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The application period for the 2023 Lapenta Internship will be open from Oct 1 2022 to Jan 5 2023 (about one extra week will be allowed for processing of recommendation letters).  The 2023 Lapenta Internship will run from June 5 to August 11.

NOAA is offering paid summer internships targeted towards current 2nd and 3rd-year undergraduate and enrolled graduate students to work in areas that will provide robust research and/or operational experience that will prepare the student for further study in NOAA fields, for application to fellowships or for the NOAA-mission workforce. This internship program enables the National Weather Service, (NWS), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Ocean Service (NOS) and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO to target the skills needed to fulfill their specific mission needs. Projects may be focused on research areas or the development of operational products such as decision support tools, climate and weather forecast models, population dynamics of fish populations, ecosystem modeling, hydrology, ocean circulation models, unmanned systems (both in air and under water), data analysis methodologies, social science, and strategies to communicate climate and weather information pertaining to NOAA's mission to the public and to stakeholders. Overall, students will focus on areas that will meet the future needs of NOAA’s ever-broadening user community and address immediate challenges across a diverse spectrum from the sun to the bottom of our oceans.

The internship provides intensive, hands on training in NOAA mission fields, a stipend of $6000 for 10 weeks, Housing at the internship site, and travel to the host site. We also pay abstract fees for conferences such as AGU and AMS.

How to apply:

  1. Review our web site at
  2. Register for an account at
  3. Prepare the following to be uploaded to the site
    • A personal statement
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • A transcript (unofficial is sufficient) from your institution
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required to be submitted on your behalf. At least one reference must be from a professor or academic advisor.  The second reference may also be an academic reference or a character reference that can speak to your capabilities and interests as they relate to the internship. You are responsible for checking your application status online to ensure both letters have been submitted. 
  5. If you have any questions about the application process please contact Lapenta team at or the contacts on this page
  6. There will be three information sessions for interested students:  October 27, 2-4 pm EDT (, November 16, 2022, 8-9:30 pm EST ( and on December 8, 1:30-3:30 pm EST (  Lapenta staff members will be on hand to answer questions and provide application guidance.

About NOAA

From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need, when they need it.

NOAA’s mission to better understand our natural world and help protect its precious resources extends beyond national borders to monitor global weather and climate, and work with partners around the world. 

Our agency holds key leadership roles in shaping international ocean, fisheries, climate, space and weather policies. NOAA’s many assets — including research programs, vessels, satellites, science centers, laboratories and a vast pool of distinguished scientists and experts — are essential, internationally recognized resources. We work closely with other nations to advance our ability to predict and respond to changes in climate and other environmental challenges that imperil Earth’s natural resources, human life and economic vitality.


Must be enrolled in an undergraduate (sophomore and junior status only) or graduate degree program, and be a U.S. Citizen willing to undergo a security background check.  US citizenship must be in hand by Jan 1, 2023.

Students from all STEM majors relevant to NOAA's mission will be considered.

NOAA’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan states that:

“NOAA’s unique mission of science, service, and stewardship demands a diverse workforce to reflect, understand, and respond to the varied communities and stakeholders we serve. Equally important is an inclusive work environment that drives employee and organizational performance. NOAA recognizes that a sustained commitment to strengthening diversity and inclusion is critical to enable a future where societies and the world’s ecosystems reinforce each other and are mutually resilient in the face of sudden and prolonged change.”

Members of groups underrepresented in the sciences including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ+ persons with disabilities, veterans, first-generation college students, and economically disadvantaged students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internship Information

  • Job ID: 66761363
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Nationwide: In Person/remote, United States
  • Company Name For Internship: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Position Title: William M Lapenta NOAA Student Internship
  • Industry: Government
  • Job Function: Science
  • Job Type: Intern
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