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These are not always available, but there could be opportunities upon request for interns to develop valid, unbiased scientific research projects that address biological / ecological / anthropogenic issues pertaining to Newport Back Bay’s flora and fauna. Interns are encouraged to work with their faculty advisor to investigate scientific research hypotheses that are of mutual interest to the intern, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Back Bay Science Center which provides the location. Working with his/her own advisor the intern will make observations, state a hypothesis, collect data, analyze and be able to present the results of the research. This research highly encourages focusing on the impacts of human recreation on the flora and fauna.

If you are a graduate student and would like to participate in this opportunity, please contact Kathy Sheridan at

or call (949) 640-9959 to discuss additional details and a potential proposal. 

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