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Last Update: March 15, 2023

*Each section below is sorted by application deadline

Full time positions

  • Assistant Marine Scientist - Fisheries Specialist at Rutgers (Cape May, NJ)
    • $71,087 - $108,870 Per Year
    • This position reports to the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory Director in cooperation with faculty supporting the position with externally funded research and works at various locations within the HSRL complex in southern New Jersey. The position will provide leadership and support for commercial and recreational finfish and shellfish fisheries throughout New Jersey with a focus on the southern region. Responsibilities include education and outreach of research conducted at HSRL or in association with HSRL faculty, staff, and students.
    • Required: Master’s Degree
    • Job Posting:
  • Benthic Ecology Program Coordinator at Smithsonian Marine Station (Fort Pierce, FL)
    • Salary: $49,758
    • Full time (40 hours/week) with full benefits package
    • A full-time position is available in the Benthic Ecology Laboratory at SMS to serve as the Program Coordinator for a long-term benthic infaunal monitoring project. The project focuses on characterizing benthic infaunal communities from the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie Estuary as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).
    • The Program Coordinator will perform research to evaluate ecosystem health that will inform CERP restoration efforts and adaptive management practices. This position is largely lab-based research and involves lab management, with quarterly field work.
    • To apply, send cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Holly Sweat ( by March 17, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • EPA Fellowship on Marine Pollution Prevention (Washington D.C.)
    • $61,947 (via monthly stipends)
    • Full time, one year with potential for renewal
    • For recent masters degree graduates
    • A research opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Office of Water (OW), Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW). The appointment will be served in the Oceans, Wetlands, and Communities Division (OWCD) in the Freshwater and Marine Regulatory Branch (FMRB) located in Washington, D.C.
    • Application Deadline March 20, 2023
    • Job posting: 
  • Microbial Oceanography Lab Manager at the Marine Science Institute, University of California (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Natural Resources Specialist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Palacios, Texas)
    • Salary: $32,976 - $52,045 Per Year
    • This position:
      • Is responsible for coordinating, implementing and reporting on fisheries and aquaculture research in Texas coastal waters.
      • Is responsible for devising and conducting research projects related to all phases of fish biology including growth, reproduction and maturity, spawning, migration, population genetics, taxonomy, systematics, and environmental DNA analysis.
      • Will communicate and interact with the public, scientific community and agency peers to identify and design research projects that benefit fishery management, stock enhancement or other elements of marine resource conservation and management in Texas.
      • Is expected to work both independently, and as a member of a team, addressing the research needs of the Coastal Fisheries division. This includes involvement in all phases of research, including study design, data collection, data analysis, and writing. Performs additional duties as assigned.
      • Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
    • Job Posting:
    • Deadline: March 29, 2023
  • Stewardship Associate with the Lowcountry Land Trust (Charleston, SC)
  • Fish Crew Leader with the Midwest Biodiversity Institute (Hilliard, OH)
    • $39,500 - $43,500 Per Year
    • During summer-fall field season, leads a 3-person field crew that collects fish and habitat data in wadeable streams and non-wadeable rivers.
      • Responsible for following required methods and quality assurance practices per project specifications.
      • Operates electrofishing equipment, 4WD trucks, boats and outboard motors. Independently carries out detailed plans of study, supervises crew members, ensures proper safety practices and care and maintenance of all sampling gear and vehicles.
      • Responsible for collection and custody of data, including data sheets and ancillary forms.
      • Must be able to accurately maintain records and expense documents.
      • Crews frequently travel together over extended periods of time including consecutive weeks and weekends. During the off-season, manages data and assists with report writing
