2019 Summer Internship Positions

The Application Period has Closed for 2019 Internships. We will be posting information for our 2020 internship program After January 2, 2020. Please check back then to learn more and apply.

Our internships provide college students, or recent graduates, an opportunity to gain valuable experience in shark research and education. Summer internships are available in 2019, but please note that due to AWSC's status as a nonprofit research institution, positions offered by the AWSC College Intern Program are unpaid. If you have any questions regarding the the AWSC internship positions please email the AWSC's Education Director, Marianne Long, at marianne@atlanticwhiteshark.org.


Please take a moment to read through all of the information below prior to applying.


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, https://capecod.craigslist.org/  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.


Detailed information on available intern positions are listed below.

Applications are due by February 4, 2019 for 2019 positions.

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Shark Research and Science Communication Intern

Summer 2019



Community outreach and Ecotourism intern

Summer 2019


Community Outreach and Education Intern

Summer 2019