Undergraduate internships

Dr. Joe Thompson and his intern Rashi Anand conducting an experiment on squid muscles at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Photo by Aliya Uteuova.

Scientists research the movement of squid

by Aliya Uteuova This summer, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is hosting a team of researchers for a collaborative study of squid locomotion. The goal of the project is to identify critical features of muscles that control maneuvering performances in squid. The idea for this was research sparked five years ago, during a […]

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picture of cold water corals

Histology Internship, Waller Laboratory, Darling Marine Center

The Waller Laboratory at the Darling Marine Center is looking for a full time histology intern to aid in several ongoing projects looking at the reproduction of cold and deep water corals. No prior lab or histology experience is necessary, though helpful to the application. Can be from any institution, not just UMaine, and Freshman – […]

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Darling Marine Center Aquaculture Internship

The Darling Marine Center is seeking an undergraduate intern to contribute to the vibrant business incubation and aquaculture research and development underway at the University of Maine’s marine laboratory in Walpole, Maine. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in field trials of new aquaculture techniques (e.g., for oysters, scallops, razor clams, and seaweed) and […]

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Science Communication Internship

The Darling Marine Center is seeking a motivated UMaine student (both graduate and undergraduate students will also be considered) to write weekly news stories, lead public tours, and contribute to community engagement efforts. The internship will run for 12 weeks beginning in late May. Primary responsibilities will include: weekly press releases related to the Darling […]

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SEANET intern

SEANET Undergraduate Internship 2017

The University of Maine’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) is seeking 3-6 interns to work as a team at the Darling Marine Center (DMC) on various projects related to marine foodweb ecology and interactions with aquaculture in coastal Maine ecosystems. Internships are available for 3 months, starting May 17th through August 19th (starting and ending […]

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students on the mud flat

Undergraduate internship studying larval dispersal of blue mussels

Researchers at the Downeast Institute plan to hire one or two undergraduate research assistants to participate in an interdisciplinary NSF-funded project examining how larval dispersal interconnects blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) populations along the Gulf of Maine coast.  Assistants will be based at the Darling Marine Center, though the project will require periodic multi-day field trips […]

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