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NOAA AWARDS FUNDS MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION FOR INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS ORGANIZATION
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration granted more than
$1.7 million to the Environmental Careers Organization to provide
work experience to college graduates at NOAA’s National Ocean
Service. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
“College graduates will gain valuable experience from working closely with NOAA employees everyday, and will hopefully gain interest in joining the NOAA team,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “NOAA and the Bush Administration are working to improve the understanding of our environment and to strengthen local and regional initiatives like the Environmental Careers Organization.”
Each year, NOAA awards approximately $900 million in grants to members of the academic, scientific and business communities to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission to study the Earth’s natural systems in order to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property, and provide decision makers with reliable scientific information. NOAA’s goals and programs reflect a commitment to these basic responsibilities of science and service to the nation for the past 34 years.
NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources. To learn more about NOAA, please visit http://www.noaa.gov.