Application packets are due March 26, 2018.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant announces the following positions for the 2018 Summer Student Internship Program. Successful applicants will spend 12 weeks working closely with a Sea Grant specialist on issues affecting the Great Lakes. Internships include research, communications and outreach components. Applicants may have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of their specific internship duties. The full PDF announcement with position descriptions and qualifications is available for distribution.

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Aquaculture Product Development
  • Great Lakes Revitalization
  • Lake Michigan Fisheries Genomics
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Sustainable Communities


  • Undergraduates currently enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher learning, or graduated December 2017 or after.
  • Graduate students are not eligible.
  • Applicants should be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or have an active F-1 visa.
  • Previous IISG interns who have participated in the Summer Internship program are not eligible.


Send all application materials via email to Angela Archer, and include "2017 IISG Summer Internship" in the subject line. All questions should be directed to Ms. Archer via email or 765-496-3722.

Save the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • Curriculum vitae detailing education and work experiences (2 pages maximum)
  • Goal statement emphasizing your interest in the Great Lakes and the internship program. (500 words or less).
  • Ranked preference of the internship possibilities
  • Copy of unofficial transcript(s)
  • One letter of recommendation included in the application or sent directly to on your behalf

End of employment

Interns will be required to:

  • Write a final report describing their work. A template will be provided to the intern.
  • Summarize the report into a news story that will be featured in the IISG Newsroom. Assistance will be provided.
  • Plans are in the works for a poster session to be held at the end of August or beginning of September. Details will be forthcoming.


Angela Archer
Fellowship Program Leader

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Purdue University
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
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