    • Job Posting:
  • Algae Lead at Taylor Shellfish Farms (Quilcene, WA)
    • $25-$28/hour DOE
    • Organize Algae Department staff schedules to ensure all department duties are completed.
    • Monitor and evaluate laboratory and production algae health and performance.
    • Maintain records of growth and health data for all growing systems.
    • Order supplies and organize Algae Department space.
    • Health, dental, vision, and a 401K match program
    • Accrued paid time off
    • Posted March 1, 2023
    • Job Posting:
  • Natural Resources Lead with Liliʻuokalani Trust (Kailua-Kona, HI)
    • Oversees the Natural Resources team in the implementation of land and field projects, as per designated plans to ensure the restoration, protection, and health of Keahuolū’s ecological environments.
    • Monitors various ecosystems by conducting fisheries surveys, intertidal surveys, anchialine pool surveys, and water quality surveys using NRDS when applicable.
    • Administrates and leads select commercial landscaping and conservation contracts. Monitors projects ensuring they conform to contract specifications.
    • Collaborates with the Nursery team in the development of conservation outplanting plans. Oversees all outplanting efforts in Keahuolū using NRDS to track necessary data.
    • Job Posting:
  • Taxonomist with Normandeau Associates, Inc. (Bedford, NH)
    • Normandeau Associates, Inc., an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in natural resources management, is seeking taxonomists in our Bedford, NH biological laboratory.
    • These positions will conduct processing of biological samples from surveys related to environmental permitting or monitoring programs. Depending on a candidate’s qualifications and experience, work may include identification of benthic invertebrates, ichthyoplankton, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and/or marine macroalgae.
    • In addition to the identification and enumeration of biological specimens, responsibilities may include the management of project tasks, maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies, and the supervision, training, and quality oversight of junior staff.
    • Minimum of bachelor’s degree required
    • Job posting:
    • Application Deadline: April 30, 2023
  • Fishery Restoration Scientist (REMOTE in SC or GA)
    • M-F, 9:00-3:00+
    • Use regional environmental information to characterize and evaluate effects to EFH and actions for offsetting those impacts expected from offshore wind energy, port development, and habitat restoration projects in the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean
    • Provide GIS and mapping support for evaluating offshore wind, port development, habitat restoration, and hydropower projects, including creation or update of GIS shapefiles, maps, and webpages
    • Collaborate with various stakeholders to develop accurate accountings of habitats within various impact footprints to minimize and mitigate direct and indirect impacts. These stakeholders may include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), state wildlife and fisheries agencies, and interagency teams (e.g., Resource Management Teams)
    • Job listing:
  • Hatchery Manager with The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory (FSUCML)
    • Salary: $36,250 – 81,563
    • Monday-Friday, 8-5 with some flexibility required
    • The successful candidate for this position will be involved in the establishment and management of a research hatchery, which supports the research and restoration objectives of the Apalachicola Bay System Initiative (ABSI, The hatchery is primarily focused on producing larvae and juveniles of the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), but additional shellfish species are sometimes cultured for other research projects.
    • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree or a combination of post-high school education and experience equal to four years.
    • Position open until filled
    • Job listing:
  • Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Instructor with Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) (Gloucester, MA)
    • This is not your average teaching position. Gloucester Biotechnology Academy instructors enjoy a low student to teacher ratio, students with a passion for science, and support from the Gloucester community.
    • Our students graduate in 10 months with more lab hours than a 4-year Bachelor’s degree recipient, and are already making a difference at biotech, life science and pharmaceutical companies across the state.
    • Preferred candidate will have a master’s degree.
