Undergraduate Student Opportunities

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N.H. Sea Grant supports two programs designed to provide undergraduate students with career enhancing experiences. UNH’s Undergraduate Ocean Research Program (Tech 797) is only available for students attending the University. The Brian Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship is available to students from any of the state’s colleges or universities. 

For more information on NHSG and UNH Cooperative Extension fellowships and internships, check out this video produced by Doyle Fellow Brittany Debelis (UNH Manchester '12).

For fellowship opportunities across the Sea Grant network, see the National Sea Grant website.

The Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship — Fellows spend the summer working with N.H. Sea Grant staff seeking to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions regarding our marine resources. These paid opportunities are appropriate for a wide range of majors and lead to students participating in such program areas as:

Fisheries and Aquaculture
Marine Literacy
Coastal Communities and Climate Adaptation
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Applications will be accepted from students beginning their junior or senior year at any four-year undergraduate institution in New Hampshire. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 stipend over an eight-week internship. Students interested in applying for a Doyle Fellowship must submit:

--Two-page statement of interest
--Recommendation from a faculty member or advisor. 

The statement of interest should include a N.H. Sea Grant extension program area that the student would like to work in as well as any particular goal(s) the applicant would like to achieve during his or her fellowship.

DUE DATE: To be determined
Recipient Notification:  To be determined

Materials can be submitted electronically to nh.seagrant@unh.edu or via mail to:

New Hampshire Sea Grant Director's Office
Morse Hall, Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, N.H. 03824

For more information, please contact Mark Wiley at mark.wiley@unh.edu or 603.862.6702.

Tech 797 — Sponsored by the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering and N.H. Sea Grant, and available for students attending UNH, TECH 797 is a senior design course alternative that offers financial support for projects in the marine area. Interdisciplinary teams of three to five students work with a sponsoring faculty member on his or her research project. During the yearlong course, team members must deal with the corporate, business, and research communities to obtain advice, direction, information, and the equipment and materials required to complete their projects. The teams produce real solutions to real problems and the class wraps up with the teams presenting their results to a jury of marine professionals. Often, their work leads to the discovery of new knowledge and the development of new technology.

To see past Tech 797 projects, visit our Project Information Database.

For more information on Tech 797, contact either of the directors:

Larry Harris (Zoology) 603.862.3897, larry.harris@unh.edu

Rob Swift (Mechanical Engineering) 603.862.1837, mrswift@unh.edu

Brittany Debelis 2012 Doyle Fellow

2012 Doyle Fellow

Photo courtesy of Sarah Van Horn

Tech 797 team

Tech 797 team