Deadline is this coming Friday – Feb 26!

Please distribute this announcement to prospective undergraduates or institutions with students who may be interested.

Maine Sea Grant is partnering with NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) to provide opportunities for undergraduates to gain experience in the field of fisheries. We are currently recruiting interested students for participation in the Undergraduate Internships in Diadromous Ecosystem Research Program.

Several Undergraduate Paid Internships<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5IsHioEME$> are available (links below) through an ongoing collaboration between UMaine’s Sea Grant Program and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. These competitive positions will be 20-40 hours per week, based at one of several mentor locations in Maine including UMaine Orono, the Penobscot Nation, and Maine Department of Marine Resources offices in Augusta, Bangor, and Jonesboro. Several opportunities are being offered as virtual and will not require in-person contact. Students will have an opportunity to be a part of the National Sea Grant Community Engaged Internship Program<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5ITqkLi3o$> which is designed for undergraduate students from all backgrounds, including underrepresented and indigenous communities. Start dates vary according to position, ranging from April to June and will last for up to 13 weeks. Projects include:

  *   Penobscot Indian Nation (PIN) Diadromous Fisheries and Water Quality Research – Indian Island, Maine<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5I0vb_FLg$>
  *   Atlantic Salmon Freshwater Assessments and Research – Augusta<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5IO4vpdX4$>
  *   Atlantic Salmon Freshwater Assessments and Research – Jonesboro<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5IbjbQqoM$>
  *   The Smelt Chronicles: Oral History and Videography – Bangor<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5IOblCMtI$>
  *   Characterizing Sea Lamprey movements in the Penobscot River – University of Maine Orono<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5IStrEmYk$>
  *   Habitat complexity as a limiting factor for salmon recovery in rivers of Downeast Maine – virtual<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5I7FIGj4A$>
  *   Marine-derived nutrient subsidies in rivers of Downeast Maine – virtual<;!!HXCxUKc!lPihnnBPkwFjxRZGRuGcbHQVDytBlwqGFtn3h0mySoJhANMqsPl_ME5I74Fe2Sg$>

To be eligible for this program you MUST be enrolled or accepted in a degree-granting or certificate program from an accredited institution AND enrolled at least half time (6 credits or more) in the Fall 2021 semester.

If you are interested in applying for an internship please email the 3 things below to  Justin Stevens<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and Ruth Haas-Castro<mailto:[log in to unmask]>:

  1.  a cover letter describing your interest in this opportunity and your preferred (top 3) projects/locations. The internship program seeks to broaden participation and increase access to fisheries research/management opportunities for underrepresented groups. In your cover letter, explain how you might contribute to this program vision.
  2.  a resume (including names and contact information for 3 references)
  3.  a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript(s)

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday, February 26th.

Please contact Justin Stevens with any questions.


Justin Stevens, Sea-Run Fish Ecosystem Program Coordinator
Maine Sea Grant College Program
The University of Maine
5741 Libby Hall, room 117, Orono, Maine 04469
207-581-1434 - phone
207-581-1426 - fax
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