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Internships

Below is a summary of 2019 approved internships.  USNA POC and Agency supplemental information is contained for each internship. Detailed descriptions of each internship will be released shortly.  Contact the listed USNA POC to apply and for additional information. 

Learn more about the 2019 Oceanography internships and application process!

Title of Internship USNA Faculty Sponsor PTE Eligible Host Eligibility info, Special requirements, Notes
Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)  Honolulu, HI  _ Typhoon Forecasting   and Environmental Impacts CDR Keith Thompson Yes Navy Must be an oceanography major.  Desired - course work via S0414 or S0 513.  Available during BLOCK 2 ONLY.
National Weather Center (NWC) and University of Oklahoma@  Norman OK with multiple data collection locations  _  Severe Weather In-Field Training (SWIFT) Assoc. Prof. Barrett & LCDR Burich Yes DoD/ Joint Intended for Oceanography majors but open to all MIDN who have completed S0254 or with demonstrated exceptional abilities.  BLOCK 0 ONLY, with evenings, nights, and weekend work.
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) , Springfield , VA or St Louis, MO  _  Geospatial Intelligence Research CDR Bill Swick Yes Federal Government Rising 1/C or rising 2/C, with rising 3fC be exception.  Preference is an Oceanography major with supporting coursework.  Others considered if they have the background for projects.
Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC)@ Stennis MS  _  weather prediction and data analysis CDR Keith Thompson Yes Navy Can be scheduled in Blocks 1, 2 or 3.  Appropriate academic background and coursework required.
Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) @ Narragansett, RI  _ EV  Nautilus _ Deep Ocean Exploration CDR Bill Swick Yes Non-Profit Rising 1/C or rising 2/C Oceanography or Ocean Engineering major.  Must have completed intro Oceanography course (S0271 or S0 287). Requires public speaking skills and navigation skills.
Office of Emergency Management@  Annapolis, MD _  Studies in Emergency Management & Disaster Planning Mr. Alexander Davies Yes City Gov't Open to any major;  preference for Oceanography  major or MIDN with background interest in applied
meteorology, emergency mgmt, disaster prep. Must have completed relevant background course and working knowledge of MATLAB, GIS or similar analytical software.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography  (Scripps ; SIO)@ LaJolla, CA  _  variety of oceanography  research projects Prof. Cecily Steppe Yes University-affiliated research ctr Available Blocks 0+1 only.  Must have completed S0251, Descriptive Physical Oceanography courses. Experience with MATLAB and statistics desirable, as is additional class in faculty POC's research field. Contact USNA faculty POC for project and course info.
SPAWAR@  San Diego, CA or Pt. Loma, CA _  Navy Marine Mammal Training CDR Bill Swick No Navy 2-wks long with MIDN responsible for all costs.  No PTE credit.  Open to Oceanography majors.
Toolik Field Station@ North Slope - Toolik, AK  _  Tundra Material Flux Field Study CDR Shawn Gallaher Yes DoD I Joint / USCG Rising 1/ or 2/C STEM major, with min of 2.7 QPR.  HUM/SS majors by exception.  Preference given to MIDN with previous experience in Arctic field or lab research, and with an interest in capstone or research in Polar Science field during the academic year.
Training and Research in Oceanic and atmospheric Processes In Tropical Cyclones (TROPIC) CAPT Beth Sanabia Yes U.S. Air Force Block 3 only.   Rising 1fC or 2/C Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, CS or Cyber majors. (Oceanography majors - completion of synoptic or tropical meteorology.) Selectees must conduct  Honors or Independent Research project with faculty internship sponsor in AY20.
University of Alaska@ Anchorage, AK  _  Research with the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) CDR Shawn Gallaher Yes OHS / University
affiliated research center
Rising 1/ or 2/C STEM major, with min of 2.7 QPR.  HUM/SS majors by exception.  Preference given to MIDN with previous experience in Arctic field or lab research, and with an interest in capstone or research in Polar Science field during the academic year
University of Delaware, Lewes, DE _  Robotics Discovery Laboratory Asst Prof Joseph Smith Yes University Rising 1/C or 21C Oceanography majors preferred.  Other well-qualified M&S or E&W majors and highly qualified 3/C considered by exception.   Should have background/interest in littoral oceanography, robotics technologies and/or coastal engineering
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