2024 Paid Summer Internship for Undergraduates at UC San Diego

The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduates with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science and technology to apply for the 2024 MPL Summer Internship Program.


The MPL Summer Internship program is a paid, ten-week research program where students complete their own individual research project under the mentorship of some of the most notable scientists in the world. In addition to their research, students will attend weekly seminars, participate in hands-on activities, and more. Interns receive a $16.85/hour salary and a $6,000 taxable stipend to offset costs of housing, meals, transportation, etc. 


This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors!


Research Topics Include:

Acoustics and Infrasound
Applied Ocean Sciences
Autonomous Ocean Platforms and Global Observing Systems
Coastal Oceanography
Internal Waves and Ocean Mixing
Marine Mammal Biology
Nonlinear and Surface Waves
Ocean Acoustics
Ocean Instrumentation and Technology
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Physical Oceanography
Population and Community Ecology
Upper Ocean and Submesoscale Processes



  • 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.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age as of the internship start date.


  • Applicants must be available to start in June 2024 and work 40 hours/week for entire duration of the internship (10 consecutive weeks).



To learn more and apply, please visit https://mpl.ucsd.edu/internships/.


Applications are due Friday, January 12, 2024, at 4 p.m. Pacific time. Decisions will be emailed to applicants by the end of April.


UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.


For questions, please contact mpl-internship@ucsd.edu.



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Published on January 9th, 2024

Last updated on January 9th, 2024