MIT Sea Grant Announces Ocean Science Summer Internships

MIT Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the Summer 2012 Ocean Science Internship!
Applications due: April 13, 2012
Program Dates: July 2nd – July 27th, 2012
Open to: High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Stipend: $800

About the Internship
Over the course of a four-week program, interns will work collaboratively to investigate the intertidal zone in the Boston Harbor Islands. The student work is part of an ongoing ecological assessment and non-native species monitoring effort conducted by MIT Sea Grant in collaboration with the Boston Harbor Islands National Parks Service.

Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of marine ecology. Interns may also have the opportunity to work with engineers, biologists and/or policy experts who design, build and utilize autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

Who Should Apply
Successful applicants will:

  • Be students who are entering their junior or senior year of high school, or students who will be entering college in the fall
  • Be responsible, investigative thinkers
  • Have a strong interest in, or currently be pursuing, studies in ocean science
  • Be at least 16 years old by program start date (July 2, 2012)
  • To Apply

    1. Complete the application form and return that form to
      Rachel VanCott, MIT Sea Grant College Program
      77 Mass Ave., Bldg. E38-300
      Cambridge, MA 02139
    2. Or, by email, to

    3. Have a member of the science faculty at your high school, or a teacher that you’ve worked closely with, send a letter of recommendation, in a signed, sealed envelope.
    4. Have one official copy of your transcript sent to Rachel VanCott, at the address above.

    All application materials must be postmarked or emailed by April 13, 2012.

    Contact Rachel Vancott with any questions at

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