Opportunities with CRI

CRI Summer Student Internship program participants conducting research

Summer Student Internship Program

LMU's Coastal Research Institute (CRI) Internship and Research Assistant Program provides hands-on learning opportunities using applied science in restoration and research projects. This opportunity is available to Seaver College undergraduate students in Summer 2022 and work will continue during the following academic year. This program provides students with a $2,500 summer scholarship to conduct research and work with CRI for a 6-week period during LMU’s Summer Session I or II. Housing is available on a limited basis. Please note pre-requisite requirements for some individual research projects.


Please direct any further questions to Karina Johnston, CRI Director of Programs, at kjohnston@santamonicabay.org

Faculty Opportunities

LMU Coastal Research Institute Information Session for Faculty: 

CRI will host a Zoom information session on Feb. 11 at 3 p.m to outline various opportunities available to faculty members from any Seaver department, including funding for Summer 2022, through the LMU Coastal Research Institute.  Karina Johnston, CRI Program Director will lead the info session.  Please click Zoom to join the session.

Faculty involvement in CRI is vital to the institute's success. Faculty can get involved in a variety of ways, including:

  • Serving as mentors for summer and academic year research projects
  • Giving presentations on research results about Santa Monica Bay
  • Interacting with city, county and state agencies and personnel
  • Developing curricula to support CRI activities
  • Serving as co-authors on grants
  • Receiving CRI fellowships as seed money for follow-up with grant proposals to further their work with CRI
  • Serving as CRI faculty affiliates

Other Opportunities

CRI hosts post-docs and/or visiting scholars to study and research with the institute. These visitors may also have some teaching responsibilities.