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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.


Summer (May 30th- August 4th)

Applications open Present- March 10th 2023

Requirement: Minimum of 30hrs a 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 during the summer, spring and fall. Internships are also available at Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) in the Bahamas during the summer.

Learn more about the research programs at PIMS here


Additional information:

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.