Summer Internships

DMC interns prepare to feed oysters

Each summer the Darling Marine Center hosts about 25 undergraduate interns. Internships are typically 10 to 12 weeks in length, running from mid-May to mid-August, and many are suitable for undergraduate capstone and honors thesis projects. There are opportunities in the fields of marine biology, ecology and oceanography, as well as conservation science, fisheries science and aquaculture.

Students are not limited to marine opportunities at the DMC; contact the DMC Director to learn more about ways that you can pursue environmental science, engineering, public policy or other independent research and internship opportunities on our coastal campus.

Opportunities are posted below and new positions are added as they be come available (typically February- April, each year). Hiring is done by individual faculty and visiting researchers.  Students are encouraged learn more about our professors’ research interests and contact directly those with interesting projects. Faculty profiles can be found here.

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