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Applications for the 2024 summer program are now being accepted!

Explore this page to find out more about the program.

The Geosciences Bridge Program offers a 6-week paid internship for students planning to pursue careers in the geosciences. The program includes lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, two for-credit college courses, housing, meals, travel to and from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), and a stipend. 

Get experience

Students in the Geosciences Bridge Program get hands-on experience during the summer before their freshmen year of college. 

The 2024 Geosciences Program will run for six weeks, July 1-August 9. Click here to apply to the program by May 31.

Earn college credit

As part of the Geosciences Bridge Program, students take two college courses in the summer before their freshmen year. 

The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) at UMES. The program introduces high school seniors to ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences, and geographic information systems (GIS)/Remote Sensing techniques. The activities provided and experience on campus strengthen students’ knowledge of mathematics, teach them life skills that will prepare them for college life, and enhance their academic performance through advisement, social support, and tutorial services.

This collaborative summer program is designed to recruit and train high school students, particularly from underrepresented groups, in various areas of the Geosciences field.


NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems at Florida A & M University

NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies at The City College of The City University of New York 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 1540573 and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award NA21SEC4810005. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF or NOAA.  

The Geosciences Bridge Program is a leveraged program of the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center and the NSF CREST Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics

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