Internship & REU Opportunities

Spend your summer on the Southern Oregon coast, gaining valuable hands-on learning experiences at the Port Orford Field Station

2023 Summer Internship Opportunities

Oregon Kelp Alliance (ORKA) 

The ORKA intern will be a part of the Oregon Sea Grant summer scholars program. The intern will serve as a field technician supporting ORKA kelp forest research and restoration project. Duties will include learning about and supporting Oregon kelp forest policy initiatives, science communication through the ORKA website, social media channels, field work on ORKA projects, conducting outreach to various stakeholder groups and providing support for ORKA activities. The intern will be provided with an opportunity to conduct an independent research project focused on a specific portion of ORKA's work, including data analysis and reporting of results in a suitable conference format. (Application Closed)

For more information On ORKA check out their website here

Marine Reserve Interpretation

Multiple Internships available!

Intern will be a combination of volunteer coordinator and interpretive ranger. Internship goal is to learn about and experience the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area (MPA), and communicate ecological and cultural aspects of the Marine Reserve and MPA to the public and visitors to Port Orford. In addition to gaining confidence in public speaking skills, the intern will gain experience in data collection and analysis, science communication, and ecological and cultural aspects of the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. For OSU students wanting more information and to apply to this summers Marine Reserve Interpretation Internship through the Marine Studies Initiative click here. For the Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars internship that is open to all apply here.

Learn more about Marine Studies Initiative supported summer internships Here