Eligibility

Please review the program website prior to applying.

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate (sophomore and junior status) or graduate degree program, and be a U.S. Citizen willing to undergo a security background check.

Students from all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors are welcome to apply. Other majors will be considered provided that the student's experience is relevant to NOAA's mission. 

NOAA’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan states that:

“NOAA’s unique mission of science, service, and stewardship demands a diverse workforce to reflect, understand, and respond to the varied communities and stakeholders we serve. Equally important is an inclusive work environment that drives employee and organizational performance. NOAA recognizes that a sustained commitment to strengthening diversity and inclusion is critical to enable a future where societies and the world’s ecosystems reinforce each other and are mutually resilient in the face of sudden and prolonged change.”

Members of groups underrepresented in the sciences including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, veterans, first-generation college students, LGBTQ+, and economically disadvantaged students are strongly encouraged to apply.