From the banks of the Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, scientists engage in world-renowned research in oceanography, water quality, restoration of sea grasses, marshes and shellfish, and expertise in ecosystem modeling.

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.

If you would like more information on the internship, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either myself or our hatchery manager, Stephanie Alexander, at (410)221-8310 or
Applications are due February 15, 2019.

Please download the 2019 oyster hatchery internship application here.


Julie Trommatter
Faculty Research Assistant
Horn Point Laboratory
Oyster Hatchery
2020 Horns Point Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 
410-221-8370 /