Internship Program

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is the University of Southern Mississippi’s marine and coastal research and education enterprise sited in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Through its Internship Program, the GCRL affords students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain research experience in a coastal setting by working under the leadership of its faculty, research scientists, and graduate students.  Research at GCRL is multidisciplinary and applications-oriented with a focus on sustainable coastal and marine resources, development of new marine technologies, and the education of future scientists and citizens. 


For undergraduate internship positions, priority consideration will be given to students who have attended the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Summer Field Program.  



2019 GCRL Internship Application

For undergraduate students interested in applying for an internship position, please complete this application.

The application deadline was February 22, 2019. Academic credit is not issued through the GCRL Internship Program.  For students wishing to receive academic credit for a research project, please consider the GCRL's Summer Field Program's Research Study option.

For More Information:

Sam Clardy, Associate Director
Marine Education Center

“Funding for this program is provided by the Mississippi
Tidelands Trust Fund and administered by the Mississippi
Department of Marine Resources”