Career Resources

Continue the Journey

The ocean needs you and your unique talents. CMBC has curated a variety of job searching resources specifically for those who want to take the next step in understanding and protecting our planet.

CMBC Jobs List

In addition to the resources on this page, CMBC provides a free weekly jobs newsletter to our students, alumni, and affiliates.

Our newsletter highlights opportunities for people who hold a graduate degree and want to work in one or more of the research areas encompassed by our Center. We collect job submissions from our broader network and share them with our list almost every Friday. 

Have an opportunity you’d like to share with our network? Send an email to with:

  • the URL/link/PDF for the posting
  • job title
  • employer
  • location (if applicable)

JoB Boards & Resources

UC San Diego Career Resources

UC San Diego Career Center Access career support professionals ready to help you achieve your post-grad #careergoals.

Tritons Connect UC San Diego Triton exclusive network where you can find UC San Diego and Scripps alumni and be matched with a mentor.

Handshake Get information about networking events, resources, and job openings.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Career Resources

SIO Job Announcement Email List Internal listserv that anyone from the SIO Department can post on.

SIO Industry Relations Job Board Curated opportunities from our Scripps Industry Relations Office.

Industry Career Resource Hub Curated resources from our Scripps Industry Relations Office.

Scripps Talent Recruitment Portal Create a professional profile for corporate and government agency partners to recruit Scripps talent.

Scripps Oceanography Event Calendar Find career events using the tags "innovation" or "career."

SIO Entrepreneurial Resources Business resources for SIO faculty, staff, and students.

External Marine & Conservation Job Boards

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Job Board

Environmental Justice + Outdoor Organizations 

Conservation Job Board 

Geosciences Resources for Opportunities in the Workforce (GROW)

Schmidt Ocean Job Board

Seven Seas Media Job Board

Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board 

Ocean Discovery League

Office for Coastal Management State Programs Job Board

USA Jobs Create a profile and sign up to be the first to know about the latest opportunities at: NOAA, BOEM, Navy, Coast Guard, EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, National Parks, etc. 

Job searching tips

  1. LinkedIn's job board gets better every year as more companies are utilizing this feature. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and sign-up for job notifications in fields and locations you're interested in.
  2. Other local, state or national government job boards. Where do you live? Are you looking to move? There are many government offices, and even inter-governmental organizations, looking for expertise you can bring to the table.
  3. Don't forget to look directly at organizations you might want to work for. The Nature Conservancy, and IUCN have jobs all over the world - as do Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, WWF, National Geographic, and so many more.


CMBC as an organization does not have internships available at this time. If you’re interested in getting involved with one of our member labs, please contact the principle investigator (PI) for that lab directly to inquire about any opportunities. 

CMBC Members and Affiliates