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The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate students opportunities to help address issues impacting coastal communities by combining social and environmental conservation sciences. Through this program, IISG’s interns will gain knowledge and skills in practices that help Lake Michigan coastal communities make more informed decisions about resource management and everyday activities. These paid internships may include research, communications, and/or outreach activities. Applicants may have the opportunity to participate in activities (e.g., attending a professional conference) outside of their specific internship duties.

In 2024, IISG is hiring an intern in each of the following five areas:

  • Aquatic Invasive Species Education
  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Water Affordability
  • Youth Education

As part of the intern program, IISG includes required professional development trainings. Throughout their employment, the interns will participate in these opportunities, which will add up to approximately eight hours, or one hour per week; some sessions may take more than an hour, so in some weeks, no training will be offered.

For detailed information on position descriptions, hourly pay, and the application process, visit the IISG Summer Internship page. For other questions, contact Angela Archer at

Application packets are due by February 5, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is a partnership between NOAA, University of Illinois Extension, and Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resources, bringing science together with communities for solutions that work. Sea Grant is a network of 34 science, education and outreach programs located in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Lake Champlain, Puerto Rico and Guam.

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