Marine Science Unpaid Internship

Marine Resources Council

Interns wanted to assist the MRC in its efforts to save the Indian River Lagoon through their science programs. MRC is pleased to offer this opportunity with the goal of enhancing real world experiences for local college level students.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and prepare water-quality chemicals and equipment
  • Train new volunteers on lab and chemical processes
  • Assist in coordination of volunteers for various projects
  • Analyze MRC data sets
  • Maintain Lagoon House lab
  • Assist with general science related tasks
  • Represent MRC at outreach events

Qualifications:

  • Major in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field
  • Junior level or above
  • Previous experience with water quality metrics
  • Experience working in a lab setting
  • Enthusiasm for conservation and the Indian River Lagoon
  • Availability and personal transportation to work flexible hours during the week and occasional Saturdays

Completion of a final written report* due to internship advisor must include:

  • Log of hours
  • Project Metrics defined in Post Report Rubric
  • A description of any and all projects you worked on during internship
  • A summary of skills learned, shift in perspectives, reflections, and implications you may have faced during the internship

*This final report may be combined with a course project and tailored to meet the needs of the course.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to internships@mrcirl.org. For more info on our mission, programs, and other internship opportunities, please visit savetheirl.org.