Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Education
2012 MBARI Summer Internship Program

 

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WHO:
Open to undergraduate and graduate students and educators.

WHEN:
June 11 – August 17, 2012

APPLICATIONS:
All materials must be received by February 9, 2012.

The application process is now closed.

Selected candidates will be contacted by mid-March.

STIPEND AND HOUSING:
$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.

POTENTIAL INTERNSHIPS:

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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
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 developmentā€”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.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Applications are no longer being accepted.

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.

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

Last updated: Apr. 09, 2012