Student opportunities at NGI include:
- Gaining fundamental science foundation by working on NGI supported projects;
- Attending meetings and conferences that allow networking with fellow students, researchers and educators in the northern Gulf region; and
- Participating in NGI sponsored contests such as the Student Poster Contest and Student Photo/Video Contests held in conjunction with the annual NGI conferences.
In addition, NOAA and NGI currently conduct three internship programs. Mississippi State University and the Northern Gulf Institute host outstanding interns at the John C. Stennis Space Center, MS under two of those internship programs.
NOAA NGI Diversity Internship Program
The third and largest internship program is the NOAA NGI Diversity Internship Program, which is administered by NGI partner Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Students are selected based on their interests and availability to work in various research centers or field laboratories in the northern Gulf. They are teamed with a mentor who assigns them work that is relevant to the NGI mission and NOAA workforce development.