Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program

San Diego, ,
United States

A paid internship for undergraduate students interested in a career in marine science and technology.

The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) seeks inquisitive motivated undergraduates with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science, majoring in engineering, physics, applied mathematics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors.

Undergraduate college students contemplating a career in scientific research and development are encouraged to apply for a summer research internship in marine science and technology. This ten-week summer internship program offers qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. In addition to their research, students will attend weekly seminars given by members of MPL faculty and scientific staff and others.

Interns are paid $14 per hour. No further compensation or stipend is provided.

To get a rough idea of the cost of living in San Diego, check out Undergraduates Cost of attendance for 2019-2020; in particular review estimates for costs of housing, meals, transportation, and personal expenses.


Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled as 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate at a college or university. Senior year undergrads, former MPL interns and high school applicants are not eligible.

Fact Sheet

Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, First Year, Junior, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Summer Opportunity
San Diego, ,
United States
North America

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 17, 2020
Applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM PACIFIC TIME