Check out the University of New England in Biddeford, MA. They have a very cool marine research program that includes one of the only rescue and recovery programs for injured sea turtles, seals and dolphins on the north Atlantic coast. They let undergrads do research and have work-study jobs working with the sea turtles aand seals. (I know about this place because my son almost enrolled. Instead he will be a creative writing major at UMaine).