Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
2010 intern Spencer Matteson2010 Intern Hang Yu

Twelve educators, undergraduate and graduate students

June 13 –
August 19, 2011

Must be received by
February 9, 2011

$500/week for 10 weeks
Partial travel support may be available.

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


George I. Matsumoto
2011 Internship Program
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA
mage at mbari dot org
Fax: (831) 775-1620


2011 Summer
Internship Program

Participate in a ten-week mentored internship program 
(June 13 – August 19, 2011)

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 offers teachers and students unique opportunities to be involved in advanced research and development projects. The 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. Potential project descriptions are now posted online and applicants must indicate project preferences in their cover letters.

Deadline: All materials must be received by February 9, 2011. Application material (including letters of recommendation) can be sent via fax (831) 775 1620, regular post, or by email. If you send it by email, please send it to both George Matsumoto and to Cindy Ogg. Selected candidates will be contacted by mid-March.

Stipend and Housing: There is a weekly stipend of $500 for the 10-week program (June 13 –August 19, 2011). Support may be provided for travel to California. Housing costs are not included; however, MBARI will try to help arrange shared housing for all interested interns.

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.


Last updated: Oct. 25, 2011