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2020 Summer Internship Program

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has established a formal, competitive summer internship program for undergraduate students and recent graduates to support our staff on a portfolio of projects focused on fishery ecosystem research, community, and education programs. Internships at GMRI provide an opportunity to gain valuable work experiences at sea and in our lab.  

Our research team is currently managing intern mentorships through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. More detailed information about the REU program can be found on the NSF website.

Research interns have been selected for 2019. In January 2020 intern opportunities will be posted on our website for next summer. On occasion, we may also solicit applications for other intern positions for undergraduate and graduate students. We do not accept unsolicited applications for internship positions.

2019 Communications Internship

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Our scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We infuse our discoveries into the policy arena and design solutions with fishermen and seafood business to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. We share our discoveries with the public and nurture a culture of leadership in communities that depend on the sea. Our education programs cultivate science literacy and build a foundation of collaborative problem-solving among our next generation of leaders, scientists, citizens, and stewards. Each year, we serve over 25,000 stakeholders from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.

The GMRI Communications Team is responsible for the production of all print, web, photo/video, and other media used to share stories about the organization. We publish content for important stakeholder audiences through a variety of channels, including web, email, social media, newsletters, events, and more. We are seeking a video production intern to support the filming and editing needs of our growing team and ambitious video strategy.

This is a project-based internship centered around video production. We anticipate it taking 90 hours over a 6-8 week period. This paid internship will run from The week of September 23rd through early November with the average number of hours per week amounting to 15. There will be flexibility with how those hours are spent and this position may include some reimbursable travel and working off site.


  • Participate in collaborative video planning meetings with Communications Manager, New Media Specialist and other project stakeholders. 
  • Create and execute a plan for the video project, adhering to deadlines and deliverable requirements. 
  • Travel to shoots and conduct recorded interviews (video and audio) with subjects.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a media studies degree with a focus on video production.
  • Capable of editing video using an NLE (preferably Adobe Premiere)
  • Competent with shooting, editing and delivering final video products.
  • Comfortable with techniques for capturing audio for video or voice over.
    • Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Self-starter with excellent organization skills and attention to detail.  
    • Sensitivity to quality graphic design and familiarity working with graphic designers.
      • Team oriented but willing to work independently when need be.
      • Demonstrated ability to understand and synthesize complex information and explain it to a broad audience. 

 Optional Qualifications:

  • Comfort with basic Motion Graphics, including Adobe After Effects, is a plus.
  • Interest in and familiarity with the ocean environment.

You can apply for this intern position by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a link to a portfolio HERE

Questions should be emailed to Scott at however, we will not accept resumes sent to this address. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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