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Position Announcement

Extension Graduate Assistant

About the Position

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium (Consortium) is seeking a part-time Graduate Assistant for the Extension Program to be based at its office in Charleston, South Carolina. The Extension Graduate Assistant will work directly with the Consortium Assistant Director for Development & Extension, as well as the Extension Program Specialists on tasks related to extension activities including workshops, meetings, programs, and grant writing. There is an opportunity to develop a thesis or internship project as part of the work, depending on the student’s interest.

The Consortium is a university-based state agency established in 1980 to optimize the environmental, social, and economic potential of the coastal and marine resources of the state and region through the support of high-quality research, extension, communications, and education programming.

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The Extension Graduate Assistant will:

  • Assist coordinating the SC Coastal Information Network (SCCIN)
  • Assist coordinating Calling the Coast Home; real estate agent education programs with three coastal Realtor® Associations
  • Help research, plan, and implement extension activities
  • Develop publications
  • Conduct small projects independently

Required Qualifications

The chosen graduate assistant will have a well-rounded environmental studies background, experience or a keen interest in extension and outreach programs, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, an ability to coordinate groups and teams of people, superior organizational capability and a willingness to assist in any task.

Position Type


Work Hours and Travel

20 hours/week during fall and spring semesters and up to 29 hrs in the summer. The assistant can start out with shorter hours and work up if that is needed to complete a GA.

To Apply

A complete application will include a letter/e-mail of interest explaining how the internship will be beneficial to the applicant’s career goals, along with a resume or curriculum vitae, and the name of the applicant’s major and/or mentor professor, to be sent in digital format to: Mr. Ryan Bradley,

For questions contact Susan Lovelace,

This position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2020.

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. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium participates in E-Verify.