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NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program seeks summer interns, mentors

January 11, 2013

The NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program is now accepting applications from mentors and interns for 2013.  The NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program provides career exploration in a variety of fields studied by NOAA and NGI scientists including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, ecosystem management and socio-economic data analysis. Interns work with leading scientists and experts at their respective research institutions and laboratories located throughout the Gulf of Mexico region. Past research projects have included studying seafood safety, sampling seagrass beds, monitoring harmful algal blooms, sampling fishery populations, cataloging archival visual imagery, processing hydrologic data, conducting environmental simulations using GIS and managing scientific data.
This 10-week summer internship begins May 29th and is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. There is an emphasis on students from communities and institutions in the northern Gulf of Mexico region, and the program specifically targets populations underrepresented in the NOAA workforce. Interns will receive a stipend to help cover living expenses and travel. Stipends range from $11 to $15 per hour varying with education level. Interns are expected to attend an orientation session at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in May as well as an Internship Summit at the conclusion of the program in early August. Finding living accommodations and daily transportation to and from work are the responsibility of the intern.

If you are interested in the Gulf of Mexico and would like more information on this program, please visit http://ngi-internship.disl.org/. Application materials and a map of potential internship locations for 2013 are also available at this web page. Please contact the program Coordinator, JoAnn Moody (ngi-internship@disl.org or 251-861-2141 ext. 7530) with any questions.