MSI Summer 2023 Internships
The Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) office is pleased to offer Summer 2023 internships focused on interdisciplinary topics of the ocean and coasts. Summer 2023 internship project options include ones focused on marine reserve interpretation and science communication, evaluation of aquarium animal programs, biogeochemical instrumentation, coastal bird stewardship & outreach, habitat restoration and collaboration, public policy, and international marine market opportunities. Internship locations include Newport and Port Orford, Oregon. Internships will be in-person experiences with some remote work.
Application & More Information:
Locations – Newport, OR / Port Orford, OR / Corvallis, OR
Dates - June 20 - August 25, 2023. Start and end dates may vary depending on the internship.
Housing - Summer group housing is provided. In Newport, this group field housing is at Hatfield Marine Science Center (hmsc.oregonstate.edu/main/housing) Group housing at Port Orford Field Station is located in a low populated, more secluded area--e.q., small town with minimal-to-no public transportation (portorfordfieldstation.oregonstate.edu).
Hours – Summer Internships are full-time commitments, typically 30- 40 hours per week. Within or in addition to this commitment, interns are expected to participate in program activities such as field trips plus perform work to fulfill scholarly expectations such as project plan writing, poster creation, and presentation prep and delivery.
Compensation - Interns will receive compensation as an Oregon State University hourly student worker. Total salary depends on the internship. Typical summer salary range is $4,500 - $6,000 for a 10-week period internship commitment. The hourly salary rate for the Summer Internships is $13.50-$15.00/hour. Group housing is provided by the program in addition to the salary.
This paid internship is a full-time commitment, typically 30- 40 hours per week in the summer. Within or in addition to this commitment, all interns are expected to perform work to fulfill scholarly expectations such as project plan writing, poster creation, and presentation prep and delivery. This internship is open to all currently enrolled OSU students and Oregon Community College students (OSU dual enrollment program or degree partnership program preferred).
To be a student worker, in summer, you cannot be enrolled in more than 5 credits of summer classes to work 40 hours. Eligible students will need to be enrolled in 6+ credits in Spring and Fall terms 2023 to be eligible for summer term-off employment. International undergraduate students will need to be enrolled in 12+ credits in Spring and Fall terms of 2023. Per OSU’s Student Employment Manual, students can be given one term off during the academic year where they can continue employment and take below 6 credits. Students who take a term off must be minimally enrolled the term before and will be enrolled the term immediately following and taking 6 credits or more. If newly admitted into a community college or university and pursuing a program or course of study no enrollment is required for the term immediately before the term off.
All interns are expected to write a project proposal, create a poster, and present their project at both the Coastal internship symposium and a public meeting or conference after the internship, all under the guidance of a mentor. Interns will also be required to participate in group check-ins, field trips, seminars, professional development and other group activities.
Some positions require driving a University, agency or personal vehicle, thus intern must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license in their state of residence to be eligible for use of University vehicles. Additional requirements may apply, if incumbent chooses to use personal vehicle or a rented or leased vehicle.
All applications due: Midnight on March 5, 2023 - Application HERE
For more information contact: Academic Advisor, Cynthia Leonard - [email protected]