For an immersion in a marine science or technology internship, apply to the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University Summer Internship Program. Open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, the 10-week program is designed to provide hands-on experience in a research environment in areas that include:
Internationally known for its research in marine science and biomedicine, aquaculture, and ocean engineering, Harbor Branch-FAU is located between Vero Beach and Fort Pierce, Florida, on the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the United States. Nearby habitats include seagrass beds, mangrove forests, salt marshes, mud and sand flats, beaches, rock ledges, and nearshore reefs.
Harbor Branch-FAU faculty members are leaders in their fields. You will be learning from, and studying with, the best.
Undergraduate Interns: Open to students currently enrolled in a full-time program who have completed at least the equivalent of two years of college and are seeking a four-year degree.
Graduate Interns: Open to currently enrolled graduate students and graduating seniors who have been accepted and are pre-registered for a graduate program.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and in good academic standing as evidenced by submission of a current official transcript. Students who are not U.S. citizens must have a current visa with authorization to receive stipends or be on an educational visa. All other applicants must have a social security number.
Applications are due by March 1. Awards will be announced April 1. The 2021 Summer Intern Program begins June 1 and continues through August 6.
The major portion of the funding for this program is provided through the generosity of the Link Foundation. The Gertrude Skelly Foundation provides major support for interns in marine biomedical research.
To be considered a complete application for review by the intern selection committee, the following materials must be submitted for this program:
Official transcripts must be mailed to HBOI:
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University
5600 US 1 North
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
All other application materials must be sent in one email* with each item an individual attachment. *If attachments exceed the size for one email as allowed by your service provider, an additional email is permitted. Email to: HBOIIntern@fau.edu
Deadline to received applications is March 1.
Click here to download the fillable PDF application.
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|Faculty||Area of Specialization||Webpage|
|Matthew Ajemian, Ph.D.||Fisheries Ecology & Conservation||Link|
|Gabby Barbarite, Ph.D.||Director of Outreach & Engagement||Link|
|William Baxley, M.A., PE||Chief Engineer, Ocean Energy Program||Link|
|Jordon Beckler, Ph.D.||Geochemistry and Geochemical Sensing||Link|
|Laurent Cherubin, Ph.D.||
Ocean Modeling & Bio-physical Processes
|Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Ph.D.||Integrative Marine and Coastal Ecology||Link|
|Megan Davis, Ph.D.||Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement||Link|
|Esther Guzmán, Ph.D.||Marine Biomedical & Biotechnology Research||Link|
|Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D.||Marine Botany||Link|
|Mingshun Jiang, Ph.D.||Physical-Biogeochemical Ocean Observation & Modeling||Link|
|Brian Lapointe, Ph.D.||Harmful Algal Blooms||Link|
|Susan Laramore, Ph.D.||Aquatic Animal Health||Link|
|Sahar Mejri, Ph.D.||Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement||Link|
|Peter McCarthy, Ph.D.||Microbiology||Link|
|Malcolm McFarland, Ph.D.||Dynamic processes that determine the distribution, abundance and diversity of marine phytoplankton populations and communities||Link|
|Tracy Mincer, Ph.D.||Biology/Biogeochemistry||Link|
|Tim Moore, Ph.D.||Remote Sensing Technologies||Link|
|Aditya Nayak, Ph.D.||
Ocean Engineering and Technology
|Gregory O’Corry-Crowe, Ph.D.||
Population Biology & Behavioral Ecology
|Bing Ouyang, Ph.D.||Ocean Engineering & Technology||Link|
|Annie Page-Karjian, DVM/ Ph.D.||
Marine Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Research
|Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D.||
Sponge Biotechnology Systematics, Cell & Molecular Biology
|Marty Riche, Ph.D.||Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement||Link|
|James Sullivan, Ph.D.||Phytoplankton Dynamics||Link|
|Mike Twardowski, Ph.D.||Ocean Engineering & Technology||Link|
|Joshua Voss, Ph.D.||Coral Reef and Molecular Ecology||Link|
|Guojun Wang, Ph.D.||Biosynthesis & Biocatalysis of Natural Products||Link|
|Paul Wills, Ph.D.||Finfish Aquaculture||Link|
|Amy Wright, Ph.D.||Marine Biomedical & Biotechnology Research - Natural Products Chemistry||Link|