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 colleges financial support for summer research positions at approved marine laboratories. Juniors are given priority during selection, and seniors graduating in May are not eligible. You do not need to be working on the certificate to be eligible for these internships.

***You must attend Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, or the University of Massachusetts Amherst to be eligible for these internships.***
(Note: Smith College students must apply for these internships through
the Smith College Environmental Science & Policy Program).

Note: New projects will continue to be added until February 7th, so you may want to wait to finalize your selections until then.

Projects include: 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) labs, field sites, and National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs) 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 on NOAA ships.

The program requires a 10-week commitment with a flexible start 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.