Mote’s Red Tide Institute is focused on mitigating the adverse impacts of Florida Red Tide on public health, coastal marine ecosystems and Florida’s economies. Experimental efforts within the institute include testing a variety of compounds to determine the efficacy of destroying red tide cells and toxins in order to mitigate red tide blooms. The Institute also researches the physiology of Karenia brevis using PAM-fluorometry, molecular identification using qPCR, and performs monthly ECOHAB cruises where chemical, physical, and biological parameters are measured. The duties within this internship would include assisting with mitigation experiments, filtering water samples, cell microscopy, spectrophotometric analysis, extensive field work up to 40 miles offshore on a research vessel, and general laboratory duties such as acid washing. Individuals with an interest in harmful algae, as well as some laboratory experience are preferred.