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Sea Grant Trainee Program Overview

Sea Grant awards traineeships to full-time registered graduate students who are working toward advanced degrees related to the marine or coastal sciences. Trainees are expected to make good progress toward their degrees, to remain in good academic standing, and to participate in approved Sea Grant research projects.

Each year, the USC Sea Grant Program offers qualified graduate students the opportunity to work with principal investigators on Sea Grant funded projects. The projects provide training in the students' major fields, and often provide material for dissertations and theses. The Trainees work closely with faculty conducting Sea Grant research to formulate research methods and implement them.

A Sea Grant Trainee is expected to work as an investigator (not simply a laboratory helper or inexpensive laborer) on the project. The Trainee is not considered an employee, so no hourly requirements are to be set.

For more information
Phyllis Grifman
grifman@usc.edu
213.740.1963