FCCMS summer internships offer students enrolled in the five campuses financial support ($3,000-$4,000) for 10-week summer research positions at approved marine laboratories. Juniors are given priority during selection. You do not need to be working on the certificate to be eligible for these internships. However, preference is given to certificate students needing to complete a research project.
You must be an undergraduate attending Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College or the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to be eligible for these internships.
Graduating seniors are not eligible. International students may apply.
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE students may be able to use their Lynk funding for these internships and are strongly encouraged to meet all Lynk application deadlines in addition to completing the FCCMS application.
SMITH COLLEGE students who are NOT working on the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Certificate must apply for these internships through the
Smith College Environmental Science & Policy Program.
Project sites may include:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) labs, US Fish and Wildlife Service field sites, National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs), and other public and private marine research institutions all over the United States.Past internship opportunities have included participation in research on marine mammals, sea turtles, birds, seagrass, salt marsh ecology and restoration, fish biology/ecology and climate change. Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable experience conducting fieldwork, processing samples in the lab, performing data analysis, and participating in research cruises.These internships may provide an excellent opportunity to work towards fulfilling FCCMS certificate requirements for field/lab work and independent research.