S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
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Ocean and Marine Science Careers with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. We are a state agency with a main office in Charleston, established to manage the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program for South Carolina.

The Consortium’s mission is to generate and provide science-based information to improve the social and economic well-being of coastal residents while ensuring the optimal use and conservation of marine and coastal natural resources.

Currently Hiring

Jobs listed here have not yet been filled and we are still accepting applications. We encourage you to apply.

Coastal GIS Specialist

The Coastal GIS Specialist will sit on our Extension Team and will collaborate with Consortium staff and a variety of constituencies to provide hands-on operational and technical support and spatial data information products to coastal communities, resource managers, and interest groups.

Clean Marina Program Graduate Assistant

A paid internship to work with the Coastal Communities Specialist on the Clean Marina Program. The intern will have opportunities to work in the field and office, will travel to and visit marinas across the state, and will network with public entities and private industry to encourage sustainable practices along South Carolina waterways.

Blue Carbon Database Graduate Assistant

A paid internship to work with the Interdisciplinary and Partnerships Lead to address pathways and challenges for private sector investment in coastal natural resources via Blue Carbon crediting in the U.S. Southeast. The project will identify parcels at different stages of development that may have the potential for Blue Carbon crediting and estimate carbon sequestration gains through enhanced conservation or restoration. 

Extension Graduate Assistant

A paid internship to work directly with the Consortium Assistant Director for Development and Extension, as well as the Extension Program Specialists on tasks related to extension activities including real estate professional education programs and coordination of the South Carolina Coastal Information Network – enabling the intern to have exposure to wide variety of partners and connections. 

Marine Debris Program Graduate Assistant

Are you looking for a paid internship that will prepare you for a career in environmental quality? Passionate about clean coastal lands and waterways? Interested in being part of a team developing outreach programs about marine debris prevention and removal in coastal South Carolina? If yes, then this position is for you.


The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is a South Carolina state agency, providing a generous state benefits package and parking to full-time employees.

General Applications

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium will accept unsolicited resumes and letters of interest. Your inquiry should include your area of interest, resume, and an introduction letter. You may include a CV and references.

Send your inquiry to Marlena Davis, Human Resources Manager at marlena.davis@scseagrant.org.

No phone calls, please.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. South Carolina is making our veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium participates in E-Verify.