The PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) is a collaborative program between PIFSC and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This program offers qualified participants professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunities tailored to meet their educational and professional goals and interests.
PYSO enables participants to work under the guidance of talented staff of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (including JIMAR staff at PIFSC) who will provide challenging work opportunities and one-to-one mentoring in the participant’s field of study.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with a mentor on a project that draws from a variety of topics including, but not limited to: fish ecology, protected species, oceanography, fishery economics, stock assessment, coral reef ecology, ecosystem studies, climate studies, marine ecology, environmental monitoring, and social sciences. One participant will be selected for each of the projects being offered each summer.
For more info and how to apply click here!
Tip for anyone applying: Kyle Van Houtan who is an alum of Duke works there, so reach out to him!
These internships offer ~$5000-$6000 stipends, and usually housing/some meal plan as well! It’s a great way to get involved with research. There’s even one at DUML and lots abroad! I did the Woods Hole SSF one, Jen did the USC Wrigley Institute, and Austin did the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, so let us know if you have questions!
For more info and a list of positions click here!
Environmental internships through the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. Offers some great opportunities all around the country to get hands on experience in the field and an easy way to get your foot in the door with the workforce. Many facets of environmental work are covered. First round is over but they have a second round in a few weeks.
Take a look at the list here, we guarantee you can find something you are interested in!