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Apply to join the Maryland Sea Grant team as a Coastal Communities Collaborations Intern! We anticipate this internship will start no earlier than September 5, 2023.
Application is now open.
Maryland Sea Grant is seeking a bilingual, biliterate (i.e., fluency in Spanish-English speaking and writing) intern to help expand our capacity in community engagement, environmental literacy, and workshop development, particularly with Maryland’s Spanish-speaking communities. We seek an enthusiastic individual to learn about and share community priorities on coastal issues, work on science adoption and tool utilization that is most applicable for community priorities, and investigate how outreach can best foster behavior change in terms mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts.
This position will provide fundamental training for transitioning to graduate school or the private, nonprofit, 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.
Maryland Sea Grant, located in College Park, is a federal-state partnership that supports scientific research, education, and outreach focused on restoring and preserving the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s coastal bays and watershed resources. We serve as a bridge between scientific expertise and the needs of people who manage, conserve, enjoy, and make their living from the Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest and most productive estuary.
The intern will also be exposed to the cutting-edge research funded by Maryland Sea Grant and environmental organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The intern will have a direct supervisor at the Maryland Sea Grant office to help guide them through learning the various duties as well as mentorship from ecoLatinos, Inc. Other mentors will provide guidance for specific projects throughout the internship. There may also be other special project opportunities outside of those discussed above as the internship evolves.
To be eligible for this internship, you must complete your bachelor’s degree in natural, social, or environmental sciences or policy by the end of the summer semester (August 2023). 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.
Maryland Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant College Program champion 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 socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity.
We are seeking a motivated candidate that is open to learning about and tackling new challenges, brings a positive, inquisitive attitude towards projects and tasks, and has an interest in climate change mitigation and adaptation, marine science, environmental justice, community outreach, and environmental literacy. Some specifics include:
This internship term will be for one 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 $37,500 as well as benefits including health insurance, tuition remission, and generous leave. It is expected that the internship will be a mix of in-person and remote work.
For best consideration, please submit your application through our internship portal by Thursday, August 31, 2023. Your application must include the following:
We will seek to identify interns who most closely identify with Maryland Sea Grant’s mission to support research, education, and outreach to advance understanding and sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Coastal Bays, and their watersheds, particularly with Maryland’s Hispanic communities. We are particularly interested in individuals that demonstrate how this internship will jumpstart or bolster their career. Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee based on the quality of the personal and career goals statement; additional relevant experience related to diversity of education, extra-curricular activities, honors and awards work and life experience, and interpersonal communication skills; academic record; and the potential impact of the internship on the applicant's career.
The most qualified applicants will be selected to interview with the Maryland Sea Grant selection committee.
Photograph credit: Logan Bilbrough / MDSG