2013 MATE/UNOLS Six-Month Internship

For students who are near graduation or have recently graduated:

We hope to open our summer internship application in the spring, but this is an annual six-month internship opportunity for those ready to enter the job market in marine technology.

The MATE Center and the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2014 MATE/UNOLS six-month internship through December 2, 2013. Applicants must be ready to enter the job market in the field of marine technology with academic studies complete or near complete. This is an incredible opportunity to work onboard two different vessels in different parts of the country and be exposed to a wide range of technology and equipment.

If you are interested, please apply today! If you have friends or fellow students who might be interested, please send this on to them.

You can learn more and find the application at http://www.marinetech.org/internships/

Internship Details

R/V Thompson at the University of Washington and the R/V Kilo Moana at the University of Hawaii

Full Description:
This winter/summer (early January-June 2014), the MATE Center and the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet will sponsor one marine technical internship onboard two research vessels: R/V Thompson and R/V Kilo Moana (http://www.unols.org/info/vessels.htm).

Interns will work with marine technicians on shore and at sea, learning how to operate and maintain a variety of scientific and navigational equipment in support of shipboard scientific research. The internship will begin in Apia, Western Samoa, on theĀ R/V Thompson. The exact schedule through June will be determined before the acceptance date, but will involve work on the R/V Thompson and the R/V Kilo Moana.Internship projects will be dependent on the funded science but previous interns have worked on projects ranging from chemical oceanography, marine biology, GIS/bathymetric surveys (seafloor mapping), geological studies, work with ROVs and much more! The position will last 6 months, and students will receive a stipend of $500 per week, reimbursement for travel expenses, and on station housing while ashore.

MATE internships focus on technology and scientific support of marine research rather than the academic research.This internship specifically aims to help recruit and train a new marine technician for the UNOLS Fleet of vessels. The MATE Center encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or age.

For more information about marine technician careers, please visit:




Applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years old and ready or soon-to-be-ready to enter the job market in this field with academic studies complete or near complete. - Be a current undergraduate student or very recently graduated from an undergraduate program and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions.

- Be able to demonstrate time at sea or otherwise indicate an ability to handle life at sea.

$500/week plus travel expenses and on shore housing when required

Closing Date:
December 2, 2013