A Federal research institution concerned with managing marine
mammals, sea turtles, and fisheries (including sharks as well as
tuna and other pelagic fishes), abalone, etc. Located in La Jolla,
CA. Has several undergraduate internship programs.
For information about their summer undergraduate internships as
well as volunteer and career opportunities in zoo-related jobs,
visit this page! Summer fellowship program applications are due in
Internships at SPAWAR here in San Diego either in Animal Care and
Training (for undergraduates) or in Veterinary Medicine (if you are
in vet school) dealing with dolphins and sea lions.
A 4-week summer program (providing a stipend) on the UCSD campus
for students interested in medical school or biomedical research,
specifically for community college students. Applications are
typically due the end of January for the summer of the same calendar
An academic year *paid* Research Experience for Undergraduates
program where you work in the lab of a scientist for 10 hrs a week.
Topics are in the neuroscience of learning and memory.
Specific projects vary from year to year. Deadline for
application is at the end of April.
If you are more interested in policy, advocacy, and politics than
science itself, and want to find out what working for an NGO is
like, these organizations have internships (and even paid job
openings) throughout the year on topics that can include
environmental issues. You will learn about educating voters,
organizing events, and generally hone your leadership and rhetorical
Summer internships as docents are available in their K-12
education program, if you have a general background in
biology/marine biology (probably Bio 105 or Bio 240 would work).
Applications due in April.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
Visit the "Find a Job" tab and use the SEARCH
tool (low on the page next to "Browse for Jobs") to narrow down the
job listings by location or using search terms such as "internship"
"volunteer" or "undergraduate". If you have a particular
organism of interest, for example bats, try searching with that term
as well. Even if an internship or volunteer position is not
listed, you might try contacting the person who posted the ad
anyway. It can't hurt to ask, especially if you are willing to
work for the experience and a letter of recommendation.
Offers a variety of summer internships and a year-long
scholarship for students interested in SCUBA diving, underwater
photography/videography, and topics in marine biology and
You pay for these trips, but they look pretty cool and fun.
Club's "Best Internship on Earth"