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Jobs and Internships in the Office of Protected Resources
Job Postings for the Office of Protected Resources (OPR):
- There are no vacancies at this time.
- Federal Job Postings for Students
Studentjobs.gov provides information on thousands of Federal Government job opportunities. There is no charge for using Studentjobs.gov and users are not required to pre-register to look for a job. Jobs are available for students in high school through graduate school.
- Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)
The PMF Program is a leadership development fellowship designed to attract outstanding master's or doctoral-level students to careers in the Federal service.
- ORISE Program
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides scholarships and internship experiences for junior and senior year undergraduate college students attending minority serving institutions and pursuing degrees in areas related to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship
The Knauss fellowship, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year, paid fellowship.
- Student Opportunities in the Office of Protected Resources
The Office of Protected Resources welcomes students who have an interest in marine conservation and who are ready for a rewarding opportunity. While there is no minimum term for internships, they generally last from 6-12 weeks in order for the office and the student to fully benefit from the experience.
Past interns assisted in developing and monitoring marine conservation programs, maintained species information databases, shadowed policy makers to gain exposure to the issues facing marine mammal conservation, worked with other government agencies and industry or partnership programs, attended scientific lectures and briefings on Capitol Hill, and participated in field research.
Qualifications: High school, college, or graduate student who is responsible, has initiative, is ready to learn, can keep a consistent work schedule, and has strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Some opportunities may require additional qualifications, such as knowledge of zoology; aquatic fauna; fishery biology; oceanography; fish culture; marine policy, environmental policy, or any other fishery biology or zoology; research, writing, and other communication skills; field experience; or experience with Adobe or ESRI products.
NOAA employees can apply for the NOAA Rotational Assignment Program each year in February or March. In the past, the Office of Protected Resources has offered detail positions on topics such as: inter-agency consultations, international coordination, grants management, marine mammal stock assessment, national database coordination, species recovery, and web design. Other detail assignments can be arranged with coordination between the potential detailee's organization and the Office of Protected Resources.
Updated: May 23, 2013