In general the Norris Center sponsors students for internships in four ways:

1) Norris Center Internships (2-unit or 5-unit)

2) As part of the CAMINO program (applications due Feb 21, 2021 for Summer 2021).

3) Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History internships (usually through the Webster Fellowship)

4) Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program interns that help the Norris Center with outreach. 

5) As a senior research project, senior thesis or independent research. Past projects have had a diverse range of projects, including curation of natural history collections, teaching student-led seminars, taxidermy, and conducting self-designed natural history projects. Contact Chris Lay ( or Norris Center staff for more information on these internships.

Volunteer Positions

The Norris Center has a dedicated and lively group of volunteers and student interns who work with Norris Center staff, sharing their knowledge and passion for natural history and museum techniques. Contact Norris Center Director Chris Lay at to find out how you can participate.