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The Application Process

Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, references, an unofficial transcript, and an optional letter of recommendation.

Application Timeline

Please apply by the dates listed below. We will begin reviewing applications on these dates but will accept applications as long as positions are available.

  • Spring internships: December 1

    • Please note: Spring 2021 Marine Mammal Application Deadline is November 1, 2020. 

      For all non-Marine Mammal internships, we will begin reviewing applications on December 1 but will accept applications as long as positions are available. Missed the application date? You can still apply!

  • Summer internships: January 31

  • Fall internships: June 1

  • Winter internships: October 16

Can I still apply?

The Decision Process

You will receive confirmation by email that your application has been received. Select candidates will be invited for interviews with representatives from the Volunteer Programs and Internships Office, followed by a second interview with the department(s) applied to. We regret that we are unable to respond to status inquiries over the phone.

For More Information

If you have any questions about our internship program, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. Please contact us at if you need further assistance. 

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