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

FALL 2019

Application Period:

May 27th – June 28th, 2019

Notification of Acceptance:

July 15th, 2019

START DATE:

September 9th, 2019

END DATE:

Dec 20th, 2019

SUMMER 2020

Application Period:

Jan 20th- Feb 21st

Notification of Acceptance:

Mar 16th

START DATE:

May 11th

END DATE:

Aug 29th

SPRING 2020

Application Period:

Sept 16th - Oct 25th

Notification of Acceptance:

Nov 18th

START DATE:

January 6th

END DATE:

May 2nd

FALL 2020

Application Period:

May 25th – June 29th

Notification of Acceptance:

July 20th

START DATE:

September 7th

END DATE:

Dec 19th

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.

 

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, wetsuit, weights, and gloves.

 

Upon selection, candidates will be required to provide a dive physical, dive certifications and log-books, proof of DAN insurance, and proof of CPR/First Aid training.

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.

Sabine Bailey

COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM INTERN

Sabine recently graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a major in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. Growing up in Vietnam, Sabine had the opportunity to travel to multiple reefs in Asia and got her Junior Open Water certification at just 10 years old! Since then, Sabine has performed fish population abundance surveys for a Shark Conservation Project in Fiji, interned at an environmental consulting firm, worked in an aquatic invasive species lab, and attained her Rescue Diver certification. Sabine always knew she wanted to return to the ocean and applied to study abroad in Brisbane, Australia in her third year of university. There she took a marine field course studying the state of corals at the Heron Island Research Station in the Great Barrier Reef and was devastated to see its progressive state of decline. However, participating in CRF’s work, Sabine is filled with renewed optimism and hopes to inspire future generations towards a bluer and healthier planet.

Headquarters

89111 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Florida 33070

 

Exploration Center

5 Seagate Blvd, Key Largo, Florida 33037

(Next to the Pilot House Restaurant & Marina)

©2018 by Coral Restoration Foundation™

(305) 453-7030