A Work-Ready Training Program


The Summer Scholars Program is a PAID 10-week program that places undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations (tribal, public agency, non-profit, non-governmental). It provides a diversity of students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. Scholars can assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analysis, research, policy development, and outreach and public engagement efforts.

The goal of the OSG Summer Scholars Program is to contribute to a diverse ocean workforce that understands technical and social challenges facing coastal communities and the natural environment. In addition, the program helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management and outreach.

Please review the "How to Apply" section of this website and the Application Resources page for more information about how to assemble a strong application. In addition, you may reach out to Jenny Engels with additional questions.


The 2023 Summer Scholars application and list of 2023 hosts, internship locations, and projects are available now!  The 2023 application deadline is February 15, 2023, at 11:30 p.m. Pacific time. 

No letters of recommendation are required. Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university (or who will have graduated during the 2022-2023 academic year) may apply.


Here's a video that provides an overview of what the Summer Scholars Program is all about:

2021 Sea Grant Summer Scholars 

"Meet the Scholars" on the Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Blog

  • Joshua Fackrell
  • Charlotte Klein
  • Phoenix McFarlane
  • Lisette Perez
  • Jessica French
  • Andrea Vega
  • Amishi Singh
  • Grace Roa
  • Mikayla Reuter
  • Yalin Li
  • Lucas Parvin