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Aquaculture Internships

Aquaculture Internships for Massachusetts (AIM)

The Massachusetts aquaculture industry is in search of staff who are reliable and willing to learn. Aquaculture Internships for Massachusetts (AIM), a collaborative partnership with MIT Sea Grant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant, and Barnstable County Cooperative Extension, will pay you to learn about aquaculture. No prior experience is needed. Spend much of the year in an internship trying out a variety of roles within the industry – and discover if aquaculture is the right work path for you! Apply by February 25, 2024.

Program Design

  • We will take 12 trainees from multiple communities.
  • April 15-26, 2024: 2 weeks of training, including an introduction to the ocean environment and the basics of aquaculture
  • April 29 – May 17, 2024: 3 weeks of trial rotations that serve as extended interviews. Each intern will work at 3 different host sites for 1 week at a time (like aquaculture farms, seafood processors, or shellfish management departments).
  • June 3 – December 27, 2024: Host sites will offer internships to trainees to work for the remainder of 2024.
  • Spring 2025: Interns attend a 1-day conference