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Science Serving Maryland's Coasts


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

Undergraduate Multimedia Summer Internship

Maryland Sea Grant announces a 10-week summer science communications internship as part of the National Sea Grant Community-Engaged Undergraduate Internship Program. This internship will offer communications and multimedia training in a welcoming communications group focusing on Chesapeake and coastal bays. We are eager to have student applicants who are excited about helping to translate science to people in Maryland. Applications will be accepted through April 3, 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.

Science Management and Policy Internship

Are you graduating or a recent graduate looking for an opportunity in science policy or management? Apply to join the Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) team as a Science Management and Policy Intern. 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.

This internship will be for one year with the option to renew for a second year. The internship is a full-time, 40 hours per week, Contractual Contingent 2 position at Maryland Sea Grant’s office in College Park, Maryland. The intern will be paid an annual salary of $34,000 as well as limited benefits including health insurance, tuition remission, and generous leave.

To apply, please send your application as one PDF document to by Friday, March 27, 2020. The application should include:

  • A 750-word personal and career goal statement which describes what you will bring to the internship and how this internship will help you achieve your long-term career goals. Please answer the following, keeping your answer to 200 words or less per response: 1) In your opinion, what are the top three major environmental threats facing the Chesapeake Bay? 2) Maryland Sea Grant funds a variety of research throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Peruse our website and let us know which research project in the last ten years interests you the most and why.
  • A resume
  • An undergraduate transcript
  • A list of three references

Anticipated start date for this position is June 2020.

Download the full announcement here.

Aquaculture Projects Coordinator

MDSG is seeking an Aquaculture Projects Coordinator who will oversee the day-to-day management of the growing MDSG aquaculture portfolio. The coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the portfolio, including supporting grant applications and organizing grant competitions, developing budgets, monitoring awards, overseeing reporting, and developing project summaries for reporting to NOAA. The coordinator will serve as a liaison to MDSG extension faculty for fisheries and aquaculture as well as support extension and outreach collaborations across the University System of Maryland. The coordinator will also serve on the NOAA Sea Grant supported management team for the recirculating aquaculture salmon network. The coordinator will be expected to synthesize past and current research in aquaculture supported through funding to MDSG and connect MDSG's activities with aquaculture resarch, education, and outreach efforts at the National Sea Grant College program level.

This position will be for one year with the option to renew based on funding, need, and performance. The position is full-time with benefits, Contractual Contingent 2, with an expected salary of $60,000, and the chosen candidate will report to the MDSG Director and Associate Director. Required qualifications for this position include a master's degree in marine or aquatic sciences, policy, management, or a related field.

To apply, please see the listing in full and complete the online application form here. Application review will begin on March 16, 2020.

Diversity Statement

Maryland Sea Grant, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.