Major: Marine Sciences

Location: CT, United States

Course; Grading: MARN 4891; Satisfactory (S) / Unsatisfactory (U)
Course co-requisites; Grading: N/A; N/A
Possible number of credits: One – Three
Course prerequisites: Instructor consent required. Recommended: nine credits of MARN courses at junior-senior level.
Minimum class standing and GPA: Junior; N/A
Academic work requirement: Journal of activities reflecting hours and type of work agreed upon with the organization’s supervisor and instructor of record prior to the start of the internship.
Can non-majors receive credit? Yes; please see description, or contact major/department directly for possible restrictions.
Internship is a graduation requirement for
this program:
When course is offered: Fall and Spring
Additional information: With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit, not to exceed 3 credits. One credit may be earned for up to 42 hours of pre-approved work.


Sample Internship opportunities for Marine Sciences majors:
Education and Outreach, Laboratory Sample Analysis, Field Sampling, Energy and Climate Change Policy

Sample organizations where Marine Sciences majors have interned:
Mystic Aquarium, Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Ocean Research Organization Australia, Reef Relief, Mote Marine Laboratory, Millstone Power Plant (Dominion) Environmental Lab; CIRCA (Connecticut Institute for Resiliency and Climate Adaptation), Sea Grant

Ways to find an internship:
Internships can be found on Handshake, or through online resources found at

For more information about internship policies in this department, please contact:
Dr. Claudia Koerting, Instrumentation Support
1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06355

Sponsor:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences