2022 Explorer-in-Training Program Application Period Now Open

January 7, 2022

2021 NOAA Ocean Exploration interns during a conference call with NOAA Research leadership.

2021 NOAA Ocean Exploration interns during a conference call with NOAA Research leadership. Image courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration. Download largest version (604 KB).

The application for the 2022 Explorer-in-Training Program is now open! Applications are currently being accepted for opportunities between March to September of 2022 and are due February 5 (2-4 week expedition-based opportunities) or February 15 (10-week internship program).

This year, the Explorer-in-Training Program will feature two paid internship options and themes:

  • 2 to 4-week expedition-based opportunities (Hydrography & Seafloor Mapping) and
  • 10-week summertime opportunities (Exploration Education, Media, & Science Communication).

The 10-week internships give students an experiential opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge through long-term projects supported by NOAA Ocean Exploration mentors. The expedition-based internships provide support for specific NOAA Ocean Exploration expeditions, giving students the chance to contribute to mission efforts while gaining tangible skills that benefit their future pursuits.

In order to apply, applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in or have received a degree within one year of the application date in an undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants may apply for both internship options via a single application form.

To learn more about the program and available internship themes for 2022, please visit NOAA Ocean Exploration’s website. The Explorer-in-Training Program is managed in partnership with the Cooperative Program for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS), a community program of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). To apply, please visit the CPAESS/UCAR Explorer-in-Training web page  or use this link to access the application portal .

Published January 7, 2022