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December 3, 2018

MATE At-Sea Internship Opportunity

Six Month Internship: Application Deadline: January 18, 2019

The MATE Center and the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2019 MATE/UNOLS Long-Term Internship (approximately six months) through January 18, 2019. Please share this with undergraduate students or recent graduates from an undergraduate program who you think would be interested and qualified. Applicants must be ready to enter the job market in the field of marine technology with academic studies completed before departing. The departure date will be in April (but we will consider qualified applicants that can depart up to May 13th). This is an incredible opportunity to work onboard research vessels and be exposed to a wide range of marine technologies and equipment.

2019 MATE/UNOLS Long-Term Internship
Internship Description: The MATE Center and the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet will sponsor one marine technical internship hosted by the University of Washington (approximately mid-April to the end of October or early November 2019; mid-May starts will be considered for qualified applicants). The selected intern will be hosted mainly onboard the following research vessels: the THOMAS G. THOMPSON and the RACHEL CARSON. The intern will work with marine technicians on shore and at sea and learn how to operate and maintain a variety of scientific and navigational equipment in support of shipboard scientific research. This internship may involve travel to Seattle, WA and the surrounding area; Woods Hole in Falmouth, Massachusetts; Cape Town, South Africa; and Montevideo, Uruguay (cruise plans are still in development.)

Internship projects will vary from one cruise to another and correspond to the cruise objectives set by the lead scientists for each cruise. Previous interns have worked on cruises to support science projects ranging from chemical oceanography, marine biology, GIS/bathymetric surveys (seafloor mapping), geological studies, work with ROVs and much more! The position will last approximately six months and the intern will receive a stipend of $500 per week, plus reimbursement for travel expenses and housing - mostly aboard one of the research vessels. Many successful internships result in a full-time job offer within the UNOLS fleet.

For more information on marine technicians and the work that they do please see:

MATE internships focus on technology and scientific support of marine research rather than the academic research. This internship specifically aims to help recruit and train a new marine technician for the US Academic Research Fleet. Guidelines for the long-term internship can be found here:

The MATE Center encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or age.

 Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
 Applicants must be close to graduation or recently graduated (less than 2 years) with an Associate or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited US educational institution.
 Applicants must be US citizens. A valid US passport will be required for the internship, but may be applied for after the internship offer is made.
 Past MATE summer interns are eligible to apply!
 Applicants must be ready to enter the job market in this field with academic studies complete.
 Demonstrated sea time is required.

To Apply:
To apply, please visit and scroll down to the bottom of the page for a link to the online application and submit your supporting documents.

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