MPL Summer Internship Program

Pier shot on campus tour

Pier shot on campus tour

Please check back in October 2018 for the summer 2019 application.

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, chemistry, biology or geology. 

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 our faculty and scientific staff.



Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in their first, second, or third year of undergraduate status. Senior year undergrads, former MPL interns and high school applicants are not eligible.


Application Procedure

To apply, submit your application via the online registrationbeginning November 27, 2017.  Applications are due February 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. Pacific time. Please complete all the steps outlined to submit your application. Decisions will be emailed to applicants by the end of April.


Required Documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Statement of interest, including anticipated date of graduation 
  3. Academic records/Unofficial transcripts
  4. Two letters of recommendation from current/recent professors




More Information

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