Student Opportunities

USD student volunteer Dustin working on genetic identifications of rockfish.                        Work Study Student Clifford curating the Ichthyoplankton Collection.                          

Opportunities for student internships as well as volunteer and paid positions in the Larval Lab are available on a regular basis.

Types of Projects

Students can choose among a variety of projects, including:

  • Learning the systematics of fishes
  • Learning various ichthyoplankton sample analyses
  • Learning how to curate the Collection Archive

Who Can Apply?

We accept currently enrolled high school and college students.

Time Commitment

We ask students to work a minimum of one month, at least 15 hours a week.  Depending on the project and the student's goals, however, some positions are available for several years. 

In the past we have worked with students from:

  • Local high schools (Stella Maris Academy, MET, Francis Parker)
  • Harvey Mudd College Upward Bound
  • UCSD Work Study
  • Hire A Youth Program

For more information on student opportunities, please contact or



Last modified: 12/24/2014