Five College Consortium

Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program

Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences NOAA Summer Internship Program

Summer Research internships offer students enrolled in the five campuses financial support for 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 working on the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Certificate must apply for these internships through Smith College Environmental Science & Policy Program*****************************************************************************************************


2016 INTERNSHIP PROJECT LIST  (updated mid-January):

1) NOAA labs and National Estuarine Research Reserves Web Portal
Only projects listed as "research" will be available for funding through the FCCMS program. 

2) Other projects available (sites other than NOAA labs and NERRs)

You must apply for these internships using the application below.
Do not contact internship project supervisors  or representatives.
2017 application will be available January 15th.


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 working in a research lab, performing data analysis, conducting fieldwork from small boats, and participating in research cruises.

The program requires a 10-week commitment with a flexible start/end date. Stipends are $3,800 if housing is not provided by the marine lab, and $3,000 if free housing is provided.

These internships may provide an excellent opportunity to work towards fulfilling FCCMS certificate requirements for field/lab work and independent research.