NGI Diverstiy Internship
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The NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program provides an exciting scientific educational opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide career exploration in a variety of fields studied by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) scientists including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, ecosystem management, engineering and socio-economic data analysis. Interns work with leading scientists and experts in their fields at their respective research institutions and laboratories while participating in locally relevant research. NOAA and NGI scientists as well as subject-matter experts from federal, regional and state laboratories and agencies act as mentors and facilitate intern research.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please scroll down for additional information and application materials.

The NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program focuses on the foundations of good quality scientific data.  Through its various operations, NOAA collects a wealth of scientific data.  These data are not always in a form directly usable by management agencies or the public. While working on a specific research project, interns learn how to access, manipulate, produce and interpret NOAA data and metadata.
2013 Diversity Internship Program


This 10-week summer internship, beginning May 20, 2014, is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. There is an emphasis on students from communities and institutions in the northern Gulf of Mexico (nGOM) region, and individuals from demographic groups underrepresented in the NOAA workforce are especially encouraged to apply. Students from all scientific disciplines, as well as education and engineering, are eligible for these competitive internships. Scientific disciplines include biological, physical, environmental, information, computer and social sciences.

Charnelle Bland analyzes phytoplankton samples using a scanning electron microsope (SEM).

Interns will receive a competitive stipend to help cover living expenses. However, obtaining housing at the internship workplace is the responsibility of the intern and not the program. All interns are required to attend an orientation at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on May 20, 2014 as well as the Internship Summit at the conclusion of the program. The program will cover travel and hotel accommodations for these two events.

Throughout January, mentors will apply and submit project descriptions. The locations will be added to the 2014 Internship Locations map below, allowing you to select specific positions. To apply, please download the 2014 Intern Application below and either complete electronically and email, or print and mail/ fax the completed application.  When filling out your application, list the 2014 locations that best suit you, keeping housing arrangements in mind.

Sandra Huynh discusss early life stages of fishes during a public outreach event at GCRL

Submit all application materials to Ms. Natalie Ortell, NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Coordinator at; 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL 36528 or fax to 251-861-7540 (include cover page that reads Attn: Natalie Ortell).

Intern Materials

2014 Internship Locations - Map

(Please check back periodically for updated Internship Location information)

2014 Intern Application
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Mentor Materials
Mentor Invitation Letter
Mentor Survey

Application materials are due March 14, 2014.  For further information contact Natalie Ortell at

The NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program is funded by the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast District (NMFS), and the National Weather Service (NWS) and supported by the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI).
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Last Date Updated:01/22/2013

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