Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on January 31, 2023.
MICHIGAN SEA GRANT ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2023
The Michigan Sea Grant 2023 Undergraduate Environmental Internship Program offers a $10,000 stipend and supports both sponsored projects and student-proposed projects.
Michigan Sea Grant’s undergraduate internship program coordinates and funds undergraduate students from any accredited community college, college, or university in Michigan to work with private businesses, local government, state and federal agencies, environmental non-profit organizations, or university faculty to plan or implement environmental stewardship projects in the Great Lakes.
Some examples of partner organizations include:
- State agencies, such as Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) or Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
- Campus sustainability offices
- Parks and recreation departments
- Watershed or river protection groups
- Tribal natural resources departments
- Museums, libraries, nature centers
In addition to students proposing their own projects, applicants will also have the opportunity to apply for a project that was submitted by a sponsor organization. Please see announcement for additional details.
Applicants can also apply separately for travel funding (up to $500) to directly support project work for situations where support is not provided by the host. Requests will be reviewed and approved by MISG and will be distributed as a reimbursement for itemized, approved expenses.
Applicants should be enrolled undergraduate students at any level of study. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue a career in environmental science.
Michigan Sea Grant encourages applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Michigan Sea Grant is committed to diversity and multiculturalism through staff training and organizational development for employees to help them provide effective and inclusive programs for the diverse residents of Michigan’s communities.
COMMUNITY ENGAGED INTERNSHIP
MISG participates in the National Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship (CEI) program, which aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean, and marine sciences to college students from under-resourced, underrepresented, and/or indigenous and tribal populations. Eligible MISG interns who identify as being from an underrepresented group or are working on a project that helps an underserved community, can participate in the CEI program alongside their internship project. See the current internship announcement for further details.
Applications are due through this online portal by 5 p.m. EST on January 31, 2023.