    • Candidates with experience with cell culture strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Salary DOE, Insurance benefits, paid time off, 10 paid holidays
    • Job posting:
  • Research Scientist with Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) (Gloucester, MA)
    • GMGI is seeking a Research Scientist to lead an independent research program that aligns with our mission within our Biomedicine & Biotechnology focus area. It is envisioned that this program will include cutting edge molecular and/or computational approaches to address research questions at the intersection of oceans and human health with translational outcomes.
    • PhD preferred but experience considered
    • Job posting: 
  • Genomics Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins (Laurel, Maryland)
    • Biological Sciences Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.
    • We are seeking a Genomics Research Scientist to support operational genomics research. As part of the Research and Exploratory Development Department, our group conducts basic and applied research to characterize pathogen evolution and understand complex biological communities.
    • We work to develop advanced genome sequencing and analytical approaches to support rapid data sharing (enabling decision making) and to understand variability in natural populations over time.
    • In this role, you will conduct genomics research for environmental surveillance applications, targeting diverse biologicals ranging from viruses to marine species. You will work with a team of biologists and informaticists to build systems that integrate genomic surveillance capabilities to increase the speed and utility of genomics. You will apply traditional and state of the art approaches to characterize complex microbial and eukaryotic communities and develop new methods to enable future capabilities.
    • Master's degree preferred
    • Posted February 1, 2023
    • Job Posting:
  • Field Marine Biologist/Fisheries Observer with EWTS (New Bedford/Gloucester, MA)
    • $400/week + room and board on the Schooner + $200 travel stipend
    • Are you looking for an adventurous outdoor seagoing position? Well, this is it! Get your career started in marine resource management and marine biology by applying to EWTS. EWTS is actively searching for the next group of enthusiastic candidates to fill openings in our At-Sea Monitoring program. Candidates must possess a determined drive to collect high quality data at-sea while displaying a passion for marine conservation.
    • Candidates must successfully pass a training course scheduled for April 10th-25th. The NOAA training facility is located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Upon successful completion of training. Candidates will be tasks with vessel trip assignments ranging from commercial fishing ports in New Jersey and New England.
    • Observer candidates will be asked to demonstrate their ability to do the following during Observer Training: a. Swim 100 meters; b. Tread water for three minutes; c. Don an immersion suit in 60 seconds or less; and d. Perform various water survival skills (i.e., boarding a life raft and cold water survival introduced during safety training
    • Please email your cover letter, resume, references, and an unofficial copy of your transcripts to We encourage all who submit their documents to follow up with a text or call to the main office number at 860-910-4957
  • Aquarist (Omaha, NE)
    • Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is seeking an Aquarist to assist in day-to-day operations of our large Elasmobranch exhibit and various other exhibits and behind the scenes operations. These duties include daily monitoring of water chemistry, animal health, animal needs and exhibit cleanliness.
    • Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
      • This position is an aquarist that is responsible for a variety of saltwater exhibits located in the Scott Aquarium at the Omaha Zoo.
      • Implements procedures and protocol for all areas of aquarium operations including, but not limited to, animal husbandry, aquarium maintenance, water quality analysis, life support systems, preventative tank maintenance, quarantine
      • Animals: Implements procedures and protocol for quarantine procedures, monitoring of animal health, diet, and behavior.
      • Follows protocols for record- keeping.
      • Follows direction on fish disease treatment.
      • Life Support Systems: Implements procedures and protocol for all aspects of maintaining water filtration equipment.
      • Tests and tracks water quality to ensure all systems are maintained within established water quality parameters.
    • Job Posting:
  • Aquatics Supervisor at Nashville Zoo (Nashville, TN)

