Ocean Science Internship

Every year, several high school students are selected for MIT Sea Grant's Ocean Science Internship, in collaboration with the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Service.

During the course of the four-week long internship, the interns venture out into the intertidal zone of several sites in the Boston Harbor. The students perform ecological surveys, assess ecosystem health, and assist in the monitoring of non-native species in the intertidal zone, under the guidance of MIT researchers.

The emphasis of this program is skill building and data management. Participating students are asked to problem solve in the field, learn to recognize and identify many species of marine wildlife, collect data in a systematic way, and analyze that data so that they can tease out information about some of the complex ecological interactions that occur in the harbor's intertidal zone.

This page was last modified: September 3, 2014 10:12 am

Internship News

High school students make important scientific discovery as part of MIT Sea Grant's Ocean Science Internship
8 / 6 / 2012

Applications for the Ocean Science Internship due on April 13th. Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
3 / 16 / 2012

MIT Sea Grant Ocean Science Interns Contribute Data to Boston Harbor Islands Monitoring Effort
MIT Sea Grant... 9 / 8 / 2011