Apply now for the NOAA Explorer-In-Training internship opportunity!

Dec 27, 2022

Since 2009, NOAA Ocean Exploration and CPAESS/UCAR have hosted over 180 Explorers-in-Training. The program equips participants with skills to meet the current and future demands of the ocean exploration workforce, providing meaningful experiential learning opportunities that support NOAA Ocean Exploration’s mission and inspire ocean literacy for the next generation.

The NOAA Explorer-In-Training has 2 types of internships - both on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and on land. Interns gain valuable, interdisciplinary experience in ocean exploration while collaborating on office projects and expeditions.

Applications due January 31, 2023

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Two photos: on left a student in front of monitors, and on right a student on the deck of a ship

[Left] Explorer-in-Training Henry Arndt works on multibeam sonar mapping data processing aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Image courtesy of Caitlin Bailey, GFOE. [Right] Jennifer Clifton, Explorer-in-Training, reloads an expendable bathythermograph (XBT) to collect ocean temperature data. Image courtesy of  NOAA Ocean Exploration, EXPRESS: West Coast Mapping 2022.

The Explorer-In-Training internship is wholly unique among student opportunities. Some interns are able to research aboard NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer, the only federally funded vessel exclusively for ocean exploration research. Find out what student’s accomplished this research season here.

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