Summer internships: now hiring at RIDEM

Are you interested in marine biology? Natural resource management? Do you have an interest in learning more about how fisheries are monitored and managed? Consider working with the Rhode Island DEM Division of Marine Fisheries! We are looking for interns for the summer 2023 season.

Seasonal interns with the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) join a dynamic workplace where the day-to-day activities vary substantially. During the summer, DMF runs multiple marine resource surveys to assess fish and invertebrate populations in state waters. We have a fleet of research vessels ranging from 16 to 50 feet in length, and interns generally spend at least half of their time working on these vessels and assisting with survey work. When not in the field, interns are typically stationed at DMF offices in Jamestown or Jerusalem, RI, where they assist with database entry of survey samples, preparation of survey equipment (mending nets, assembling bait bags), and sample processing for analysis. Additionally, there may be opportunity for interested individuals to conduct an independent project that aligns with the Division’s responsibilities.

Ideal candidates will be individuals with an interest in marine science and/or marine resource management who would like to gain hands-on experience in fisheries science. They will enjoy working as part of a team, be willing to work on the water in inclement weather, and have an aptitude for working in an environment where day-to-day job duties can vary substantially.

To apply: please visit (position title=Student Researcher, Location= Jamestown, RI). Please feel free to reach out to Corinne Truesdale at with any questions.