collage of IISG interns

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has five positions available for the 2021 Summer Internship Program. Successful applicants will work closely with IISG staff on issues affecting the Great Lakes. These paid internships can include research, communications and outreach components. Applicants may also have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of their specific internship duties. 

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Climate Communication
  • Great Lakes Education
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Education

Application packets are due on April 5, 2021. Interns will be paid $15 per hour. Interns through Purdue University will work up to 37.5 hours per week for 12 weeks or as noted in job description.

Applicants currently enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher learning are eligible, and chosen interns will be paid as student employees of Purdue University or University of Illinois. These positions may be remote, in-person or a hybrid depending on the guidelines from Purdue University and the University of Illinois. Some evenings and/or weekends may be needed, and IISG will cover the cost of transportation. Interns are responsible for the cost of housing plus transportation to and from their work place.

Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance in April. Internships are expected to start in May and will end in August.

For detailed information on position descriptions and application requirements, read the 2021 Summer Internship Program document.


Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) is a part of University of Illinois Extension and Purdue Extension.