Potential Impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19):  The health and well-being of everyone involved in the OSU MSI summer internship program is our top priority. Currently there are no directives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to avoid domestic travel, but this could potentially change at any point prior to, or during, the OSU MSI summer internship program. The COVID-19 outbreak and responses in the U.S. have varied depending on local situations, including on college campuses, and our program will be following any guidance established by OSU and the CDC. This could include modification to a remote program, developed with your mentor. We will keep you informed if there are any changes to this internship program.

Are you a student seeking an internship focused on coastal or ocean issues?


If yes, we are excited to help you find an opportunity.

Our goal in the Marine Studies Initiative is to work with programs across campus and develop more opportunities for learning outside the classroom, including internships that give students research and career experiences locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Internships are typically short-term work assignments related to your major or career interests. Completing an internship is an excellent way to develop the hands-on skills and professionalism needed for a successful transition into the work place. 

For more information, contact us and use the resources on this page.


Connect with your academic program advisor about your internship interests. 

Also, see:

List of Coastal and Marine Internships
  •  Marine Studies Office has compiled a list of marine-focused internships in Oregon, across the nation, and internationally. Contact us for more information.
Career Development Center
  • A free service, the Career Development Center can give you information about internships, as well as offering career advising appointments and resources for creating a successful resume, cover letter, and preparing you for interviews. 
  • A tool offered through the Career Development Center for finding internships, part-time jobs while you're in school, and entry-level positions as you transition from college to career. Open internship positions are posted by local, regional, and national employers from a wide range of industries; you're sure to find one that fits your goals.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

(Newport, Corvallis)


2021 Summer Internship Applications 

(Newport, Port Orford, Tillamook)