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Community Engaged Internships

The application period for 2022 fellowships will be open March 16 – April 15, 2022.

About the Internship

The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium (Consortium) has established the Community Engaged Internship Program to provide opportunities for undergraduate students from historically marginalized and underserved communities to conduct summer community-based projects that focus on community environmental and resilience needs as aligned with the Consortium’s strategic plan. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Community Engaged Internship Program (SCSGC-CEI) is part of the National Sea Grant Community Engaged Internship (CEI) Program.

Students will enhance their experience through participation in all CEI professional development and training opportunities, mentorship by Consortium staff, and peer discussions with other participants in CEI across the country. Interns will work with a Sea Grant Consortium staff member, and often a community member or group, to develop a summer project in their community.


The Consortium staff will work with community partners to develop priority internship projects for the year. The project descriptions will include a brief description of the community need, a brief description of the project and location, project objectives and outcomes, general idea of time commitment and work days/hours needed (e.g., if weekend work is required) and project mentors.

Note that different projects have different time commitments and funding levels and therefore there may be different compensation for projects.

Eligible Institutions

Undergraduate students attending 2 or 4 year accredited university or college in South Carolina, and South Carolina residents attending university out-of-state are eligible.

How to Apply

Review the 2022 Community Engaged Internship Application Guide. Connect with a faculty mentor to develop an application.

Contact Dr. Brita Jessen, with subject line: CEI application, with any questions or to submit your application materials.