Internship Opportunities

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

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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. We are currently accepting applications for short-term fall internships.  

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

If you’re interested in learning about the year-long Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Internship, click here.

Internship Opportunities

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.

Shrimp Black Gill Internship (Brunswick, Ga.)
The shrimp black gill summer internship is an excellent learning opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain practical work experience, explore career interests, and develop professional skills and relationships in the marine fisheries field. The internship is intended to give an undergraduate or graduate student the opportunity to work on an ongoing extension project focused shrimp black gill; a ciliate-based parasite affecting the health of Georgia’s shrimp fishery. The intern will work with Extension faculty and staff to engage commercial shrimpers in documenting the presence of black gill using a new smartphone app and assist in the development of outreach materials for project. They will also have the opportunity to work on the water alongside resource managers and researchers investigating black gill to gain a broader perspective of how this issue is being addressed in Georgia. To learn more about this opportunity, email Bryan Fluech at fluech@uga.edu.

Stormwater Program Internship (Brunswick, Ga.)
The stormwater program summer internship is designed to provide a structured, short-term work assignment with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Stormwater program. The internship is designed to provide opportunities to apply skills learned in the classroom while working under the direct supervision of a licensed professional water resources engineer. The work is designed to supplement, enhance, and utilize the selected undergraduate student’s background, expand their technical abilities, and promote their educational development. To learn more about this opportunity, email Jess Brown at jtrbrown@uga.edu.

Shellfish Research Internship (Savannah, Ga.)
The shellfish lab internship is designed to introduce and teach skills dealing with shellfish aquaculture, hatchery, algae culture and living shorelines. The work is set up to allow for greater understanding of shellfish aquaculture and introduce science-based learning to provide technical training and further develop their education through experiential learning. To learn more about this opportunity, email Tom Bliss at tbliss@uga.edu.

Summer Camp Internship (Savannah, Ga.)
The summer camp intern will work with marine education faculty to supervise and lead summer camp activities for small teams of camp participants at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium near Savannah, Ga. The intern will assist in daily preparations, instruction and camper supervision. Housing and daily lunch provided. To learn more about this opportunity, email Anne Lindsay at lindsaya@uga.edu.

UGA Aquarium Internship (Savannah, Ga.)
The UGA Aquarium intern will work with aquarium curators to perform tasks related to animal husbandry, tank maintenance, and public engagement during interactions with visitors at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium near Savannah, Ga. The intern will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and marine life, and learn about aquarium systems. Housing and daily lunch provided. To learn more about this opportunity, email Anne Lindsay at lindsaya@uga.edu.

Facilities Operations Internship (Savannah, Ga.)
The facilities operation internship is designed to provide an undergraduate student with a broad overview of education and research facilities management.  The facilities operations intern will work with a seasoned professional facilities manager at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium near Savannah, Ga. The intern will assist in daily maintenance, repair, and installation of mechanical equipment. Housing and daily lunch provided. To learn more about this opportunity, email Anne Lindsay at lindsaya@uga.edu.

Coastal Stewardship Summer Internship (Savannah, Ga.)
The coastal stewardship intern will help develop a stewardship curriculum for people who want to learn more about preserving Georgia’s coastal resources. The intern will work with project team members to implement new stewardship activities at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium near Savannah, Ga. The intern will assist in lesson plan development, instruction and event coordination. Housing and daily lunch provided. To learn more about this opportunity, email Anne Lindsay at lindsaya@uga.edu.

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