Careers and Internships

Volunteers remove a derelict vessel.
Volunteers remove a derelict vessel. (Photo Credit: American Littoral Society)

There are no open positions at this time. Please continue checking the MDP website or for future jobs and updates. For more information about jobs at NOAA and student opportunities, including internships, please visit the NOAA Careers webpage.

Cleaning up U.S. beaches and coasts is a big job, and it cannot be done without everyone pitching in. Local groups organize cleanups year-round in nearly every state, and they often rely on volunteers for help. The MDP can help you find a cleanup to join. Email the program’s outreach staff at, and they will get you started.