Internship opportunities are available in the research labs and programs at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab throughout the year.
University Programs faculty offer internships at various times depending on the current projects. Internships can range from 3 months to one year depending on the needs.
These internships offer opportunities to learn sampling techniques, understand sampling design, collect data in the field, and learn proper data management. Interns do have the opportunity at some level to work independently while also providing guidance from senior lab members.
These internships are also a great opportunity to network with professors and peers and gain exposure to projects outside a students field of interest.
For many undergraduate students, an internship is a stepping stone to graduate school.
Some labs at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab offer internships during specific times each year, such as a summer internship. However, other labs offer internships as needed for research projects.
Visit the employment page for current internships and fellowships.
Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) offers internship opportunities for students to learn more about the field of environmental education and marine science through assisting in our outdoor classes, summer camps, outreach events, and workshops.
These opportunities include school year and summer internships for high school students, undergraduate students, and recent college graduates.
Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) offers two paid summer internship positions for an undergraduate (junior, senior) or recent graduate interested in marine science and environmental education. DHP is particularly interested in applications from groups currently underrepresented in these fields.
Interns work with DHP’s education personnel in our various summer programs including summer camps for K-12 students, a residential class in marine science for high school students, workshops for educators, and public outreach events.
Interns assist in all aspects of logistics, preparation, and teaching during our 9-week summer program. Interns must commit for the duration of the program. These internships are a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of environmental education and learn about the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystems.
The internship includes a $4,000 stipend and a $500 travel allowance as well as full room and board in DISL dorms. A background check and drug testing are requirements for employment. These internships are supported by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
We will begin reviewing applications on March 18, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
My name is Blue Smith and I'm a recent graduate from the University of Montevallo in Alabama. I love animals and the outdoors with herping and kayaking being among my go-to's. I've been interested in zoological research and conservation for quite a while but I'm really looking forward to working with different groups to determine how I'd like to pursue environmental education and what topics I want to focus on more!
I am Samantha Wallace. I am a 2023 graduate of Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View Texas where I majored in Agriculture: Animal Science and minored in Biology. I am coming to Discovery Hall at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to get a broader education in marine science to prepare myself for graduate school.
Faith Stewart, MCPSS High School Intern
My name is Faith Stewart and I am in the graduating class of 2023 at Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile County. I am interested in the ocean because I plan to be a marine biologist and study sea life. I grew up down here and went to Dauphin Island Elementary school. Ever since, I wanted to be a part of something down here. I am excited to be joining Discovery Hall Programs for an internship this summer!
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Sarah Lawrence College
Alma Bryant High School, MCPSS High School Intern
Savannah Kilgore Simpson
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
University of Maryland
Mary G. Montgomery High School, MCPSS High School Intern
Miami University, Ohio
Samantha Young (University of South Carolina)
Selena Magallanes (Humboldt State)
Rosemary Meas (Alma Bryant High School, MCPSS High School Intern)
Alex Lau (Summer, University of Hawaii)
Dreu Dixon (Baker High School)
Hannah Blackmon (Murphy High School)
Lauren Still, Oregon State University
Jordan Brown (Summer, Oakwood University)
Linda Wyatt (Alma Bryant High School)
Dani Lacy (University of Miami)
Alia Barnes (Hampton University)
Jenni Ford (University of Florida)
Tisheena Howard (Savannah State University)
Jonathan Watts (Troy University)
Danielle Gissendanner (University of Montevallo)
Lauren Jakubowski (Spring Hill College)
Leticia Solis, (Bates College)
Lauren Baang, (St Francis University)
Rakeyta Scales (Alabama A&M University)
Darian Young (University of West Alabama)
Jasmine Santana (University of Michigan)
Mary Ruth Steele (University of South Alabama)