Marine Internship: ​

The MATE Center and the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2015 MATE/UNOLS six-month internship through January 5, 2015.  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 a research vessel and be exposed to a wide range of technology and equipment.


If you are interested, please apply today!  If you have friends or students who might be interested—please send this on to them. Flyers are available by contacting Tami Lunsford, MATE’s Internship Advisor, at [email protected] or Nandita Sarkar, MATE Internship Coordinator, at [email protected].


2015 MATE/UNOLS Six-Month Internship


Location: R/V Oceanus at Oregon State University

Full Description: This spring/summer (approximately March 20 – September 25, 2015), the MATE Center and the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet will sponsor one marine technical internship onboard the research vessel R/V Oceanus ( 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 and end in Corvallis, Oregon.  The exact schedule through September will be determined before the acceptance date, but will involve work on the R/V Oceanus and at their on-shore facilities.  Internship projects will be dependent on the funded science but previous interns have worked on cruises to support science 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.

For more information about marine technician careers, please visit .  For more specifics on a Research Vessel Marine Technician, see Steve Hartz’s profile here: 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 US Academic Research Fleet. 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.


– Applicants must ready or soon-to-be-ready to enter the job market in this field with academic studies complete or near complete.

– Demonstrated sea time is highly desirable.


To apply, please visit to complete the online application and submit your supporting documents.

REQUIRED supporting documents include:

* A cover letter describing your ideal internship, career goals, why you are interested in becoming a marine technician, and skills / academic background

* Your current resume

* Your unofficial transcript

* At least one letter(s) of recommendation from an instructor, academic advisor, or employer (ideally, we prefer a letter from an instructor in a related course AND a letter from an employer)

For further information or questions, please visit or contact Tami Lunsford, MATE Internship Advisor, at [email protected] or Nandita Sarkar, MATE Internship Coordinator, at[email protected].