Opportunities at UMaine

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 2020.  Contact the Diving Safety Office for more information.  

Marine Ecology Internship– Summer 2020; see link below


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 Scholarship Application.

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).

Other Opportunities

A number of other Scientific diving related internships & scholarships are also available from the organizations listed below.

AAUS Internships & Scholarships

OWUSS Internships & Scholarships

WHDOF Scholarships

AUAS Scholarships