Mote Marine Laboratory

Basic information

  • Organization: Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Duration: 10-14 weeks
  • Paid? no
  • Deadline: March 1, 2015

Mote Marine Laboratory internships allow college students and recent college graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience in Ocean Science research, conservation, education and support services. Internships are available in most departments in the laboratory. About 150 college students and recent college graduates participate in this program annually.

Mote Marine Laboratory, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1955 as a place "where people can learn more about the sea." Today, Mote, one of the few remaining independent marine research facilities in the United States, serves as a center for research, scientific collaboration, and public education focused on our marine environment. Mote has gained international recognition through the quality and diversity of its research conducted in over 50 countries by its multidisciplinary staff of recognized scientific research leaders. Unique to Mote is an adjacent public aquarium open daily with over 400,000 worldwide visitors annually and over 200 displays and educational programs originating from the Laboratory's research.

Mote offers a variety of internship opportunities for undergraduate/graduate students and recent college graduates interested in a career in the ocean sciences. Mote internships are designed to inspire students with a life-long appreciation and commitment to the conservation and sustainability of our oceans by providing unique, hands-on opportunities to conduct ocean science research, education or support services under the mentorship of Mote scientists, educators, animal care specialists and other professionals. The experience gained through Mote internships should provide both the knowledge and experience base to prepare the intern for entry level employment within related fields.


This year's application deadline has passed.

Applications are due by Sunday March 1, 2015.

Applicants must complete the online application form and submit a one-to-two page statement of interest, a resume or CV, unofficial college transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation to be considered for an internship. Additional materials must be submitted if applicants wish to be considered for a Mote intern scholarship.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university or college program at the undergraduate or graduate level OR be a recent college graduate to be eligible to apply for a Mote internship. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. International applicants must speak English fluently.

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