Community Engaged Internships
About the Internship Program
The Community Engaged Internship Program is a paid summer internship. It provides opportunities for undergraduate students from historically marginalized and underserved communities to lead community-based projects that focus on environmental and resilience needs.
The program is an excellent career development opportunity for students with an interest in marine science and coastal community engagement. The program is also part of the National Sea Grant Community Engaged Internship (CEI) Program.
Other benefits include professional development and training opportunities, mentorship by Consortium staff, and peer discussions with other participants in CEI across the country.
Interns work with an S.C. Sea Grant Consortium staff member, and often a community member or group, to develop a summer project in their community.
The projects to work on vary by year, and are based on the Consortium’s strategic plan, along with feedback from communities about their needs and interests.
This program is open to ethnically diverse students from, or students serving, historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.
Students must be undergraduates attending a 2- or 4-year accredited university or college in South Carolina, or South Carolina residents attending university out-of-state.