PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) Program Accepting Applications This February for 2017 Summer Internships

February 17, 2017

The 2017 PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) program website has been updated with the four new projects available this summer.

  • Project A: Growth Rate, Residency Times, and Foraging Ecology of Juvenile Green Turtles in the Oceanic and Nearshore Waters of the Hawaiian Archipelago
  • Project B: Linking Larval Fish Transport with Near-Shore Oceanographic Processes in West Hawai’i Coastal Ecosystem
  • Project C: Optics from Space to Seafloor and Their Applications for Stock Assessment
  • Project D: Science Communications and Outreach for the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey and Climate Change Research

Since 2009, PIFSC has hosted between one and four undergraduate summer interns as part of the PYSO program. These interns have worked on projects ranging from the economic uncertainties of the Honolulu fish auction, to calcium carbonate deposition rates on coral reefs. During the summer internship, the interns will be mentored by a staff scientist and have the opportunity to interact with other NOAA interns that are being hosted at the IRC on Ford Island.

Please share the link with any eligible undergraduate students, or institutions, that you think may be interested.

We are accepting applications from prospective interns between February 17, 2017 and March 17, 2017.

For more information, please see http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/pyso/index.php.