Biology and Animal Behavior majors: Looking for an internship? Consider these possibilities! All 3 organizations listed below have accepted Indiana University interns in the past.
These unpaid internships are available during four sessions: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter; the minimum commitment is 10 weeks. Mote Internships allow college students and recent college graduates interested in a career in the ocean sciences to gain valuable hands-on experience in research, conservation, education and support services under the mentorship of Mote scientists, educators, animal care specialists and other professionals.
Coral Restoration Foundation offers internships throughout the year for young, marine conservation- minded individuals. The internship introduce undergraduate students and recent graduates to the non-profit sector of marine conservation, focusing on the restoration of coral reef ecosystems. Interns gain a range of experiences including maintaining CRF’s Upper Keys coral nurseries and outplanting corals onto the reefs. Preference will be given to those applicants with Advanced Open Water certification and higher, and those with previous boat handling and ocean diving experience; at a minimum, applicants should have completed 20 dives.
Three times a year REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) accepts four individuals to intern at REEF Headquarters in Key Largo, Florida. Interns learn a variety of skills that include non-profit management, public speaking, conservation fieldwork, data management, and marine biology laboratory techniques. REEF interns build relationships with leaders in marine science and conservation, and leave the internship well rounded, experienced, and ready to begin careers in marine conservation. Applicants must have basic Open Water SCUBA certification, and experience with ocean diving and boat diving is preferred.