MBARI Summer Internship Program

June 6 – August 12, 2022

MBARI’s Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity for talented college students (undergraduate and graduate) and educators to work directly with MBARI  scientists, engineers and communicators. MBARI’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including research vessels, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), offer educators and students unique opportunities to collaborate on advanced research and development projects. The program immerses interns in collaborative teams as they learn innovative research and engineering techniques and improve communication skills. Each intern will have an MBARI mentor who will supervise a specific project for a 10-week duration. Interns also serve as peer-mentors to each other.

Applications for the 2022 MBARI internship (June 6 – August 12) will be accepted through February 7, 2022 at 8 am (Pacific).

We are currently planning for an in-person internship but may have to switch to a virtual program if COVID issues are still prevalent. Summer interns are selected following a rigorous application procedure and merit review. Hailing from around the world, MBARI’s interns represent a variety of lived experiences and education levels. We encourage all students and educators interested in a STEM career to apply. 

How to apply: 

Suggestions for those applying can be found here. All applications must include:

  • A cover letter describing:
    • general interests/goals as well as specific interests/goals relative to MBARI,
    • your project preference (please choose from this list),  
    • your relevant coursework and grades, and
    • how you hope to use your upbringing, and/or unique lived experiences to enhance your internship participation 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One letter of recommendation