Coral Conservation and Restoration Internship
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 and geared towards those enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or recent graduates.
Intern positions last 4 months and are full-time volunteer positions offering a vast amount of experience through participation in our community involvement, daily operations, and field work—including maintaining our Florida Keys coral nurseries and outplanting corals onto the reefs.
Qualifications & Requirements
Coral Restoration Foundation reserves the right to accept or deny any applications regardless of minimum requirements met.
Applicant must be 18+ 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.
Applicant should have at least 30 dives.
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 $800.00-$1200.00 monthly. Rent will be less expensive if intern teams share living spaces.
All dive gear (excluding tanks) must be provided by the intern. This means: BCD, regulator, mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit, weights, and gloves.
Applicant must be physically fit and able to work on the water and in the sun for long periods of time (8 hours a day several days in a row).
Preference will be given to students who have studied or are studying marine science, specifically coral reefs.
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.
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.