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  • The Geosciences Program takes place over six (6) weeks in the summer at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in Princess Anne, MD.

    Geosciences Program Interns:

    • Reside in the UMES residence halls (housing and meals are provided), accompanied by trained resident assistants.
    • Participate in lectures and field trips with hands-on activities in areas of geoscience such as atmospheric science, biogeochemistry, civil and environmental engineering, environmental science, marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, physical oceanography, remote sensing/GIS and related fields.
    • Enroll in either College Algebra or Calculus I (dependent upon math placement test score) and Freshman Seminar course.
    • Receive $500 per week, paid bi-weekly and reimbursement for travel to/from UMES.

    Eligibility Criteria

    The Geosciences Program is for graduating high school seniors who:

    • Are either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
    • Have been accepted into an accredited US college/university. Preference will be given to students entering the institutions listed on the Application Information page. 
    • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in a geoscience discipline, such as atmospheric science, engineering (civil, electrical, environmental, ocean), environmental science, geography, marine biology, marine chemistry/biogeochemistry, marine geology, marine science, meteorology, physical oceanography, remote sensing/GIS, etc.

    Program Benefits

    • Paid travel to and from UMES, housing, meals, stipend and tuition and fees for two (2) for-credit college courses (Math and Freshman Seminar, credited through UMES).
    • Students who attend a NOAA Cooperative Science Center (CSC) university partner may be eligible for scholarship opportunities and research positions through their respective center. Read about the Centers, their research and their academic partners.
    • A network of faculty and staff that can provide support for finding future internships and opportunities with one of our partners, such as The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP).