The National Sea Grant Law Center


  • Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program Applications Open!

  • February 22nd, 2023 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, MS is seeking applicants for the 2023 Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program (SGLDIP). The summer internship seeks to provide experiential learning opportunities to a law school student from a diverse background in the field of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes law, with an emphasis on issues facing underrepresented or indigenous communities.

    Over the course of the 8-week internship, the intern will receive both national and state-level research and professional development experience. The intern will have a unique opportunity to enhance his or her legal education by conducting research and outreach alongside NSGLC attorneys in Oxford, Mississippi and the 2023 SGLDIP partner, the University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant Program located in Los Angeles.

    The intern will assist USC Sea Grant with a project aimed to address inequities in seafood access and consumption, as well as a project related to the regulation of seaweed production. The intern will travel to USC Sea Grant campus in Los Angeles for a one-week placement where the intern would engage with project partners and local aquaculture policy and law experts. While there, the intern would attend a site visit to the Village Market Place (VMP) in South Central Los Angeles to meet with the Community Services Unlimited team, a partner in USC Sea Grant’s work to facilitate a Seafood Equity Hub in Los Angeles. A site visit to AltaSea will demonstrate how mussels and kelp are being grown in flow-through systems in Los Angeles. The intern will participate in regular discussions with the Hub team meetings when possible. The intern will also assist with NSGLC projects and participate in professional development opportunities provided by the NSGLC. The intern may spend seven weeks of the internship at NSGLC offices in Oxford, MS, or work virtually, depending on circumstances.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter identifying how they meet the goals of the program, a resume, and transcript (need not be an official transcript) to Terra Bowling, NSGLC Research Counsel II, by March 8, 2023. The selected intern will receive $6,080 in compensation, as well as paid travel expenses for the placement week at USC Sea Grant. Anticipated start date: May 30, 2023.

    The NSGLC is a federally funded legal research, education, outreach center that works with organizations throughout the country to address legal issues related to our oceans and coasts. The NSGLC is part of the broader Sea Grant network, which includes programs at universities within the nation’s coastal states. For more information about the NSGLC, visit the program’s website at

    USC Sea Grant is a federal-state-university partnership that integrates research, education, and outreach with a specific focus on the ‘Urban Ocean’ and solving issues arising out of managing people and natural resources in an intensely urban and developed coastline. For more information on USC Sea Grant, visit

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