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Career Resources

Connect with employers in government, education and industry

Around the globe, thousands of earth, ocean, and environmental scientists, researchers and policy specialists are busy at work studying a multitude of crucial issues—from climate change and environmental public policy to the development of new sustainable practices and cutting-edge exploration technologies. Whether you’re interested in joining their ranks or simply looking for an exciting internship opportunity, we can help you take the next step.

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Undergraduate Internships
in Marine Policy

Interns in UD's Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy work on a range of research and policy analysis activities with graduate students, faculty and agencies.

For more information, contact George Parsons, associate director of the School of Marine Science and Policy.


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Marine Sciences Summer Program

This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers interns a research-intensive atmosphere in topics like oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biogeochemistry.

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Alumni Spotlight

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Blue Hen Aquarist

Jonathan Dinman enrolled at UD in 2011 as a marine science major. He was in the program’s first graduating class of students in 2015 and now works with ocean creatures and environments every day as an aquarist at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Dinman said his time at UD helped shape his future as an aquarist as it provided opportunities to learn research and laboratory skills, participate in a study abroad to New Zealand, and hear from professionals in the marine science field, which exposed him to careers outside of academia.  

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External Internships & Jobs

For Undergraduates

Providing two weeks of classroom, field, and laboratory work to build technical, scientific, communications and ethics skills with guest and mentor lectures followed by a 2-day research cruise aboard the R/V Savannah or R/V Hatteras. Deadline: 3/1/20
Provides ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Deadline: 3/31/20
Available through UD's Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR). Students with experience with and interest in GIS, particularly ESRI products, who wish to apply should contact David Racca at 302 831-1698 or Deadline: N/A

For Graduates

Providing a one-year, paid experience for highly-qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C. Deadline: 2/21/2020
Supporting 6 scholars and 24 interns over a 6-year period working on topics related to coral reefs and tropical ecosystems. Deadline: 2/28/20

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