Paid Internship Program in the Marine and Estuarine Sciences
With the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns will conduct original research projects in one of a wide range of marine science topics. In addition to laboratory and field research activities, students will participate in field trips to the Maryland Coastal Bays, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, and Pocomoke State Park; they will receive instruction in topics such as scientific ethics, library resources for research, experimental design and data analysis, and scientific writing and communication. Students will present their research to their peers and mentors at a symposium at the Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Center on the final day of the internship.
Who: Students interested in careers in Marine Science; preference will be given to rising sophomores and rising juniors, but all college students are welcome to apply; number of positions will depend on current funding availability.
When: June 6 - August 12, 2016; Students must attend all ten weeks of the program to receive the stipend.
Stipend: $5,000 + housing + meals
Application deadline: EXTENDED to March 1, 2016
We have completed our application process for 2016, and accepted applicants have been notified.