Marine Science and Engineering Summer Internships


For an immersion in a marine science or technology internship, apply to the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University Summer Internship Program. Open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, the 10-week program is designed to provide hands-on experience in a research environment in areas that include:

  • aquaculture & stock enhancement
  • marine biomedical & biotechnology
  • marine ecosystem health
  • marine mammal research
  • ocean dynamics & modeling
  • ocean engineering
  • ocean optics
  • ocean exploration

Internationally known for its research in marine science and biomedicine, aquaculture, and ocean engineering, Harbor Branch-FAU is located between Vero Beach and Fort Pierce, Florida, on the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the United States. Nearby habitats include seagrass beds, mangrove forests, salt marshes, mud and sand flats, beaches, rock ledges, and nearshore reefs.

Harbor Branch-FAU faculty members are leaders in their fields. You will be learning from, and studying with, the best.

Undergraduate Interns: Open to students currently enrolled in a full-time program who have completed at least the equivalent of two years of college and are seeking a four-year degree.

Graduate Interns: Open to currently enrolled graduate students and graduating seniors who have been accepted and are pre-registered for a graduate program.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and in good academic standing as evidenced by submission of a current official transcript. Students who are not U.S. citizens must have a current visa with authorization to receive stipends or be on an educational visa. All other applicants must have a social security number.

Applications are due by March 1. Awards will be announced April 1. The 2017 Summer Intern Program begins May 30 and continues through August 4.

The major portion of the funding for this program is provided through the generosity of the Link Foundation. The Gertrude Skelly Foundation provides major support for interns in marine biomedical research.

CLICK HERE  to download a complete Internship Brochure and Application in PDF format.

CLICK HERE  to download a list of Potential Mentors for Summer Interns in PDF format.