Volunteer docent at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Volunteer/internship opportunities at the Birch Aquarium at ScrippsIf you are interested in applying to volunteer, please e-mail the Birch Aquarium Volunteer Department ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 858/822-4934 and request an application. You will then be invited to the next new volunteer orientation, which is held quarterly, in February, May, August, and November. For more information, please visit the Birch Aquarium web site.
Please note that all volunteer and internship positions at the Birch Aquarium are unpaid.
Summer research internships at Scripps's Marine Physical Laboratory
College students in their junior or senior year who are considering a career in scientific research are encouraged to apply for a summer of research experience in marine science and technology at the Marine Physical Laboratory. Candidates should have a strong background in quantitative science with majors in either applied mathematics, chemistry, physics, or engineering.
Summer research programsThe Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences is designed to introduce bright and energetic undergraduates to research in the marine and earth sciences. The intensive SURF research training experience prepares students to become research scholars, and stimulates serious consideration of graduate study. The SURF Program is commited to increasing the number of students who are from underrepresented backgrounds in the graduate programs leading to a doctorate in the sciences.
To find out how to apply for the SURF Program, please visit the SURF Program web site.
Volunteering for participation in research at seaVery rarely, Scripps investigators will ask the Birch Aquarium to refer volunteers to go to sea and assist their research cruises. To be included in such referrals, see the information on volunteer/internship opportunities at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps above, and indicate your seagoing interest when signing up as described there. More frequently, volunteers who wish to go to sea proactively approach chief scientists of cruises on Scripps ships, offer their services, and strike up agreements for participation on those cruises. These chief scientists may be from Scripps or from other institutions. Click here for further information on this mode of volunteering for sea.