Earn credit and gain hands-on experience through Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
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, water resources or stormwater management are welcome to apply for an internship. 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.
Prospective interns must fill out a pre-application in order to be considered for an internship with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, regardless of location or compensation. You can find the link to the pre-application on the internship webpages.
If you’re interested in learning about the year-long Marine Education Fellowship, click here.
Experiential Learning Credits
Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s summer internships are approved Experiential Learning opportunities. Experiential learning gives students hands-on opportunities to connect their academic foundations to the world beyond the classroom. Any student applying for one of our internship opportunities can apply for experiential learning credits.
If you are an undergraduate student at UGA and you are considering applying for one of our internships, click here to find out about UGA’s Experiential Learning Scholarships. These scholarships support undergraduate students pursuing approved experiential learning activities. Deadline to apply for the scholarships for spring 2021 is Oct. 19, 2020.
Community Engaged Internships
Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant recognizes that the success of our program lies in the full inclusion and participation of diverse individuals who bring a range of perspectives, values and tools to bear on major issues related to Georgia’s ocean, coastal and marine environments. We are committed to creating a well-trained, responsible and creative workforce that is able to address complex issues and develop innovative solutions. Our Community-Engaged Internship (CEI) program aims to broaden participation of historically underrepresented individuals and communities in ocean, coastal and marine sciences. We hope to do so by providing participating interns with:
- Authentic research, education or outreach experiences
- Means to explore academic achievement and career opportunities through education and professional development opportunities
- Open and supportive environment conducive to the development of multicultural competence
- Cohort-based mentoring
- Access to resources
Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant invites students from multiple STEM disciplines — including chemistry, ecology, engineering, geography, mathematics, marine sciences, meteorology, physics, and the social sciences — to deepen their expertise and understanding of our ocean, coastal and marine resources. In particular, we encourage a broad range of students to apply from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, LGBTQ+ ,and students with disabilities. We also welcome students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantages, and/or who have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.