INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES SOUGHT FOR SUMMER 2014 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS                                                 
The NOAA Office of Education (OEd) is seeking NOAA offices and programs nationwide to host Undergraduate Scholarship recipients in the Educational Partnership Program (EPP) and Hollings Scholarship Program.  Internship opportunities are sought for 136 scholarship recipients to participate in a 9-week OEd paid internship in NOAAmission-related research, technological, policy, management, and education activities, beginning May 26, 2014.

Host offices are requested to identify a discrete project that the undergraduate scholar can complete within a 9-week timeframe.  Internship opportunities must be submitted in the Student Scholarship Internship Opportunity(SSIO) on-line system.  To access the SSIO, go to https://oedwebapps.iso.noaa.gov/ssio.  The SSIO is open for past and potential NOAA mentors to view, update, delete, or create new internship opportunities.
Starting October, 1, 2013, new scholarship recipients will begin exploring the internship opportunities posted in the SSIO.  Scholars must select an internship by April 1, 2014.  
Undergraduate scholars are U.S. citizens and full-time undergraduate students majoring in NOAA mission sciences, including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including, geography, physics, hydrology, and science teacher education.  Scholarship recipients receive an OEd-funded award that includes academic assistance, a 10-week paid internship, housing assistance, conference travel, and round-trip travel to the internship site.
The NOAA OEd Undergraduate Scholarship Programs provide NOAA with a valuable mechanism to help realize the vision and achieve the goals of the NOAA Strategic Plan. The Undergraduate Scholarship Programs also support NOAA’s cross-cutting priorities of promoting environmental literacy and developing, valuing, and sustaining a world-class workforce.
For assistance in hosting an EPP or Hollings undergraduate scholar please contact the NOAA Office of Education, Student Scholarship Programs, at: StudentScholarshipPrograms@noaa.gov.
Know a student pursuing a degree in the NOAA mission sciences?  The application period for the 2014 EPP and HollingsUndergraduate Scholarship Programs is now open through January 31, 2014.  Please share with students who may be interested in applying.  For information on program benefits, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, students are encouraged to visit: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/ (Scholarships).

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