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

Dec 11, 2023

Since 2009, NOAA Ocean Exploration and CPAESS/UCAR have hosted over 170 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.

This year, the Explorer-in-Training Program will feature two internship options: (a) 2 to 4-week expedition-based opportunities and (b) 10-week opportunities. You may only apply to one internship program (i.e., any one of the 10-week internships or the 2 to 4-week ocean mapping internship).

Applications due January 31, 2024

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3 student interns onboard the ship, 1 intern collecting data in the control room

[Left] Explorers-in-Training Cameron Kuhle, Dana Carris, and Brett Woodworth onboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. [Right] Explorer-in-Training Ingrid Martinson participates in mapping data collection in the control room aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Images courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration, Seascape Alaska.

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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