Eligibility and Compensation
We are currently positioned to host graduate-level (M.S. or Ph.D.) interns through a variety of structured graduate internship programs throughout California and beyond. Such programs must articulate clear educational goals, internship hours or timing, compensation (e.g., university credit or stipend), stipulations for vacation and sick leave, and provide appropriate liability coverages. As appropriate, OST will consider matching funds to support an internship position. At this time, OST cannot provide health insurance or housing.
Internship requests will be evaluated on a first-come-first serve basis and acceptance will be based on an individual’s educational and career interests, our organizational needs, capacity, and ability to provide the intern with an immersive, productive experience.
To date we have hosted interns from programs California State University COAST Program (CSU COAST), CSU Monterey Bay, and the San Francisco State University Estuary and Ocean Science Center RIPTIDES Program, and we are interested in broadening the range of institutions and programs with which we partner to host interns.
OST values an equitable, multicultural workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills, perspectives, and leadership of people of color, LGBTQ people, and other individuals from marginalized backgrounds; we encourage these candidates to request an internship at OST.