The National Sea Grant Law Center


  • NSGLC Hiring Undergraduate Community Engaged Intern

  • April 4th, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, MS is seeking applicants for its Community Engaged Internship (CEI) program for the summer of 2022. Sea Grant’s CEI Program aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean and marine sciences by offering paid internships to students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or indigenous and tribal populations. The CEI is a national program partnering with Sea Grant at colleges and universities in all coastal states.

    The NSGLC CEI internship seeks to provide experiential learning opportunities to an undergraduate student from an underrepresented community. Over the course of the internship, the intern will conduct research related to marine, coastal, or Great Lakes policy, with an emphasis on natural resource management issues facing underrepresented or indigenous communities. The intern will also participate in CEI professional development and training opportunities. Through this internship, the undergraduate student will have the unique opportunity to integrate two different disciplines (law and policy). The experience may facilitate future career opportunities in ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes science, policy, or law. The selected intern will receive a $6,000 stipend.

    WHEN: The summer internship is 10 weeks long and will run from May 31, 2022 through August 10, 2022. The intern will work 40 hours per week during the NSGLC’s business hours.

    WHERE: The NSGLC is located on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, MS. There is a preference for the CEI to be an in-person experience, but a remote placement may be considered.

    ELIGIBILITY: Interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at a 2- or 4-year college or university associated with a state Sea Grant program. CEI encourages applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences, including African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic and Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, LGBTQ+, and students with disabilities. The program is also open to students who have experienced and worked to overcome educational or economic disadvantages, and/or who have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their career paths. Applicants are strongly encouraged to connect with the National Sea Grant Law Center to learn about any additional eligibility requirements.

    HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that discusses interest and qualifications for internship, resume, and transcript (need not be an official transcript) to Terra Bowling, NSGLC Research Counsel II, by April 20, 2022.

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