Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Want to be a part of SCB MBON? Check out all of the available volunteer and internship opportunities with MBON and associated labs below.

SCB MBON and associated labs research everything from marine microbes and benthic invertebrates to Whales. With that sort of diversity in biodiversity research, we hope you find an opportunity of interest.


SCB MBON focuses on assessing marine biodiversity in benthic and pelagic habitats of the Southern California Bight using diverse methodologies.

  • Job Opportunities
    • Marine Ecology Junior or Assistant Specialist (June 2023): The Marine Science Institute is seeking a highly qualified Junior or Assistant Specialist in marine ecology. The overall objective of our work is to understand the ecology of coastal marine ecosystems, particularly kelp forests, in southern California. View this position online or job flyer
  • Internship Opportunities
    • Field and Lab Internship Opportunities: SCB MBON is always looking for volunteers for to help with field and lab research. If you are interested in volunteering for SCB MBON please fill out a volunteer application.