped it into a vital resource for coastal and estuarine research, education and outreach along the coast. This scholarship will allow students to experience extension and outreach opportunities by participating in public service professional affairs through Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and other natural resources organizations.

The student will earn between $1,000 – $2,000 during an 8-week period.

Dave Harrington Scholarship

The Dave Harrington Scholarship is designed to expose students to the many facets of marine studies. Students will be involved in research conducted by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources’ Coastal Resources Division (CRD). This six-week program will allow students to view the many uses of marine studies in both the extension and regulatory arenas. Activities may include sea turtle studies, water quality research in field and lab settings and assessments of shellfish and finfish populations along the coast.

The student will earn between $1,000 – $2,000 during a 6-week period.

Information about opportunities at our locations is listed below. If you’re interested in other topics, explore our website to learn more about our focus areas or reach out to the contact listed at each location.


Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s has two facilities on Skidaway Island near Savannah, the Marine Education Center and Aquarium and the Shellfish Research Lab. Internship opportunities at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium include aquarium research, environmental education, natural resource management, marketing and communications and environmental outreach.

The Shellfish Research Lab is looking for assistance in the oyster hatchery and field assistance for shellfish studies and living shorelines.

For more information, contact Anne Lindsay at or 912-598-2355.


Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Brunswick Station conducts applied research, extension and outreach activities focused on sustainable land use, water quality, stormwater, fisheries and seafood. Students with an interest in sustainable tourism, stormwater management and green infrastructure, fisheries management, and safe seafood are encouraged to apply.

For more information about opportunities in Brunswick, contact Jessica Brown at or 912-264-7341.


The main administrative office for Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is based in the Chicopee Complex at UGA’s main campus in Athens, Georgia. Faculty at the headquarters office are seeking students with an interest in coastal hazards and resilience, marine policy and marine education.

For more information about opportunities, contact Mona Behl at or 706-542-662.

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