Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program

Internships

Keep scrolling to see internship opportunities.
(There are many more opportunities out there than are listed here, so you may want to do additional searching.)

Internships for Undergraduates

Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences NOAA Internship Program
Funded by the Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences Program. Only Five College students are eligible (Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst).
Due March 3, 2014

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) 

Nationwide search for paid internships in marine science. Stipends and application deadlines/procedures vary (some as early as January for the following summer).

Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

REU for rising sophomores and juniors. Due March 15, 2013 (this year's deadline has not yet been posted).

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Summer student fellowships for guided research (only juniors may apply). Due February 15, 2014.

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, ME
Due February 22, 2013 (this year's deadline has not yet been posted).

Duke University Marine Lab REU
Semi-independent research on Pivers Island in Beaufort, North Carolina. 10-week program, free housing, meals, travel and weekly stipend. Due February 15, 2014.

University of Texas Marine Science Institute REU
$5,000 stipend, travel, room & board, and research allowance. Due February 8, 2013 (this year's deadline has not yet been posted).

Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center REU
$5,200 stipend plus housing and travel. Due February 3, 2014.

Ocean Exploration Trust
Internships in ocean science, seafloor mapping, ROV engineering, and vieo engineering/filmmaking. Due January 15, 2014.

Institute for Broadening Participation:
Pathways to Science

A compilation of coastal & marine research opportunities for undergraduates and graduates (you can also search other disciplines). Stipends and application deadlines/procedures vary (some as early as January for summer 2014).

Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory,
University of Southern Mississippi. Fall and spring volunteer internships available.
Due May 1st and November 1st

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
Known for its research in marine science and biomedicine, aquaculture, and ocean engineering, Harbor Branch-FAU is located between Vero Beach and Fort Pierce, Florida, on the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the United States.
Due March 1, 2014.

Seabird & Shorebird Internships/Jobs
Many internships and paid field positions in the Northeast and nationwide, posted in weekly compilations (search on "birdjobs"). Listserve available. Applications and due dates vary by posting.

Job Boards, Internships for Seniors, and Volunteer Internships

Texas A & M Job Board
Too many great opportunities to list: marine mammals, birds, fisheries, sea turtles, etc. Worth a look.

Green Dream Jobs
Find jobs/internships nationwide. There are usually a few marine science postings.

Seabird & Shorebird Internships/Jobs
Many internships and paid field positions in the Northeast and nationwide, posted in weekly compilations (search on "birdjobs"). Listserve available. Applications and due dates vary by posting.

Institute for Broadening Participation:
Pathways to Science

A compilation of coastal & marine research opportunities for undergraduates and graduates (you can also search other disciplines). Stipends and application deadlines/procedures vary (some as early as January for summer 2014).

Ocean Exploration Trust
Internships in ocean science, seafloor mapping, ROV engineering, and vieo engineering/filmmaking. Due January 15, 2014.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Plymouth, MA
Volunteer Internships in marine conservation
Minimum commitment of 3 months, with the possibility of extended term.
All interns are trained in photo-identification, data-collection and management, identification catalog maintenance, public speaking, and marine mammal policy.

Cape Ann Whale Watch and Ocean Alliance, Gloucester, MA
Interns will staff whale watch tours (Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales)and interact with passengers with hands-on teaching tools such as baleen and whale teeth, a 3-D model of the ocean floor, and plankton collected during the trip. Interns will also collect data on whale sighting, identification, and weather. naturalist training will be provided. Group housing is available at cost. Position is volunteer. Due March 1, 2013.

Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory,
University of Southern Mississippi. Fall and spring volunteer internships available.
Due May 1st and November 1st

Humpback Whale Internship with the Alaska Whale Foundation's Rapunzel Project 



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