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2023 Harry M. Lightsey, Jr. Visiting Scholars Fellowships
    • Grants up to $5000
    • Awarded to faculty – potential to partially to support a graduate student
    • Selected Scholars will spend one or more weeks in residence prior to June 30, 2024 at Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre research reserve and historic site in Georgetown County, South Carolina.
    • Visiting Scholars will research and study any subject relevant to Hobcaw Barony. Proposals to study the unique ecology of the property through the core fields of applied forestry or marine biology, the history of the property and its role in the development of this area and nation, the unique buildings and facilities at Hobcaw, and/or the noted artist represented in the collections are especially encouraged, although all appropriate subjects will be considered.
    • Proposal due by May 5, 2023
    • Bill Strosnider has offered to help with applications on collaborative efforts (student-advisor)
    • See for information 
    • Reach out to your GA, Jesi at for more details and eligibility 


  • Clean Marina Program Internship with S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
    • $15/hour
    • 20 hours/week
    • The Clean Marina Intern will:
      • Coordinate steering committee activities
      • Coordinate certification/recertification workshops in partnership with S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR)
      • Coordinate inspection teams and inspections
      • Ensure that marinas are inspected in timely manner according to Clean Marina Program requirements
      • Develop marketing plan and conduct social media activities for CMP
      • Work with Department of Health & Environmental Control to update CMP Presentation and Guidebook, as needed
      • Update CMP Website with links to informational and marketing materials as necessary
      • Respond to CMP applicants and questions
      • Work with SCDNR to include CMP presence at boat shows
    • Position requires a valid driver’s license.
    • Position will be open until the right candidate is found
    • Visit for more information
  • Marine Science Internship (Dauphin Island, AL)
    • $1000 biweekly stipend
    • The Alabama Center of Excellence (ALCoE) housed at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), located on Dauphin Island, Alabama, is soliciting applications for three (3) Marine Science Interns to help conduct ecosystem-based monitoring along the Northern Gulf of Mexico under Drs. John Valentine and Ken Heck.
    • The positions will begin as early as April, 2023, and end December 15, 2023. The start date is flexible with preferred start dates between April 1, 2023 and May 15, 2023.
    • Interns will:
      • Assist with exploring how connectivity between coastal habitat types influences biodiversity and secondary production.
      • Interns will also assist with research that is conducted in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) Network.
      • Assist with other monitoring projects led by Dr. Heck, including submerged aquatic vegetation restoration and coastal habitat monitoring, including marsh and living shoreline monitoring.
      • Receive training in fish and invertebrate sampling techniques and identification, and SAV and marsh identification and monitoring techniques.
    • There may also be opportunities to learn other ecological field sampling techniques (oyster reef monitoring, fisheries sampling, and analytical methods) in a variety of marine environments.
    • For more information about the ALCoE, please visit
    • Deadline: March 20st, 2023
    • Job Posting:
  • Turtle Survival Center Chelonian Husbandry Internship with Turtle Survival Alliance (Cross, South Carolina)
    • Voluntary Internship / Chelonian husbandry course
    • Multiple applicants will be selected
    • Flexible dates, minimum of 3 months
    • The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) is offering a unique opportunity for self-motivated people to gain hands-on experience with the day to day operations of a non-profit chelonian conservation center. The TSA is seeking applicants for full time volunteer internships at the TSA’s Turtle Survival Center (TSC) in Cross, South Carolina. Introductory course for those focusing on chelonian husbandry and conservation.
    • Please email a letter of interest and CV or resume, with references, to the TSA’s Assistant Curator, Clinton Doak (, and include a date range of availability.
    • Clinton Doak: (843) 753-2159
    • Apply by May 1, 2023


