Sea Grant Scholars are graduate and undergraduate students – and occasional recent graduates – taking part in Oregon Sea Grant’s fellowship and internship programs to learn about marine science, management and policy-making from the inside while gaining valuable professional skills.
Their projects, typically from three months to a year in duration, may be based on the Oregon coast, on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, at a state or federal research lab, at the state capitol – or even in Washington, D.C.
Like everything Oregon Sea Grant does, our Sea Grant Scholars effort is driven by our strategic goals:
- improving human health and safety related to ocean and coastal resource use
- promoting social progress and economic vitality, and
- enhancing the sustainability of coastal ecosystems.
The strategic goals are realized through two cross-cutting goals: (1) creating an informed and engaged society, and (2) investment in and use of sound science. Our overarching goal is public service through science. Sea Grant Scholars – many of whom have gone on to noteworthy achievements in science, public policy and the private sector – are excellent illustrations of these goals at work.