Opportunities at UMaine
Diving Internship (2021)- The Steneck lab at the Darling Marine Center is looking for several summer interns interested in lobster biology and ecology. The project involves a mix of field work, laboratory experiments, and data processing. The position will run from June through August. Full details and requirements available at:
Scientific Diving Assistants– UMaine seeks two individuals per year to assist with our instructional diving courses. See the position descriptions on this page for details. *These positions have been filled for 2021. Contact the Diving Safety Office for more information.
John H. Dearborn Scientific Diving Scholarship– this $500 scholarship is available to a UMaine student who is majoring in Marine Sciences and enrolled in a scientific diving class. Dearborn Scholarhip Application (2020)
Dr. John H. Dearborn began his career at the University of Maine in 1966 in the Department of Zoology and retired in 1999 as Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences. His love for teaching and the interactions with his students over three decades was a highlight of his career. This scholarship in his memory was established in 2011 with a gift from J. F. White Contracting Company and renewed by an anonymous donor in 2013. To donate to this scholarship, click here.
Past recipients include: Joshua Manning, Hillary Scannell (2012); Jacqueline Rosa (2013); Audrey Knowlton (2014); Melissa Hoffman, Zachary Topor (2015); Adam Desjardins, Teiga Martin (Summer- 2016), Katherine Miller (Fall- 2016); Julia MackinMcLaughlin (Summer-2017), Katherine Lasdin (Fall-2017), Megan Amico (Fall-2018), Montana Benning (Summer-2019), Jason Morrill (Fall-2019), Joshua Lynn (Fall-2020).
A number of other Scientific diving related internships & scholarships are also available from the organizations listed below.