Application Deadline: Monday March 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PST
Want to get paid to explore the ocean, develop new technology,
or help protect natural resources?
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 2016. Interns will be placed with one of 13 host institutions where they will work side-by-side with professional scientists on current research and management projects. This is an excellent opportunity for CSU students to gain valuable experience and technical skills while working with experts in fisheries, marine ecology, policy and marine technology!
Please click on the internship title in the table below for individual internship descriptions.
Location in CA
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Region
Marine Invertebrate Fisheries Management
Southern California Fisheries Research and Management
CA State Lands Commission Marine Invasive Species Program
Hercules or Sacramento
Vessel Biofouling Management
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Tourism and Recreation
Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE)
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Management Plan Review
National Marine Protected Areas Center
Marine Protected Area Inventory (no longer available)
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Protected Resources Division
Abalone Conservation and In-Situ Abalone Behavior Analysis
Long Beach or La Jolla
Green and Pink Abalone Conservation and Culture
Long Beach and San Pedro
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Sustainable Fisheries Division
Ocean Aero, Inc.
Electronics and/or Software Engineering
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries West Coast Regional Office
Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc.
Ocean Modeling and Prediction
Thermal Energy Generator
Eligibility Applicants must be continuing CSU students in good standing. Applicants must still be students during the internship (i.e., must not have graduated). Undergraduate students must have completed at least two full years of coursework by the end of Spring 2016 and be considered at least a Junior at the beginning of Fall 2016 (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.
Internship 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 of California. If selected, it is expected that the intern will be able to relocate him/herself to the specified locale 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 Procedures Submit each of the following as an email attachment to
Application Deadline: Monday March 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PST.
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.
Please direct all questions to the COAST Coordinator, Beth Pardieck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This program is made possible with generous financial support from our host institutions. Thank you!