Summer Internship Positions

Our internships provide college students, or recent graduates, an opportunity to gain valuable experience in shark research and education.

Our 2020 Internship positions and their descriptions will be posted January 6, 2020. Please check back then for further details about available positions. Below, you will find general information regarding the internship program.

Applications for our 2020 summer internship position will be available January 6, 2020.




We ask for a minimum 14 week commitment (unless otherwise stated in the program description).


Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university or college program at the undergraduate or graduate level OR be a recent college graduate to be eligible to apply for an Atlantic White Shark Conservancy internship. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Financial Support

Due to AWSC's status as a nonprofit research institution, positions offered by the AWSC College Intern Program are unpaid.


AWSC offers intern housing in Harwich, MA. Selected candidates will receive further information pertaining to housing upon being offered the position.

Local Transportation

Two of the three 2019 Internship positions require a reliable means of transportation.

Public transportation between AWSC and most local areas is available through the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. Riders can pay per ride or purchase a 31-day bus pass, currently $60 (but check their website for updates). Also,  is a great resource for finding bicycles for sale. Interns are responsible for providing or making arrangements for daily transportation to AWSC.

Internship Areas and Intern Duties

Job descriptions for each of these programs can be found below. Interns normally work 32-40 hours per week and follow center and field work rules of safety and regulation. Occasionally longer hours, weekends and/or nights may be required. Dress for most internships is casual with appropriate center or laboratory/field apparel and footwear. Positions in some divisions may require more professional attire.

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the online application form. As part of their online application all interns must upload a resume or CV and an unofficial transcript. More detailed instructions for preparing and submitting these materials are provided on the application page.

If you have any questions regarding our internship program, please email AWSC’s Education Director, Marianne Long, at


2019 Internships


Shark Research and Science Communication Intern

Status: Filled


Community outreach and Ecotourism intern

Status: Filled

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Community Outreach and Education Intern

Status: Filled