Marine science internships available to high school juniors

High school juniors interested in marine science have the chance to participate in an eight-week internship in Virginia this summer that will allow them to lead education programs for younger students and participate in research projects with college professors.

The Marine Science Consortium is accepting applications for the unpaid internship through Jan. 29. Current high school juniors are eligible to apply.

The SEA S.T.A.R. (Students Teaching and Researching) program — which runs June 17 through Aug. 12 — takes place on the Marine Science Consortium’s main campus in Wallops Island, Va. Students accepted into the program receive free meals and lodging during that time.

The program will accept six current high school juniors (who will be rising seniors this summer) interested in education, biology or science. Students should also have an interest in working in an outdoor environmental education setting.

Visit the Marine Science Consortium website for more information about the program and instructions for submitting applications.