Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020, 5:00 pm
Want to get paid to explore the ocean, learn about ocean policy, or help protect marine species? Then apply for a COAST Summer Student Internship today!
The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) is offering paid internships for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students for Summer 2020. Interns will be placed with one of 13 host institutions where they will work side-by-side with professionals on current scientific research, policy, and resource management projects. This is an excellent opportunity for CSU students to gain valuable experience and technical skills while working with experts in marine fisheries, ecology, policy and technology!
You must submit a separate application package for EACH internship you wish to be considered for. You may apply for up to FOUR internships.
Please click on the internship titles in the table below for individual internship descriptions. Eligibility requirements and application instructions are provided below the table. A list of frequently asked application questions can be found here.
*Internship contingent upon funding
+Core internship duties may be performed by students with physical disabilities or limitations.
General Eligibility RequirementsApplicants must be continuing CSU students in good standing. Applicants must still be students during the internship (i.e., must not have graduated and must be enrolled at a CSU for Fall 2020). Undergraduate students must complete at least two full years of coursework by the end of Spring 2020 and be considered at least a Junior at the beginning of Fall 2020 (i.e., 60 semester units or 90 quarter units completed). Graduate students must be enrolled in a degree program. Both part-time and full-time students may apply.
Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens; international students are eligible to apply. Some internships may require the ability to pass a federal background check. If a background check is not required, undocumented students may be eligible to apply. Please see individual descriptions for specific requirements.
Activities and qualifications vary with each internship. Each internship has specific preferred experience and capabilities, eligibility/requirements (including coursework, skills and physical capabilities) and is based in a specific area. If selected, it is expected that the intern will be able to relocate to the specific area for the entirety of the internship. Several internships require working with data in an office setting and the core duties may be performed by students with physical disabilities or limitations while others require intense fieldwork and have extreme physical requirements such as:
Application Materials and ProceduresSubmit your application form, resume and transcripts (compiled in that order; henceforth referred to as application package) as
ONE PDF file named
ApplicantLastName_FirstName_NameOfInternship.pdf as an attachment to the Student Internship Submission Form (http://bit.ly/COAST2020InternshipSubmission). The letter of recommendation must be submitted directly by a CSU faculty member. Your application package will not be complete until all materials are received.
Note: You must submit a separate application package for EACH internship you wish to be considered for. You may submit a maximum of FOUR
applications. If you are submitting multiple applications, please attach all of them to a SINGLE Student Internship Submission Form (http://bit.ly/COAST2020InternshipSubmission).
Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020, 5:00 pm. All materials must be submitted by this deadline.
Applicants should consult with appropriate personnel on their home campus concerning the potential impact of support provided through COAST internships on other forms of compensation already received from or through their university, including financial aid.
A list of frequently asked application questions can be found
here. Please direct all additional questions to the COAST Support Coordinator, Kimberly Jassowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This program is made possible with generous financial support from our host institutions. Thank you!
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