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INTERNSHIPS

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER 

 

Interns can expect to be challenged, mentored, and inspired, working with a dynamic team that is dedicated to helping them find their focus.

 

CORAL CONSERVATION AND REEF RESTORATION INTERNSHIP

Our Coral Conservation and Reef Restoration Internship introduces individuals to the nonprofit sector of marine conservation, focusing on the restoration of coral reef ecosystems.

  • Internships last 4 months and are full-time volunteer positions.

  • Interns gain a vast amount of experience through participation in our community engagement programs, daily operations, and fieldwork.

  • During their first semester, each intern will be mentored while they undertake a personal intern project.

  • Interns who wish to progress further have the chance to be considered for positions as Lead Interns during a second semester, and then Program Interns during a third semester.

  • Interns will be provided with a small educational stipend to offset living costs.

Upcoming INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2021

Application Period:

Sept 20th, 2021 - Oct 22nd, 2021

Notification of Acceptance:

November 15th, 2021

START DATE:

January 3rd, 2022

END DATE:

May 1st, 2022

Summer 2022

Application Period:

Jan 17th, 2021 - Feb 25th, 2022

Notification of Acceptance:

March 21st, 2022

START DATE:

May 9th, 2022

END DATE:

August 28th, 2022

Fall 2022

Application Period:

May 23rd, 2021 - July 1st, 2022

Notification of Acceptance:

July 25th, 2022

START DATE:

September 5th, 2022

END DATE:

December 18th, 2022

Spring 2023

Application Period:

Sept 19th, 2022 - Oct 28th, 2022

Notification of Acceptance:

November 21st, 2022

START DATE:

January 2nd, 2023

END DATE:

April 30th, 2023

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Age & Academic Status

 

Applicant must be 21+ years of age or older.

 

Applicant should be enrolled in an undergraduate program having completed at least two years of study at an accredited college or university,  be in enrolled in a graduate program, or be a  recent graduate from a  college or university.

 

Preference will be given to students who have studied or are studying marine science, specifically coral reefs.

Diving

Applicant should have at least 30 dives; 15 of which must be ocean dives and 5 from a boat. Applicant must have at least one logged dive within a year of the start date of the internship. 

 

Preference will be given to those with Advanced Open Water dive certification and higher, those with boat diving experience, and those with ocean diving experience.

 

All dive gear (excluding tanks) must be provided by the intern. This means: BCD, regulator, mask, fins, snorkel, dive computer, wetsuit, weights, and gloves.

 

Upon selection, candidates will be required to provide a dive physical, dive certifications, and log-books as well as proof of active dive insurance, active CPR/First Aid certification, active Oxygen Administration certification, and proof of regulator purchase/servicing.

All selected candidates' dive status is pending the approval of their dive physical by our DSO and Dive Safety Board.

Other requirements

 

Housing and reliable vehicular transportation must be provided by the intern. Applicants should keep in mind the cost of living in the Florida Keys can be between $800 and $1,200 monthly. Rent will be less expensive if intern teams share living spaces.

Applicant must be physically fit and able to work on the water and in the sun for long periods of time (eight hours a day several days in a row).

Coral Restoration Foundation reserves the right to accept or deny any applications regardless of minimum requirements met.

CURRENT INTERNS

Our current interns join us from around the country, each with unique academic backgrounds and ambitions.

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TOM CONDON

COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM INTERN

Tom grew up in Palm Springs, CA and knew he wanted to be an environmentalist from an early age. His interest in the natural world was fueled by frequent trips to the beaches, deserts, and forests of the West Coast. Tom recently graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Marine Biology and a minor in Conservation Biology. He entered the marine realm after taking his first conservation class and learning about how vulnerable coral reefs are to climate change. He started diving in the Channel Islands and became a scientific diver to research algae while on a quarter abroad in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. While abroad, he experienced the degradation of coral reefs firsthand. Tom is very excited to work with CRF to make a positive impact on coral reefs and inspire people to take action to tackle the upcoming climate crisis.

CRF ALUMNI

Our interns have gone on to do some amazing things! Where are they now?

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