Marine Taxonomic Services, Ltd., is proud of its successful internship program, which offers paid employment in both laboratory and field-work based assignments. The program provides an exceptional opportunity to learn through practical experience, expert supervision, and on-the-job training. Interns will be introduced to a wide variety of consulting activities, including analysis, field work, project coordination, data management, and reporting.
In the lab, sort benthic invertebrates, organize benthic invertebrate data, and support overall laboratory success and efficiency. In the field, assist in marine biology field work and the subsequent preparation of reports and other documents; potential travel throughout Marine Taxonomic Services’ defined service region (Oregon; San Diego, CA; and Lake Tahoe), as project needs dictate.
All responsibilities done in partnership with, and under the direction of, an experienced Project Manager.
Qualified candidates are enthusiastic, energetic, team-oriented individuals who hold, or are in pursuit of, a Bachelor’s Degree in a science related field, with Junior level standing, or higher. Candidates should have excellent oral communication and computer skills.
Paid positions are on a limited duration employment basis (typically 6 months, June – November), with a varied workload of 24-40 hours/week.
Assignments are typically based in San Diego, CA, South Lake Tahoe, CA or Corvallis, OR.
For more information on current internship opportunities please contact us via the link below.
"The opportunity to intern with MTS advanced my working knowledge of the marine environment more than all of the courses I took in college. You are immersed in a hands-on environment, learning about the industry, while surrounded by an intelligent, encouraging and hilarious team . With a positive experience in those first few months, I was able to progress with MTS into a permanent role. This is an awesome opportunity to grow as a scientist and in all aspects of self development."
"MTS has been a great help throughout my professional and academic career. They allowed me the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and skills while interning for them. Academically their scholarship was a big help financially. It has helped cover tuition cost, school supplies, field supplies and travel cost for my sites. Not having to worry about my financial situation allowed me to focus on school to be the best student I could be. I will always be grateful to MTS for the help they have provided me along my journey."