The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) Program Seeks Interns

Posted on April 7, 2022
The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) Program Seeks Interns
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Position Summary
The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) program, in cooperation with Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, is offering an internship opportunity to support conservation policy efforts. This program aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean, Great Lakes and marine sciences by offering paid internships to students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or indigenous and tribal populations. The IISG intern will be part of a national cohort of students, participating in an array of professional development trainings.
The IISG intern will be part of a national cohort of students. Each intern is expected to participate in all aspects of the CEI program:

• On-the-ground learning experience, including completion of a project that extends the knowledge of community stakeholders to address a coastal, marine or Great Lakes issue of environmental, economic and/or social importance.
• Mentoring by Sea Grant and Shedd professionals, Sea Grant funded researchers and Knauss Fellows.
• Virtual professional development sessions and training opportunities.
• Peer discussions with other interns in the cohort using Slack or other virtual platforms.
• Graduation ceremony to celebrate accomplishments, network with peers and other professionals (in-person meeting included, dependent on status of COVD-19 restrictions).
• Participation in pre/post evaluation.

This paid, full-time summer internship will be 10-12 weeks long, depending on the intern’s availability, starting no later than June 1, 2022. The intern will have the choice to work remotely, in-person at the Shedd Aquarium, or a hybrid schedule. If the status of COVID worsens, the intern can work completely remotely. Occasional travel may be possible for the internship, depending on travel status policies.

For full internship details, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit For questions about this opportunity, email Angela Archer at