University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceHorn Point Oyster Hatchery

Thank you for your interest in our internship opportunities. At this time, the deadline for submissions has passed and we are no longer accepting new applications. We appreciate your patience as we review all of the applicants.
Any questions regarding the internship, please contact us.
Stephanie Alexander-, (410)221-8310
Julie Trommatter-, (410)221-8370

2019 Internship Opportunities

2018 Crew

The oyster culture program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory is now accepting applications for summer interns. The oyster hatchery, one of the largest on the East Coast, produces oyster larvae, spat on shell, and oyster seed for restoration and aquaculture activities, as well as for research and education. The facility includes large larval tanks, a greenhouse for algal production, over fifty outdoor setting tanks, and a demonstration oyster farm.

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Oyster hatchery interns are expected to become part of the hatchery team and learn all aspects of oyster culture. This includes, but is not limited to, broodstock management, spawning, larval culture, algal culture, settlement, outplanting, deployment, sampling procedures, data collection, farm management, and facility maintenance. While employed with the oyster hatchery, interns will also be gaining experience on a working oyster farm.