Internship at the Marine Biological Laboratory

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Mass., offers a full-time, summer research fellowship.

(Application Early February - Program Runs Mid-June to Mid-August)

About the Internship

The E.E. Just Marine Biological Laboratory Summer Internship provides funding for a limited number of Dartmouth Undergraduates to participate in "Biological Discovery in Woods Hole" (BDWH) a summer REU Program directed by the world renowned Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to conduct research with world leaders in molecular and cell biology, neurobiology and behavior, physiology, developmental biology, and evolutionary biology. This is a great opportunity for the budding scientist curious about the life sciences. For more details please read this MBL FAQ document.


Undergraduates with sufficient background in biology/chemistry and who are committed to the mission of the E.E. Just Program, are eligible to apply. You must be available during the summer (mid-June to mid-August). Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Program Dates

Mid-June to mid-August

Benefits & Responsibilities

  • Funding & Support: Selected students will receive a $5000 stipend for the program plus room and board will be provided in MBL dormitories located on the MBL campus, and a stone's throw from the ocean. 
  • Mentorship: You will work closely with an MBL scientist
  • Community: E.E. Just Scholars are part of the E.E. Just Community and are expected to participate in our programming.
  • Final Report: A final report summarizing your experience and scientific findings (due end August)

Application Timeline

  • Application opens late January and closes late February - links are active only during application phase.
  • Online Faculty Reference Request - Deadline: February 7, 2020
    o    Complete and submit the online recommendations request form with the names and email addresses of two Dartmouth faculty members who have agreed to write recommendations on your behalf. Select faculty members who are familiar with your academic work and/or your academic and career goals
  • Online Application Submission of All MBL Application Materials - Deadline: February 21, 2020
    o    Online student application form. Included in the form is a list of MBL faculty from which you will choose your top preferences.
    o    Online faculty recommendation form: Your Dartmouth faculty recommender sshould have received the link to the form via email.  Check in with your faculty members to ensure they are aware of the application deadline. Your recommendations will be sent to the EE Just Program directly.
  • Early March: Announcment of internship recipients.