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Internships and volunteer opportunities

Wondering what to do with your summer? An internships would be a great way to spend your time and invest in your career. There are internsips available every summer. The applications deadlines open as soon as November of the preceding year. 


Opportunities listed below! 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program 2023

  • Application Deadline: September 28, 2022 3pm EDT
  • The program supports outstanding early career faculty who have strong potential to become leaders in their fields and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the experiences of trainees from races and ethnicities underrepresented in US science.  

U.S. Department of Energy Community College Internships Spring 2023

  • Application Deadline: October 5, 2022 5pm EDT
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Community College Internships program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories.

U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Spring 2023

  • Application Deadline: October 5, 2022 5pm EDT
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at the DOE laboratories.

Robert L. Wiegel Scholarship for Coastal Studies 2022

  • Application Deadline: October 14, 2022
  • This scholarship is intended to honor a graduate student pursuing a graduate degree at a California university or college whose work best exemplifies the passion for coastal science and/or coastal engineering that typified the work of Robert L. Wiegel, Professor Emeritus of Coastal Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

Caltech Resnick Sustainability Institute Pioneer Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022

  • Application Deadline: October 18, 2022
  • The Resnick Sustainability Institute's Pioneer Postdoctoral Fellowship recruits outstanding recent PhD graduates to pursue research and training in exciting areas of sustainability at Caltech.

NSF Division of Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022

  • Application Deadline: November 2, 2022
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Earth Sciences awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct an integrated program of independent research and professional development.

NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2022

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2022
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique research resources, sites and facilities.

Aquarium of the Pacific 2023 African American Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: November 25, 2022
  • The program provides financial support and community engagement to talented African American students pursuing marine science fields of study related to the work of the Aquarium.