Student Research Internships

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) summer internships are specifically designed for undergraduate college students. Student interns work directly with mentors and SML scientists to conduct research experiments and projects. Internships provide invaluable career-related experience and help develop skills that will increase your marketability when it's time to apply to graduate school or pursue a full-time job.

SML provides room, board, and round-trip transportation to and from Appledore Island to all interns unless otherwise specified. SML offers internships in a wide variety of disciplines, see individual internship descriptions (3 categories) below for details. SML's research internship program evolves each year; some internships are contingent upon funding. Please use the orange buttons below to learn more about internships offered in each of the following fields of study:





Application & Deadlines:

Deadlines for all 2017 internships have passed. Check back in Fall 2017 or email us at to express interest in future SML research internships.

Research Apprenticeship Option:

Looking for ways to strengthen your resume/CV and become more competitive on your applications? Consider the Shoals Research Apprenticeship, which allows you to propose and conduct your own research project under the guidance of SML's faculty!

All Research Interns must read and familiarize themselves with the Research Intern Manual: