Updated 2/05/2021

PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO)

The PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) is a collaborative program between PIFSC and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This program offers qualified participants professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunities tailored to meet their educational and professional goals and interests. PYSO enables participants to work under the guidance of talented staff of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (including JIMAR staff at PIFSC) who will provide challenging work opportunities and one-to-one mentoring in the participant's field of study.

Participants will have the opportunity to work with a mentor on a project that draws from a variety of topics including, but not limited to: fish ecology, protected species, oceanography, fishery economics, stock assessment, coral reef ecology, ecosystem studies, climate studies, marine ecology, environmental monitoring, and social sciences. One participant will be selected for each of the projects being offered each summer.

NOAA Student Educational Opportunities

NOAA's Office of Education hosts a Student Educational Opportunities website with information about scholarships, internships, fellowships, funding levels and more. Opportunities all across NOAA are listed in addition to a Special Opportunities section that highlights student openings in specific geographic locations, in underrepresented communities, and for students with disabilities. These post graduate programs target recent graduates with advanced degrees from a variety of academic disciplines who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, leadership and management of public policies and programs to the Federal Service. Successful completion of this two-year program allows for non-competitive appointments to permanent positions in the Federal service.

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

This NOAA program offers undergraduate and graduate students pursuing academic studies in computer sciences, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, and business an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and exposure to NOAA related disciplines. This program also provides faculty members a chance to pursue research opportunities related to the NOAA mission.