The 2017 Summer Interns

From left to right: Emma Bueren, Ash Sanchez, Danielle Fabian, Victoria Assad, Megan Bassett, Ellie Handler, Chloe Weinstock, Pierre Baudin, Alia (Lili) Thompson, David Jumes, Nathan Yee, Rachel Kahn, Beverly Abadines, and Daniel DeLeon. Diego Sancho is not pictured. Image courtesy Todd Walsh

Each year, MBARI invites a handful of students and educators to spend their summers on the sandy shores of Moss Landing, watching sea otters, getting sun tans, and exploring the landscape– when they’re not busy working, that is!

Over the course of 10 weeks, MBARI’s summer interns work closely with a mentor in a variety of fields, like microbiology, engineering, geochemistry, or science communication. While here, they learn about exciting research, gain valuable work experience, and run an independent project of their own.

Recent flotsam and jetsam from the interns

A tour at Liquid Robotics

August 11, 2017 – A former intern from 2009 who now works at Liquid Robotics took the interns on a tour to see how Wave Gliders are made.

Joint-intern BBQ

July 11, 2017 – The interns visited Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University to mix and mingle with the other oceanography interns of Monterey.


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