Coastal, Ocean, and Marine Enterprise Inclusion and Network-building

Opportunity Directory

Available Opportunities


Aquarium of the Pacific

Region: California

African American Scholar Program at the Aquarium of the Pacific

The program awards funds to support African American students who demonstrate a commitment to studies related to careers in the aquarium field, including ocean education, animal husbandry, water quality, building maintenance or facilities, microbiology, and business management. Through this program, the Aquarium hopes to bring meaningful opportunities in the marine sciences to African American students and to bring diverse minds to solving the issues facing our planet and its inhabitants. The scholarship is available to residents of California of any age with African American heritage as long as they meet the proof of acceptance or enrollment as listed above. Aquarium of the Pacific paid employees, Board members, and their immediate families are not eligible. Volunteers and their immediate families are eligible to apply.


Duration: Avg length (weeks) weeks

Seasonal: Other

Lead institutions: University of the Virgin Islands, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Guam, Karen Peterman Consulting

Region: Multiple Regions

Seas Island Alliance Project

The SEAS Islands Alliance works to broaden participation and possibilities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, inclusion of nuanced cultural expertise from diverse underrepresented minority (URM) and underserved populations in U.S. territories and U.S.-affiliated islands. Island regions are strongly connected to the oceans that surround them and are among the country’s most diverse communities. The Alliance works to collaborate with these communities to broaden participation of the STEM workforce. Eligibility depends on the program. They range from middle school to post-graduate. One consistent eligibility requirement is to be based on one of the islands.

Category: Other

Duration: Depends on the program weeks

Seasonal: Other

Marine Advanced Technical Education

Region: Multiple Regions

MATE Internships

For students interested in becoming marine technicians on research vessels, MATE is especially looking for students in marine technology, engineering, computer science, or other technical programs at two- year colleges or in their first two years of a baccalaureate degree program. MATE Internships offer land-based and at-sea marine technical internship opportunities for college students. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and an current undergraduate student or very recently graduated from an undergraduate program from a US institution and a citizen of the United States or its possessions.


Duration: one to ten weeks weeks

Seasonal: Other

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

In response to the increasing demand for skilled Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workers in Virginia, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links companies and students in STEM, including but not limited to high-need areas such as Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science (Data Analytics, Data Visualization, etc.), Information Technology, Engineering, Physical Science and Financial majors (Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and attending a Virginia university, college, or community college. Virginia residents attending accredited out-of-state colleges may also apply. Actively enrolled undergraduate students should be taking at least six credit hours per semester and making demonstrated progress towards a STEM degree. Applicants must have completed at least 30 or more post-secondary education credits and are at least at rising sophomore status prior to the internship. The program is also open to recent graduates who are eligible to participate. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in order to be eligible.


Duration: TBD weeks

Seasonal: Full Year

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