Skip to Main Content
About Mote Marine Laboratory

The Mote Marine Laboratory was founded in 1955 as an independent, nonprofit organization committed to the advancement, education and research of the marine environment. Its researchers focus on southern Florida, although their work is recognized in national and international journals. Mote scientists have conducted award-winning research in over 50 countries.

College interns focus on a specific aspect of marine research in one of seven research center areas—aquaculture, marine mammal and sea turtle research, coral reefs, ecotoxicology, coastal ecology, fisheries and shark research. Research interns work in both the field and the lab. Intern projects may include acoustic monitoring, surveys, field collection, data processing and analysis, surveys, lab testing and maintenance. There are also intern positions in animal care, education programs, the public aquarium, communications and the Mote library. Mote also hosts the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, a paid summer research internship.


Open to college students, recent college graduates and graduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote College Intern Program
Mote Marine Laboratory
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-4441


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Tallahassee, FL