- A keen interest in marine biology, ecology, and related research
- See each internship description for requirements.
- Distance learning (remote) internships require internet access
- Interns are responsible for their own travel and accommodations unless otherwise indicated in the description.
- Must be comfortable using a computer and the internet
- Must be physically able to safely participate in internships
- All MCERC program participants must submit a completed Internship Agreement and Release. A preview will be provided and reviewed during the Zoom meeting prior to acceptance into any MCERC program.
- Internships are open for enrollment as spots become available.
- Requests may be made for an internship that is not listed.
- Posted program fees are already discounted to reflect available support by MCERC based on current resources.
- Opportunities for remote learning are available to reach students who may not be able to participate in person.
- Acceptance is based on interest, availability, and a match between the program. Academic scores will not be the basis for matching potential interns to a program. We encourage all interested students who meet the requirements for programs listed in this section to apply.
- Internships are designed for university students and graduates; however, exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.
- It may be possible to accommodate adults who are seeking an opportunity to participate in a project related to a passion for the subject matter.
- Graduate students seeking a research opportunity that will fulfill their degree requirements are invited to submit a letter of interest clearly describing their objectives.
Internship availability varies in subject matter, length of commitment, and location throughout the year. They are designed to provide valuable skills and mentoring for students. Mentors help interns sort through the often overwhelming challenge of how to reach their professional goals in a competitive field.
Internship opportunities are posted on social media and the MCERC YouTube channel. Please navigate to the YouTube channel for videos describing internships. Programs are often “open ended”. Start and finish dates are opened as spots become available. The “Curriculum” tab in this section will have the latest information regarding which internships available for enrollment.
Ready to commit to a program? Submit a Letter of Interest (maximum 2 pages double spaced) in this section. Include your name, email address, physical address, and the name of the internship you are interested in. Include a description of why you are a match for the program with very brief summary of your academic background. Include how this program will benefit your career goals. You will receive an email response. Please be patient. The amount of time it takes to receive a response indicating a match and available spot depends upon the number of letters we receive. Potential interns will meet in a Zoom call with faculty to discuss details and answer questions before a decision is made to accept an intern and enrollment is completed.
Program fees for internships are supported, in part, through available MCERC funds. Program fees posted for each internship vary according to current, available resources for subsidies, the varying length of time and commitment by instructors, and the cost of administration. A letter confirming an internship is available to accepted interns who choose to apply for grants or sponsorships from outside resources. Be sure to check the description in this section to find the cost of enrollment for internship. MCERC programs typically have less than 10 spaces available for enrollment. Experience has taught us that fees for all MCERC programs must be paid in full and non-refundable to assure spaces are reserved by those who are able to commit to attending. We appreciate the opportunity to support students in their goals!