The Engineering and Life Support Systems internship focuses on the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of closed and open seawater systems. This position works closely with LSS staff on both the Climate and Acidification Ocean Simulator (CAOS) and our well water system. Interns will be taught how to operate and maintain the associated pumps, chillers, boiler, a RO/DI system, UV sterilizers, mechanical filters, and blowers. Interns will gain knowledge on system design, plumbing, hydrodynamics, and water quality. 

College students with a general understanding of seawater systems are preferred, but those with a willingness and motivation to learn are also encouraged to apply. The ability to work in varying environmental conditions outside in the Florida Keys is very important. 

This internship will be located at Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration in Summerland Key, Florida. 

Normal internship hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with occasional long hours and weekends.