USC Sea Grant’s Education strategies focus on providing career training opportunities through partnerships with scientists, managers, and policymakers at local and regional nongovernmental organizations, and business organizations who are similar to students both culturally and experientially, a critical element in helping students see themselves in these roles. This effort includes programs like career shadowing, internships for high school students with researchers or experts in the field, and longer-term, paid internships. Further, USC Sea Grant provides an avenue for increasing knowledge and skills through the California Naturalist Training, conducted in partnership with the University of California, providing certification that allows participants to leverage their new skills in pursuing careers in interpretation, restoration, or stewardship.