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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Research Opportunities

Want to get involved in research or internships? You've come to the right place. We have listed all opportunities available to SEOE program majors. Take a look!!

Internship Opportunities


The U.S. Academic Research Fleet of UNOLS-designated research ships will host 1 long-term (approximately 6 months) and 12-14 short-term (4-16 weeks each) marine technical internships in 2023 (subject to funding). Departure dates will depend on the schedule of each research cruise. We will first select candidates for internships starting in Spring, and then in Summer and Fall.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.


Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program

"Like grad school bootcamp for juniors!" PPIA offers a fully-funded seven-week program to prepare you for grad school in fields like policy, administration and international affairs—plus an additional grad school scholarship.

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Shedd AQUARIUM Veterinary Technician Internship - 2023

This career learning experience allows veterinary technician interns to learn and participate in the day to day workings of an aquarium animal hospital, which provides care for a large collection of fishes, marine and terrestrial mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates. Working closely with veterinary technicians and veterinarians, they will experience and assist in exotic animal medicine including routine health care, treatments, and procedures.

Southern Mississippi Field Program

Make your plans today to attend the GCRL School of Ocean Science and Engineering Summer Field Program and gain an experience of a lifetime!

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Undergraduate Research Funding

Margaret A. Davidson Resilience Research Scholars Program. Conduct a paid research project with a faculty member for one semester.

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