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).

The program 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 the 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 newest application and position descriptions will be posted by February 1, 2024; and the application deadline will be February 15, 2024.

2024 Summer Scholars application

List of 2024 hosts, internship locations, and projects

To get an idea for what to expect, see below for information from 2023:

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 2023-2024 academic year) may apply.

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

2023 Sea Grant Summer Scholars 

  • Walter Avila
  • Maia Norton
  • Sadie Horner
  • Russell Van Duyne
  • Taylor Cockrell
  • Aiden Rooney
  • Lauren Rice
  • Genie Springer
  • Tate Scarpaci
  • Caroline Rice
  • Sof Fox
  • Connor Gonzales
  • Louli Ziels

2022 Sea Grant Summer Scholars 

  • Alex Ang
  • Brook Ashcraft
  • Emma Chesley
  • Jaime Gutierrez
  • Matthew Jack
  • Lauren Rice
  • Chance Rueppel
  • Sophie Truempi
  • Louli Ziels
  • April Jordan
  • Armand Martinez
  • Star Campos Garcia

2021 Sea Grant Summer Scholars 

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