Summer Internships for College Students

Laguna Ocean Foundation’s Summer Internship Program was created in June 2009. The objective of the program is to provide college-level students with work experience in various fields of marine science relating to education, conservation and research. Interns are trained to participate in research relating to water quality monitoring, intertidal biodiversity, documenting Marine Protected Area infractions, and participate in our ongoing monitoring of intertidal human use and the shorebird diversity found in Laguna Beach. They will assist Laguna Ocean Foundation staff in collaborating with local entities such as the Laguna Beach Lifeguards and Laguna Beach’s Marine Protection Officer, record collected data in Excel spreadsheets, and assist in interpreting data in creative ways for publication.

The program generally runs from mid-June through mid-September, but start and stop dates are flexible based on student need. Students are required to work roughly 10-15 hours per week.

College students who are interested in participating in Laguna Ocean Foundation’s Summer Internship Program can email their résumés to Please include a one-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in this internship and include any relevant personal, educational or work experiences. Résumés are due March 15 and qualified candidates will be interviewed and selected by April 15.

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