Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS)

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

Internship opportunities are available in education & outreach, research & monitoring, and resource protection.  Please see the website for details.

Internships are available for undergraduate or graduate college students. At this time we are not able to offer internships to high school students. Please note that all internship positions are volunteer (not paid) and will be selected on a competitive basis. Applicants are responsible for paying all individual expenses associated with relocation, travel, and room and board. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) does not provide assistance with housing or transportation. Materials, supplies and office support for work related assignments will be provided. The MBNMS main office is located in Monterey, California with satellite offices in Santa Cruz and San Simeon.

The application can be found on the website and are accepted year-round.

Contact: Dawn Hayes

Keywords: internship; research; monitoring; education; outreach; resource protection; GIS; MBNMS; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; volunteer, fall quarter; winter quarter; spring quarter; summer

Location Details: 
Monterey, Santa Cruz, or San Simeon Calfornia
Targeted Students: 
Primarily biology, ecology, environmental sciences students. Field work is possible in some positions.
Program Time Period: 
Academic Year
All Year
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter
Fall Quarter
One Quarter
Time Period Details: 
More projects are available in summer. Competition for summer positions is high.
Academic Credit
Dawn Hayes
Contact Title: 
Deputy Superintendent Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Contact Email:
Earth Sciences
Ecology and Evolution
Environmental Studies
Marine Biology
Additional information: 
GIS skills desired.