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We will have an informational Q & A on the MarSci-LACE Internship program on November 2nd from 1pm to 2pm. Register here!

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP): Marine Science Laboratory Alliance Center of Excellence (MarSci-LACE) opens doors into marine science research, education and careers for underrepresented, minority students and aims to provide unique and authentic research and training opportunities that go beyond training received by traditional degree-granting institutions. To qualify for this program, applicants must be currently enrolled in coursework at State College of Florida or College of the Florida Keys and identify as an underrepresented minority in STEM as defined by NSF. Internship application cycles, stipends and requirements below. Must be 18 or older to apply.

Spring (January 17th-April 22nd)

Applications open NOW through December 17th

Requirements (Part-time): Total of 120 hours over course of the semester

Stipend: $1800

Summer (June 6th-August 12th)

Applications open December 20th- February 15th

Requirements (full-time): Minimum of 30 hours/week for 10 weeks

Stipend: $4500


Apply to be a MarSci-LACE Intern

Learn more about the research programs at Mote here

Internships available at the main campus, the Marine Aquaculture Park and our facility in Summerland Key.

What to expect from an internship at Mote


Learn more about Mote's other internships


MarSci-LACE’s Intern Alliance is a program connecting underrepresented minority students participating in internships. The goal is to create a lasting peer-support network for students pursuing careers in marine science. The Alliance provides a safe space for students to openly discuss challenges unique to underrepresented minority students while providing tools to face these challenges. In addition, students are connected with positive role models working in the field of marine science. All students involved in any of the internship programs at Mote can participate in the Intern Alliance.