Summer Internships


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.

Student working on a boat
Photo credit: Ilaria Bardini

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 research interests among DMC professors and contact them directly with any questions.

Instructions to apply are specific to each internship and are outlined in the internship descriptions.


Current internship listings for 2024:

Students are not limited to marine opportunities at the DMC; send an email to dmc@maine.edu 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.