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Internships: Marine Biology

Summer Internships in Marine Biology

Intern with the South African Shark Conservancy – positions available! SASC is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the conservation and sustainable utilisation of marine resources through research, education and outreach.  Since its inception in 2007, SASC has developed partnerships with academic and conservation organisations around the globe, and has become well-known in South Africa for its inclusive and holistic approach to conservation and management initiatives.

SASC offers interns the opportunity to become involved in a unique and exciting approach to marine conservation. Interns may be involved in field research, outreach and educational programmes as well as desktop studies and organisational development projects. Our research and outreach projects are specifically designed to promote a well-rounded approach to conservation, working with various fishing sectors, research institutes and governmental organisations. 

To ensure that you get the most out of your experiences, SASC accepts no more than six interns per month. We are looking for interns with a biological background or interest in shark biology and conservation for a period of one to three months.  Join our internship programme and gain valuable insight into the conservation management of sharks and other living marine resources.

If you interested in joining our team and would like more details and an application form, please send an email to

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Shoals Marine Laboratory >>
Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire offer summer internships and classes.

Shannon Point Marine Center >> The Marine Center at Western Washington University hosts two undergraduate programs that bring students from around the country to participate in educational and research activities: the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and the winter/spring Multicultural Initiative in Marine Science: Undergraduate Participation (MIMSUP). Western Washington University students participating in SPMC's academic courses and the graduate Marine and Estuarine Science Program also have the opportunity to conduct research projects.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Undergraduate Programs and Summer Fellowships >>
The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is often asked how students can prepare for careers in aquatic science. This site contains background and resources, such as career opportunities and scholarships >> that are available to help you to pursue your interest in aquatic science.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration >>
This website provides listings of various opportunities for undergraduate students interested in the atmospheric or oceanic sciences. NOAA encourages applicants studying in computer sciences, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, and business to look into these opportunities as well.

NOAA National Sea Grant Office >>
“Environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources are at the heart of Sea Grant’s mission. Sea Grant is a nationwide network (administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]), of 30 university-based programs that work with coastal communities. The National Sea Grant College Program engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training, and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources.” A list of participating Sea Grant College programs with opportunities for internships or research.

NOAA Sea Grant –The Maryland Sea Grant Program, with support from the National Science Foundation >>
EACH SUMMER, the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers fourteen students the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay — the program is especially designed for students majoring in such fields as biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, engineering, physics, marine science and mathematics.

Mote Marine Laboratory >>
Mote Marine Laboratory, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1955 as a place “where people can learn more about the sea.” Today Mote, one of the few remaining independent marine research facilities in the United States, serves as a center for research, scientific collaboration, and public education focused on our marine environment. Mote has gained international recognition through the quality and diversity of its research conducted in over 50 countries by its multidisciplinary staff of recognized scientific research leaders. Unique to Mote is an adjacent public aquarium open daily with over 400,000 worldwide visitors annually and over 200 displays and educational programs originating from the Laboratory’s research.

Mote REU Program >> 
Since 2003, Mote Marine Laboratory has been a host site for the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The Mote REU Program offers paid research training experiences in estuarine science to 10 undergraduate students during a 10-week period between late May and early August. REU participants are paired with Mote scientists and conduct mentored research projects related to their advisor's expertise.


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Go to Calvin's Career Development site to find many more internship postings and possibilities.