Every day we work to make a difference in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's diverse natural resources. View our current job openings below to see how you can join our team. Thank you for your interest in Maryland Sea Grant.

Job Openings

Community Engaged Communications Internship

Applications due April 15, 2024

Eligibility: Applicants must be a current undergraduate from a Maryland or District of Columbia college or university seeking a degree in natural, social, or environmental sciences, environmental policy, or communications/writing fields. 

 A 10-week internship is being offered for summer 2024. This internship will offer science communication experience with Maryland Sea Grant's communications team. We are seeking student applicants who are excited about helping to investigate scientific topics related to the Chesapeake Bay region and craft communications products in a range of media forms. This internship is part of the National Sea Grant Community-Engaged Undergraduate Internship Program.

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Science Management and Policy Internship

Applications due April 26, 2024

Eligibility: Applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree in natural, social, or environmental sciences or policy by the end of the spring semester (June 2024). The program is targeted to recent graduates (within 3 years of your undergraduate degree). Individuals with a master's or other higher degree are not eligible.  

This one to two-year internship will offer experience working with an environmental-focused university organization dedicated to research, education, and outreach. This position will provide fundamental training for interns to transition to graduate school or the private, non-profit, or governmental sectors. As part of the internship, you will be expected to complete 2-3 special projects, participate in several professional development trainings, and contribute to the administration of our main office.  

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State Science Policy Fellowship

Rolling application review begins May 20, 2024

Eligibility: Graduate students who have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. or completed a M.S., Ph.D. or J.D. by the spring semester 2024. For graduates, degrees must have been awarded May 1, 2022, or later .

This unique opportunity will place fellows in coastal sustainability, coastal management, and environmental policy positions within Maryland through partnerships with state agencies and University of Maryland leadership. Fellows will work closely with state agency and legislative leadership to provide science expertise to develop policy relevant to Maryland’s progressive program to address state challenges in sustainability and action to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It is an exciting opportunity for students interested in applying their research experience and critical thinking skills to advancing science-based, environmental decision-making and policy development in Maryland.  

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Diversity Statement

Maryland Sea Grant champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by recruiting, retaining, and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities. Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication, and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. We encourage applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, citizenship types, marital statuses, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity. Learn more about our mission here.

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