MPL Summer Internship Program
Due to the uncertainty with COVID-19 and its impact on UCSD and SIO’s operations, we are very sorry to report that we are canceling the 2021 MPL Summer Internship Program. Please check later for updates regarding the 2022 program.
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 or 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 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 - The Application Period Has Closed
Due to the uncertainty with COVID-19 and its impact on UCSD and SIO’s operations, we are very sorry to report that we are canceling the 2021 MPL Summer Internship Program. Please visit this website in future months for updates regarding the 2022 program.
- Statement of interest, including anticipated date of graduation
- Academic records / unofficial transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation from current / recent professors
- Internship Program FAQ
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