Summer Opportunities

  • Educator/Deckhand aboard 80' Schooner SoundWaters (Stamford, CT)
    • $400/week + room and board on the Schooner + $200 travel stipend
    • START DATE: March 20, 2023
    • END DATE: November 17, 2023
    • Duties:
      • Delivering SoundWaters marine science curriculum to students of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds.
      • Providing an outstanding, educational and fun experiences to all guests.
      • Preparing the schooner for public sails and educational programs.
      • Assisting with the sailing, mooring, anchoring, and docking of the schooner.
      • Knowing and following all policies and procedures, and especially emergency protocols.
      • Assisting with various maintenance projects throughout the season and maintaining education equipment.
      • Sharing in daily chores. (i.e., cleaning, and custodial tasks of the vessel)
    • Please send cover letter and resume to: Capt. Virgilio Gonzalez at
    • Posted March 9, 2023
  • Coastal Education Internship with the American Littoral Society (Highlands, NJ)
    • 2 available internships
    • $15/hour, 25 hours/week (5 hours a day - 5 days a week)
    • The American Littoral Society is a nonprofit, membership-based organization headquartered on Sandy Hook in Highlands, NJ. The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same. We are offering summer internship opportunities based out of Sandy Hook National Recreation Area.​
    • Primary Responsibilities will include:
      • Leading hands-on outdoor education programs involving seining, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.
      • Leading outdoor nature walks and trips for the public.
      • Assisting in community science projects involving marine life identification.
      • Researching, writing, and designing public education materials on coastal/marine topics for various audiences.
      • Representing the Society at outreach events.Qualifications: College students with environmental science, marine science, ecology or similar background may apply. Informal and/or formal education teaching experience preferred and a qualified individual must enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for the littoral zone with people from all age groups and walks of life. The internship will require the use of personal vehicle and laptop.
    • Email RESUME and COVER LETTER to Education Director: Nicole Haines at
    • Deadline: March 31st, 2023
  • Conservation Crew on Squam Lake (Holderness, NH)
    • $1,080 per month, 6-month position (5/17/23 - 10/20/23)
    • The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) is a non-profit conservation organization that works to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the Squam watershed. Through conservation, education, and low-impact recreation, the SLA promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the Squam Lakes Region. The Squam Lakes Association has 6 half-year positions (22.5 weeks) available beginning May 17, 2023 for the summer/fall Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) program.
    • Scuba diving to remove aquatic invasive species
    • Caretaking our low-impact campsites: checking in campers, educating the public, maintaining composting toilets, etc.
    • Maintaining the SLA’s 50+ miles of trail in the Squam Range
    • Leading volunteer crews in the field
    • Creating and running engaging environmental education programs, including trail and lake hosting to educate the public on regional conservation initiatives
    • Water quality monitoring
    • Removing terrestrial invasive species
    • Apply by April 1, 2023
  • Marine Science Summer Camp Counselor at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station (Wallops Island, Virginia)
    • $800/bi-weekly
    • Hiring for 4 Marine Science Summer Camp Counselors (two female, two male)
    • CBFS offers a variety of summer camps and courses that give all campers a hands-on, feet-wet experience. Our residential marine science camp is for students ages 8-18 to stay for either 3 nights or 5 nights at our on campus dorms.
    • Weekly camp duties run from Sunday at 1:00 pm to Friday at 5:00 pm with some time-off during the week.
    • Apply with resume, cover letter, and 3 references via email to with “Summer Camp Counselor Position” in the email subject.
    • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will begin January 23rd. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled
    • Direct questions to Lexi Overdiek at 757-824-5636 x106 or at
  • Summer Field Work opportunities at Clemson University
    • To apply, send your CV and contact information to:
    • Plant Pathology with Ginny Dubose ( and Dr. Anthony Keinath
    • Horticulture with: Matt Horry ( and Dr. Brian Ward (
    • “You will get dirty and sweaty”
  • Bottlenose Dolphin Photo-ID Program Summer Internship (Gulfport, Mississippi)
    • Unpaid internship
    • 12 week commitment – flexible dates over the summer
    • 40 hours/week
    • For decades, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies has been a leader in bottlenose dolphin and sea turtle research in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In this effort, IMMS has helped protect one of the largest coastal bottlenose dolphin populations in the U.S. (2586 distinct individuals identified through photo-ID, Samuelson et al., 2021)
    • In this position, interns will primarily assist the institute’s Bottlenose Dolphin Photo-ID Program in collecting and processing photographs of bottlenose dolphins in the Mississippi Sound.
    • Other research efforts may include conducting literature reviews, collecting and managing fisheries, habitat and environmental data, and investigating ecological factors and relationships. Interns will also gain diverse experience working in other program areas including marine mammal and sea turtle stranding response, sea turtle surveys, veterinary research, aquaria maintenance and animal care (bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, rays, starfish, birds, reptiles, etc.), and marine education and conservation.
    • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please send a resume (with 3 references), a copy of your college transcripts, and a one-page statement of interest to 

More Helpful Resources


Job Boards:

American Fisheries Society 

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography  

Association of Zoos and Aquariums 

gCaptain (Ship jobs)

Marine Bio Conservation 

Marine Advanced Technology Education 

National Association of Marine Laboratories 

Schimdt Marine 

Scripps Institute 

Seven Seas Media Conservation


World Aquaculture Society





MARMAM (Marine Mammals) 


Webinars/Global Resources:

For professional and personal development, these sites have links to free global webinars on a variety of topics related to marine biology:

NOAA Science Seminars                

Ocean Conservation Global Events