National Ocean Service Intern Program


To establish an Intern Program which will provide unique opportunities for cooperative study, research, and development that would be of major benefit in advancing the number and diversity of skilled engineers, scientists, and managers in the environmental arena who are familiar with the techniques and technologies used by the National Ocean Service (NOS).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/20/2009 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Executive Order 11748, Title VII, Part A, Section 717, Public Law 99-506, 42 U.S.C. 2000
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Primary awards will be available to nonprofit organizations. Internships are restricted to recent college graduates and have a maximum cumulative duration of 24 months for any individual.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Benefits to the Nation are increased opportunities for recent college graduates to increase public awareness and gain exposure to government programs that affect the Nation's coastal areas and resources. This program will also promote interest in civil service as a career. Benefits also include a transfer of the techniques, technologies, and methods used by NOS to the next generation of engineers, scientists, and managers in the environmental arena. Interns who are selected by the program will receive increased training and skill enhancement as identified by the particular Internship opportunity in which they participate.
Applicants are required to satisfy all Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) standards and regulations, including routine and special terms and conditions, for financial assistance programs application and conduct. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-21 for educational institutions and A-22 for nonprofit organizations.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grantee: Candidate partners will submit an application for financial assistance (SF 424) with statement of work to be performed and proposed amount. This program is subject to the requirements of OMB Circular Title 2 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, as applicable. The Statement of work should include the proposed plan for advertising and recruitment, costs for recruiting, selecting, and administering an intern based on duration and stipend level of the internship. Intern: Intern candidates will apply for internships developed, documented, and funded by a component of NOS, and transmitted, after review by the project office, to the grantee who shall advertise them according to their proposed plan. The grantee will screen the applicants based on the documented requirements of the internship and transmit the highest qualified (typically 5 to 10) to NOS for further review. NOS will assign priority sequences to the candidates who will be offered the internship by the grantee in that order. Funding of the intern and administrative supervision will be through the grantee according to their proposal. The interns will work in Governmental offices under the technical supervision of the Government. Proposals are submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the Office of Coast Survey. Proposals are subject to the requirements of as applicable.
Award Procedure
Awards are made on the basis of proposal evaluation, technical review, and administrative review.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Approval time is expected to range from 90 to 180 days, which includes processing of the award through the NOS, NOAA, and DOC financial assistance functions.
From 120 to 180 days.
From 120 to 180 days. Cooperative activities are generally approved on an annual fiscal year basis, but may be continued beyond the first year, subject to satisfactory progress and availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Primary grantee may use funds to recruit and evaluate candidate interns and to administer and fund stipends for implemented internships.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements."
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Five years with funding approved annually. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Kadija Baffoe-Harding
1305 East West Highway
SSMC 4 Room 13267
Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
Phone: 2405330955
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18 est $75,000.00; FY 17 est $75,000.00; FY 16$0.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
0 to 75000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


Federal Grants Resources