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Around the globe, thousands of earth, ocean, and environmental scientists, researchers, and policy specialists are busy at work studying a multitude of crucial issues—from climate change and environmental public policy to the development of new sustainable practices and cutting-edge exploration technologies. Whether you’re interested in joining their ranks or simply looking for an exciting internship opportunity, our career resources will help you take the next step.

Internship and Job Opportunities

Our graduates work around the globe in an array of fascinating careers—as professors, urban planners, ocean engineers, weather forecasters, teachers, journalists, and much more. Explore the internship or job opportunity that fits your passion.

Undergraduate Opportunities

Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship (NOAA), providing funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields that directly support NOAA's mission. (Closes January 31, 2020) 

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (NOAA), providing successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. (Closes January 31, 2020) 

• Geographical Information System (GIS) internships are available through UD's Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR). Students with experience with and interest in GIS, particularly ESRI products, who wish to apply should contact David Racca at 302 831-1698 or dracca@udel.edu.

Graduate, Post-Doc and Alumni Opportunities

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Biological/Physical Oceanography, University of Southern Mississippi (Closes 12/6/2019)

Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program, 8-14. Geology and global context of deep-ocean marine minerals (USGS), for postdoctoral scholars. (Closes January 6, 2020)

Knauss Fellowship, providing a one-year, paid experience for highly-qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C. (Closes February 21, 2020)

Career Information

The following links will give you more information about careers in the earth, ocean, and environmental fields:

Careers in Geography and Environmental Studies and Science
Careers in the Geosciences
Marine Careers

Students majoring in science, engineering or mathematics may compete for one of our ten summer research internships (supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences) or a Physical Ocean Science & Engineering (POSE) summer internship. These summer interns conduct guided research in marine science.

Other undergraduate students with backgrounds in science or policy disciplines (economics, political science, international relations) who want to research the legal, political, and social aspects of the marine environment and the policy implications may want to apply for a Marine Policy internship.

Marine Sciences Summer Program

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program awards ten science, engineering, and mathematics undergraduates summer internships to conduct guided research in marine science. Learn More 




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Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
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Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-8062
Geography and Spatial Sciences: 302-831-2294 • Earth Sciences: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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