Michigan Sea Grant Environmental Internship
How to Apply
- Online Application (closed)
- Additional details for Partner Projects (PDF)
- Read about previous projects
- Questions and Answers (PDF)
Michigan Sea Grant’s undergraduate internship program coordinates and funds undergraduate students from any accredited community college, college, or university in Michigan to work with private businesses, local government, state and federal agencies, and environmental non-profit organizations, or university faculty to plan or implement environmental stewardship in the Great Lakes.
Some examples of partner organizations include:
- State agencies, such as Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) or Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
- Campus sustainability offices
- Parks and recreation departments
- Watershed or river protection groups
- Tribal natural resources departments
- Museums, libraries, nature centers
In addition to students proposing their own projects, applicants will also have the opportunity to apply for a project that was submitted by a partner organization. Please see announcement for additional details.
Applicants can also apply separately for travel funding (up to $500) to directly support project work for situations where support is not provided by the host. Requests will be reviewed and approved by MISG and will be distributed as a reimbursement for itemized, approved expenses.
Michigan Sea Grant encourages applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Michigan Sea Grant is committed to diversity and multiculturalism through staff training and organizational development for employees to help them provide effective and inclusive programs for the diverse residents of Michigan’s communities.
Applicants should be enrolled undergraduate students at any level of study. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue a career in environmental science. Additionally, preference will be given to applicants who have created an internship with an organization outside of an academic setting, including a local government, state or federal agency.
Community Engaged Internship
MISG participates in the National Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship program, which aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean, and marine sciences to college students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or indigenous and tribal populations. These communities include groups that are historically marginalized in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, veterans, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities, and others who have overcome educational or economic disadvantages or other hardships.
Students can have their applications considered for the CEI program when they apply for the MISG Environmental Internship program. Students who qualify for this program should draft a short statement (no more than 250 words) about how this internship would help you achieve your goals and increase diversity in environmental science and email this information directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- More information (PDF)
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This video showcases the 2022 interns and their project findings as presented during a virtual symposium on August 8, 2022. Click the “YouTube” icon in the bottom of the player to access timestamps for easy navigation to specific portions of the event.
This video showcases the 2021 interns and their project findings as presented during a virtual symposium on August 18, 2021. Click the “YouTube” icon in the bottom of the player to access timestamps for easy navigation to specific portions of the event.
This video showcases the 2020 interns and their project findings as presented during a virtual symposium on August 4, 2020. Click the “YouTube” icon in the bottom of the player to access timestamps for easy navigation to specific portions of the event.