2012 MBARI Summer Internship Program

December 11, 2011 - via MBARI

2012 MBARI Summer Internship Program
WHO: Open to undergraduate and graduate students and educators.

WHEN: June 11 – August 20, 2012

All materials must be received by February 9, 2012.
Application materials (including letters of recommendation) can be sent via:

Fax:    (831) 775-1620
Post:    MBARI Summer Internship Program
Attn: Dana Lacono
     7700 Sandholdt Road
     Moss Landing, CA 95039
Email:    intern-application@mbari.org
Selected candidates will be contacted by mid-March.

$500/week for 10 weeks; partial travel support may be available.
Housing costs are not included; however, MBARI will try to help arrange shared housing for all interested interns.


Ocean observation systems
In situ chemical analyses
Mechanical engineering
Software engineering
Electrical engineering
Sensor development
Physical oceanography
Ocean-floor mapping
Deep-sea ecology
Web design
Video technology
Science writing

With state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that includes research vessels, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to explore the deep ocean, MBARI's Summer Internship Program offers teachers and students unique opportunities to be involved in advanced research and development projects. This ten-week, mentored program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and educators.

The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is to serve as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology. MBARI strives to achieve this mission through the development of better instruments, systems, and methods for scientific research in the deep ocean. MBARI emphasizes peer relationships between engineers and scientists as a basic principle of its operation. Teams at MBARI use cutting-edge technology to develop equipment, software, and research methods to meet the specific needs of deep-sea research.

The focus of the MBARI internship is on the intern's professional development—learning research techniques and improving communication and collaboration skills. Each intern will have an MBARI mentor who will supervise a specific project. Interns will also serve as peer-mentors to other interns.


Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an online supplemental information form. The cover letter should include a statement of your specific research interests, complete contact details (phone numbers and email address, if available), and relevant coursework and grades received. Applicants must review the potential project descriptions and indicate their project preferences in their cover letters.

MBARI is located in Moss Landing on the Central Coast of California, approximately 35 kilometers north of Monterey and 35 kilometers south of Santa Cruz.


George I. Matsumoto
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
mage at mbari dot org
Fax: (831) 775-1620

External link: http://www.mbari.org/education/internship/12interns/12announce.htm

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Author:Dana Lacono