Career Opportunities in the Marine Sciences

Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm: Career Opportunities in the Marine Sciences (COMS) Symposium

Location: Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, MA

There is public transit access via the MBTA Green Line to Copley Square

Career Opportunities in the Marine Sciences (COMS) Symposium

The COMS Symposium offers a series of dynamic presentations about the world’s oceans as well as discussion of Career Opportunities in the Marine Sciences including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics. It is free to secondary-school students and teachers with advanced registration.

Presentations at the 2017 program include:

Great White Shark Research in Massachusetts
Dr. Greg Skomal, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

Field Research in Florida
Amy Giannotti, Cambrian Foundation

Coral Reef Ecology: The St. Croix Expedition
Annie Opel, Harvard Biology Student

The Soul of the Octopus: Tentacles and more
Bill Murphy, The New England Aquarium

Virtual Expeditions on the Research Vessel Nautilus
Megan Cook, The Trust for Ocean Exploration

The Boston Sea Rovers Internship Program:  Producing diving leaders of the future.  Learn more about the Internship and the opportunity to experience a wide variety of jobs and career choices.
Vin Malkoski, Boston Sea Rovers, 2016 & 2017 Sea Rovers Interns

Advance registration is required!  Teachers may apply to bring up to 50 students and one chaperone per 25 students.  Upon confirmation, admission is free to school groups and their teachers.  Reservations are required by February 22 as space is limited.  Please send your request or questions to George Buckley at or phone at 617-998-8597.

Please include the following:

  • The school you represent
  • The grade levels of the students
  • Your contact information (name, address, phone, email, and cell phone)
  • The names of teachers, aides, or parents attending (Please note: We do require one adult chaperone per 25 students)
  • The number of seats requested for students.
  • Please confirm both field trip approval and transportation approvals with your Administration

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 9:00am – 12:00pm: Sea Rovers Career Opportunities in Marine STEAM: COMS Fair

Boston Sea Rovers COMS Fair – Career Opportunities in Marine STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math)

Explore career and educational opportunities in marine STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) based programs.  Representatives from the following programs will be on hand to provide information on their programs for both undergraduate and graduate opportunities.

Academic Institutions

Harvard Extension Sustainability and Environmental Management Graduate Program
Marine Biological Laboratory
Northeastern University Marine Science Center
Nova Southeastern University (materials)
Sea Education Association
Salem State University Biology and Cat Cove Marine Lab
School for Field Studies (materials)
Shoals Marine Lab; Cornell University, UNH
Southern ME Community College (materials)
UConn Marine Science Institute
UMass Boston Biology
Unity College
University of Maine, Darling Marine Center
University of New England
University of Rhode Island
University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs (materials)
WHOI (materials)

Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS)
Boston Sea Rovers Summer Internship
EPA Summer Internships
MA Division of Marine Fisheries Volunteer & Seasonal Employment
New England Aquarium Internships/Volunteers
NOAA Internships
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society Scholars and Internships
Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarships
Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)

In addition, there will be numerous opportunities to talk about potential careers with members and associates of the Boston Sea Rovers and exhibitors at the Clinic.

Boston Sea Rovers