Josephine uses her oyster sorter


Aquaculture Summer Industry Externship Program

Externs will be paid by UMaine for 40 hours/week for 12 weeks. The extern will be expected to complete a project identified by the host institution and present the results at the end of the summer as part of an aquaculture symposium. Externs participate in an aquaculture workshop, communications training, professional development, and receive mentoring from ARI’s Outreach and Education Coordinator. Only externs and hosts accepted through a competitive application process and vetted by ARI are eligible for the program. The hosts that are chosen will be able to choose from a pool of qualified students. Host responsibilities include: on-site job training, a short program evaluation survey and attendance at the student symposium. Hosts who can offer housing will be prioritized. Students outside UMaine can apply but must be enrolled at their home institution for the fall semester.  

Our summer internship is closed for 2022. Please check back in 2023.

For more information, contact M. Scarlett Tudor at

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Hamlin lab Research group
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