Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium offers an array of intern and alumni opportunities. Please visit the pages linked from the titles below for additional details and the application process for each program.

Students may apply to multiple programs simultaneously. 

College Internship Program

Mote Internships allow college students and recent college graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience in Ocean Science research, conservation, education and support services. Internships are available in most departments in the laboratory, aquarium, education and support programs. Close to 200 college students and recent college graduates participate in this program annually.

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates - Summer Only

The NSF REU Program offers paid research training experiences in estuarine science to 10 undergraduate students during a 10-week period between May and August. NSF REU participants are paired with Mote scientists and conduct mentored research projects related to their advisor's expertise. 

Mote Undergraduate Research Experience - Summer Only

The Mote URE Program is modeled from the NSF URE Program and offers paid research training experiences in marine science during a 10-week period between May and August. The goal of this program is to increase participation of underserved, underrepresented groups in marine STEM.

Research Experience for Graduate Students (REGS)

Two positions are available in annually. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled in a graduate degree program (full-time or part-time) leading to a master's or Ph.D. degree. Participants receive a $10,000 stipend throughout the duration of the program.

*Applicants may apply to multiple internship programs for the same timeframe.

Mote Aquarium Sciences Apprenticeship Program

This program offers young professionals the opportunity to obtain 1-year of professional work experience at Mote Aquarium, an AZA-accredited aquarium. Each Apprenticeship experience will include a variety of professional development and networking opportunities, extensive mentorship, and training. Program participants will receive stipend-support during their Apprenticeship. 

Marine Science Undergraduate Research Experience Professional and Research Preparation Program (MarSci-URE PReP)

This program offers a one-week residential research experience for undergraduates and is designed to provide hands-on opportunities in preparation for a Undergraduate Research Epxerience (URE) position.

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