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Do You Love the Ocean?

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and our partner organizations have a huge demand for trained professionals in coastal science and supporting fields.

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All degree fields can find a meaningful environmental career at Sea Grant

What does the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium do?

We generate and provide science-based information about coastal and marine issues.

Our staff are involved in research, communication, education, office management, and community engagement. Our goal is to improve the social and economic well-being of people who live on the coast, and ensure the best use and conservation of natural resources.

We get important scientific information to the people who need it to make good decisions.

Our Consortium members include the top universities in South Carolina.

Clemson University
Coastal Carolina
College of Charleston
MUSC
SCDNR
SC State University
The Citadel
University of South Carolina

What kinds of areas do we work in?

Fisheries

We work with the commercial fishing industry to make it resilient and sustainable.

Aquaculture

We develop new ways to sustainably farm seafood.

Not a scientist? Not a problem!

Sea Grant also has careers in administration, human resources, accounting, and more. Find where you belong >

Coastal Hazards

We prepare coastal cities for weather events such as hurricanes and flooding.

Environmental Quality

We provide resources to residents, governments, and industries about best practices for protecting the environment.

Nature-Based Tourism

We provide resources to residents, governments, and industries about best practices for protecting the environment.

Resilience to Climate Change Impacts

We work with local residents and governments to prepare for climate change and sea-level rise.

Science Communication

We develop tools such as websites and magazines to teach the general public about new research in marine and coastal science.

Community Engagement

We provide resources to residents, governments, and industries about best practices for protecting the environment.

Sustainable Economic Development

We help balance job creation with natural conservation.

Marine Education

We develop materials and programs for K-12 teachers and run programs for students directly.

Economics

We study the economic impacts of things like coastal development, climate change, and environmental quality.

Jumpstart your environmental career.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is part of a nationwide organization with 34 programs in coastal and Great Lakes states. We are also affiliated with NOAA, and work with big-name partners, universities, organizations, and government agencies. We can provide a lifetime of opportunities.

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How do I get started with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium?

Careers with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium start as an undergrad or grad student! We have many grant and fellowship opportunities to get your foot in the door.

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What kinds of jobs do people have at the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium?

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Extension Agents

Agents work in the field. Each agent has a specialty area, and finds out what kinds of information or help their communities need and ways to provide it.

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Grant and Fellowship Management

Our management staff help students get funding and learning opportunities.

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Marine Science Educators

Our educators train teachers in marine science topics for their classrooms and develop curricula and other teaching materials based on current science standards.

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Science Communicators

Our communicators do everything from writing, to graphic design, to web development, to photography and videography.

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Administration

Sea Grant has admin staff, IT staff, and HR staff just like any organization! Administration lends valuable support to our mission.

Can you see yourself at Sea Grant?

Send your contact info and we will get you in touch with a S.C. Sea Grant Consortium mentor in your area of interest.

Your mentor can answer your questions and help you find resources like fellowships and grants.