National Ocean Service Intern Program

To establish an Intern Program which will provide unique opportunities for cooperative study, research, and development that would be of major benefit in advancing the number and diversity of skilled engineers, scientists, and managers in the environmental arena who are familiar with the techniques and
technologies used by the National Ocean Service (NOS).

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Greening Youth Foundation, Inc $ 62,297   2018-09-012019-12-31
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Primary grantee may use funds to recruit and evaluate candidate interns and to administer and fund stipends for implemented internships.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Primary awards will be available to nonprofit organizations.

Internships are restricted to recent college graduates and have a maximum cumulative duration of 24 months for any individual.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Benefits to the Nation are increased opportunities for recent college graduates to increase public awareness and gain exposure to government programs that affect the Nation's coastal areas and resources. This program will also promote interest in civil service as a career. Benefits also include a transfer of the techniques, technologies, and methods used by NOS to the next generation of engineers, scientists, and managers in the environmental arena. Interns who are selected by the program will receive increased training and skill enhancement as identified by the particular Internship opportunity in which they participate.


Applicants are required to satisfy all Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) standards and regulations, including routine and special terms and conditions, for financial assistance programs application and conduct. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-21 for educational institutions and A-22 for nonprofit organizations. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Grantee: Candidate partners will submit an application for financial assistance (SF 424) with statement of work to be performed and proposed amount. This program is subject to the requirements of OMB Circular Title 2 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, as applicable. The Statement of work should include the proposed plan for advertising and recruitment, costs for recruiting, selecting, and administering an intern based on duration and stipend level of the internship. Intern: Intern candidates will apply for internships developed, documented, and funded by a component of NOS, and transmitted, after review by the project office, to the grantee who shall advertise them according to their proposed plan. The grantee will screen the applicants based on the documented requirements of the internship and transmit the highest qualified (typically 5 to 10) to NOS for further review. NOS will assign priority sequences to the candidates who will be offered the internship by the grantee in that order. Funding of the intern and administrative supervision will be through the grantee according to their proposal. The interns will work in Governmental offices under the technical supervision of the Government. Proposals are submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the Office of Coast Survey. Proposals are subject to the requirements of as applicable.

Award Procedures

Awards are made on the basis of proposal evaluation, technical review, and administrative review.


Not Applicable.


Executive Order Executive Order 11748, Title VII, Part A, Section 717, Public Law 99-506, 42 U.S.C 2000.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Approval time is expected to range from 90 to 180 days, which includes processing of the award through the NOS, NOAA, and DOC financial assistance functions.


From 120 to 180 days.


From 120 to 180 days. Cooperative activities are generally approved on an annual fiscal year basis, but may be continued beyond the first year, subject to satisfactory progress and availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Five years with funding approved annually. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.



Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements.'



Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $75,000; and FY 18 est $75,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

0 to 75000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Kadija Baffoe-Harding 1305 East West Highway SSMC 4 Room 13267, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Email: Phone: 2405330955

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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