Internships at Downeast Institute

Current Opportunities

We have completed accepting applications for summer 2024 internships.

Downeast Institute is a nonprofit marine research, education and shellfish production facility located on Great Wass Island in the town of Beals, Maine.  Our mission is public service through marine research, marine resource education, and innovations in wild and cultured fisheries.

We serve as the Marine Science Field Station of the University of Maine at Machias.  In this capacity, we provide and/or host summer undergraduate internships for students from the University of Maine at Machias, the University of Maine, and other college campuses in Maine and beyond.

Internships are subject to funding availability and are seasonal hourly positions without benefits or paid time off. Internships vary according to the lead researcher, the source of funds, and potentially the interests of the student. Shared housing for interns is available at a modest rate.

Students are also encouraged to contact us about work-study, temporary or volunteer positions based on their interests.  Previous positions have included facility maintenance, public outreach, data management and nonprofit administration.  Email inquiries to Dianne Tilton, Executive Director.

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