For Brendan Rice, the best part of working with Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) was “gaining real-world experience that applied to my field of study.” Brendan, a Virginia Commonwealth University student in business marketing, joined VASG as Event Planning and Management Intern in the fall to help with our annual event: The Project Participants’ Symposium. He [...]
Fellowships & Internships
- Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowships
- NMFS-Sea Grant Population Dynamics PhD Fellowship
- NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics PhD Fellowship
- NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
- Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
- Collaborative Fisheries Research Graduate Fellowship
- Science Communication Internship
- Photography Internship
- Coastal and Marine Law and Policy Internship
- Summer Coastal and Marine Policy Internship
Stories about or by Students
Virgnia’s 2013 Knauss Fellows will begin their fellowships in February. Theresa Davenport will spend her Knauss fellowship as an analyst in NOAA’s Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation (PPE). She will help set the course for NOAA by helping develop a 5 year strategic plan for research and development and by helping the office stay up-to-date on emerging science and policy issues.
Davenport, who has a master’s in marine science from VIMS, says she is looking forward to being part of the team that helps shape NOAA’s research direction and helping ensure that the best available research i
Viruses tend to fly—or float—under the radar when it comes to most water quality standards, but Wendi Quidort’s research may be changing that soon. The Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow, who is working towards her Ph.D. at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), has been making some interesting discoveries about what viruses released from wastewater treatment plants might be doing in Virginia’s creeks and estuaries.
Virginia Sea Grant currently has four great fellowships available for current and finishing graduate students. Check them out and submit your application today!
Gabrielle Saluta and Theresa Davenport have been named finalists for the 2013 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
As a Knauss Fellow in the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO), one of my primary duties is as coordinator for the Sustainable Coastal Development and the Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities Focus Areas. That means that I develop conferences, discussions, and seminars relating to coastal community issues and that
The Virginia Sea Grant Communication Center was lucky to have a full house for the summer of 2012. We had three great interns helping us with everything from photography and design to communications research. Brandon Durant joined us from the George Mason University Communications Department to conduct focus groups and interviews to help us understand [...]
Every morning as I travel on the elevator up to the seventh floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF), each floor that I pass houses programs in a different discipline of science. In the same way, my experience as a Knauss Fellow in the Ocean Sciences Division of NSF has taken me through a broad range of ocean research. One day I read about coral reef work and the next I “dive” into the world of deep sea flagellates.
As a Knauss Fellow with the Committee on Natural Resources, my primary activities include researching legislation and hearing topics and drafting memoranda, opening statements for the Ranking Member, and questions for witnesses. I also attend meetings and briefings to understand policy issues and help the Committee take action where appropriate.
As the summer photo intern, Kathryn documented Virginia Sea Grant’s research and extension events and started developing a collection of portraits of the men and women behind Virginia’s local seafood.
As a Virginia Sea Grant marketing intern, Yangyang is hitting the streets to determine whether a community-supported fishery (CSF) would be viable in Williamsburg.
Katie Thatcher is researching organizational, legal, and sustainability framework for the ideal community supported fishery the Williamsburg area.
Brandon Durant is applying his experience and education in science communication to conduct focus groups and interviews that will inform Virginia Sea Grant’s strategic communication strategy.
As a Virginia Sea Grant Communications Intern, Keya Jackson tried her hand at layout and design, led a focus group to gather communications research data, and conducted the research necessary to inform a future redesign of the Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin.
ODU student William Boll shares his experience as an intern aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer on an expedition to survey and map deep-sea canyons off the Northeast coast of the United States.
Diamondback terrapins face a variety of threats—from coastal development to crab fishing. A team of VASG-funded researchers are mapping terrapin habitat and threats to aid in the development of effective management strategies.
Virginia Sea Grant has awarded two-year Graduate Research Fellowships to five students at Virginia institutions. The fellowship supports Ph.D. students engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. The program emphasizes communication skills, and fellows work with outreach or end-user mentors t
15 of Virginia’s federal and state organizations gathered on May 24 to tour the Okeanos Explorer and hear about one new success story: a collaboration that is putting deep-sea data that is usually difficult and expensive to obtain into the hands of Virginia’s management agencies.
On Tuesday, May 29, an Old Dominion University (ODU) student hit the high seas to map the deep sea canyons that separate the mid-Atlantic’s continental shelf from the ocean abyss.
On a warm morning last August, Ryan Schloesser and his labmate, student Lauren Nys, trawled off Oyster, VA. After a summer filled with collecting fish, they worked with experienced ease, throwing around jokes as smoothly as they tossed their nets behind the boat. What they pull up in their nets should help fisheries managers better predict the size of fish populations.